WAP54G or WRT54G

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by McGyver, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. McGyver

    McGyver Network Guru Member

    I currently have 2 WAP54G in Wireless Bridge mode connected to my internal lan (192.168.0.x) and internet. Now i want to connect a seccond remote location. I think i can use a third WAP54g and connect this one also to the wireless bridge. The problem is that a have all the remote locations on the same cubnet (ip range 192.168.0.x).

    I was thinking........ Can i take a WRT54G, set it up in bridge mode and connect the 2 WAP54G also in Bridge Mode to the WRT54G on a different subnet (192.168.1.x for WAP54 1 and 192.168.2.x for WAP54G 2). In the WRT54G i can setup some firewall rules wich block the subnet from the WAP54G to the internal network

    I have MustDie 2.0g installed on the WAP54G to increase the power, is there also non Linksys software to update the WRT54G and make it connect with the 2 WAP54g??

    Any other suggestions are handy also :lol:
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    As far as the wireless connection is concerned it will just forward the packets across, it won't care about what IP network they're on. The PC's on the other hand will, for ones on the 192.168.1.x network to be able to talk to those on the 192.168.2.x network, and vis versa, something needs to sit in the middle to route between the two. Why the need for two networks and what do the PC's on each side need to see?
  3. McGyver

    McGyver Network Guru Member

    The both remote connections are for my neigbours who live about 100m from me. I am the one with Cable internet and they have dial up connections until now. In Holland you have to pay for every min. you are connected throug PSTN.
    I want both neighbours to share my internet connection, but not be able to "see" my own internal network/server and each other.
  4. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It should work. I am not familiar with the MustDie firmware but the Sveasoft should be able to accomplish this. By using the WRT54 as the main router (ISP WAN link) you could set a seperate "wireless" subnet to keep the traffic off your subnet. You probably will need to use the Sveasoft Freya firmware (client mode support) for the the 2 WAP54 units. Post a question in the Sveasoft forum and you will probably get a better answer.
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