WAP54G: definitive guide to setup as a repeater wirelessly?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Esquire, May 14, 2004.

  1. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    One of my friends wants to add a WAP54G as a wireless repeater to his WRT54G. It will be placed on the 2nd floor of his house to extend the signal, but due to the nature of the house, the AP cannot be attached to WRT54G via a cable.

    Can this be done? We want to read ahead and do some homework on this subject first. Is there an article or tutorial outlining or showing all the steps and settings?


    P.S. Only WAP54G 1.1 is available where I am, and the local distributors have no plans to import version 2.0.
  2. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    I can't give you a definitive guide as I don't have a WAP in my posession to give you word for word translation of the web interface. But with the latest Linksys firmware, and hacks based off those - the WRT54G adds support for the WAP as a repeater. You will need to upgrade the WAP as well to the latest firmware. There is a defined method to moving to the V2.0+ firmware on a v1.x hardware - upgrade to 1.09.1 first then 2.06, then where ever you want.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member


    So we cannot go straight to update to 2.06 of the firmware from lower versions?!
  4. Re: WAP54G: definitive guide to setup as a repeater wireless

    To properly configure Wireless Repeating on a WAP54g Access Point with the WRT54g kindly follow the steps below. But before you do so make sure that both devices has the updated firmware from the Linksys website.

    1. Connect the WAP11's ethernet port to a switch/hub/router using a regular patch cable.

    2. Connect a PC to the same switch/hub/router. Or use a cross-over cable to directly connect the WAP54g to the PC.

    3. Assign a Static IP address on the PC

    To statically assign an IP address

    Windows 2000 and XP:

    1.Click start, choose Control Panel
    2.Double click Network Connections
    3.Right click Local Area connections then select properties
    4.Select “Use the following IP address” then enter on the IP address type Subnet mask is then Default Gateway is
    5.Click OK and close all windows

    Windows 95, 98 and ME:

    1.Click Start, choose Settings then Control Panel
    2.Double click network
    3.Highlight TCP/IP -> for your network adapter ( Ex. TCP/IP->Linksys Etherfast 10/100 Network Adapter )
    4.Click Properties
    5.Select Specify an IP address then enter on the IP address type Subnet mask is then Default Gateway is
    6.Click OK and close all windows, if it prompts you to restart the PC, do so.

    4. Launch your Default Browser and on the Address Bar type, If it asks you for a Username and Password, leave Username blank and on Password type admin. Then hit OK.

    5. From the SetUp page under the AP Mode, select Wireless Repeater. Then inside the Remote AP MAC address type the "Wireless MAC Address" of the WRT54g. ( The Wireless MAC address of the WRT54g can be verified by accessing the SetUp page of the WRT54g )

    6. Click Apply and close the SetUp Page.
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