WAG54G as an access point only

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by rlisanti, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. rlisanti

    rlisanti Network Guru Member

    Posted on the WAP forums as well.

    I have a v1 WAG54G that I no longer use.
    Does anyone know if this can be configured as a simple wireless access point? Don't need routing, encryption or anything like that.

    I have a new BT-supplied wireless router (Ewire?) but the signal doesn't reach the furthest points in my house (the range on the WAG54G by the way was worse and it suffered frequent signal drops).
    I am using a pair of Homeplug 85Mbs powerline bridges now to make a physical connection to equipment in my front room but if I could plug the WAG or another access point into the remote Homeplug device then it would give me a lot more wirelss options around the rest of the house.

    I could sell the WAG on eBay of course and buy a cheap access point but I thought if I already had equipment that could be re-purposed then it would make more sense.

    Anyone have any ideas on this?

  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member


    No problem to use your WAG like that !

    By the way, note this WAG is the only one Linksys gateway capable to repeat a wireless signal with the last firmwares (1.02.7 or more)...
  3. silver_fox

    silver_fox LI Guru Member

    So how do you configure...

    the WAG54G so that packets from wireless devices are passed out through the ethernet switch to the alternative ADSL router.

    I need this config becuase the WAG54G cannot maintain a solid connection to the NET but the wireless function is better than my billion router
  4. devries25

    devries25 LI Guru Member

    1. connect PC to WAG54 and log into config
    2. change WAG IP to something in IP range of the primary ADSL router, but outside its DHCP range eg. - this is so that you can at a later time access the WAG from any network client to make changes to wireless settings.
    3. disable DHCP in WAG. Check you are happy with wireless settings.
    4. connect WAG to ADSL router (LAN port to LAN port)
    5. Done
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