Using WRT54GL as AP and client at the same time

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Penguin, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Penguin

    Penguin Addicted to LI Member

    Hello everyone!
    I was wondering if it is possible to use the WRT54GL as a wireless access point while being connected to another WLAN as a client at the same time. I know it is possible to do something like that with WDS, but that is not an option in my case. I do not want to bridge the networks.
    So my question is, is a configuration like this possible and if it is, which firmware would be the best choice for such a configuration? Currently I'm running OpenWRT White Russian on the device.
  2. Penguin

    Penguin Addicted to LI Member

  3. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    Just take the input to the GL and plug it into one of the ethernent ports on it, not the Internet input. I am currently using a WRTSL54GS as an access point behind another router.
  4. Penguin

    Penguin Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for your answer.

    The thing is the WRT router is connected wirelessly to the other router. So there is no wire between the two devices. Both devices are on different floors, so it is not an option to connect them via ethernet cable.
    The question is, if it is possible to run the router as a wireless client, while at the same time running as an wireless access point.
    I know that I would have only half the bandwith for the wireless clients, but that would not be a problem.
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