WAG54v2 and WAP54g talking wireless?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Olafski, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. Olafski

    Olafski Network Guru Member

    I have a WAG54G v2 and a WAP54G v3. I have the WAG on my attic, 3rd floor, and want to put my WAP54G on the second floor to have a signal on the first floor. Can I set this up in a wireless way. I don;t know how to call this, bridged or repeater. In the WAP I can set the AP mode to Wireless Bridge or Wireless Repeater and only have to fill in the wireless MAC address of my WAG. I did that but the Link light is off when I disconnect the WAP from my WAG.
    And if so, do I need to setup both security settings to be exactly the same, so both SSID, WPA PSK and their key?
  2. stalek

    stalek Network Guru Member

    1. Activate WDS in WAG54G (I have it in the firmware 2.7, last tab)
    1a) In the MAC address box type the MAC of your WAP54G
    2. Set the wireless security to WEP for WAG (WPA doesn't work in WDS)
    3. Set the AP mode of your WAP to Repeater.
    3a) In the MAC text box type MAC of your WAG network
    4. Set the wireless security to WEP for WAP
    5. Set the working channel the same for both devices.
    6. Configure your clients to use WEP.

  3. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Once more I repeat :

    WAG54G 2.0 doesn't support WDS yet !

    The only way in this case is to set the Wap as client

  4. stalek

    stalek Network Guru Member

    Does AP client mode in WAP work as a repeater?

    I tried this, but after typing MAC of my SSID in WAP, that MAC
    was shown in red and no connection was available.
    Maybe in this mode only cable connections with WAP are available (not wireless)?

    I have WAG v1 and WAP v3 with the latest stable firmware for them.
    Do you know if in any configuration WPA will work?
  5. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Client mode for a WAP is like a WMP card into your PC so you need to plug it !

    Wireless repeating or bridging requires WDS but only WEP encryption is supported. Hopefully, some 3rd party firmware (DD-WRT for example) support WPA with WDS...

    Have a look to my page : WDS (sorry in french) ;)
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