wap54g to wap54g(repeater) to wap54g(client) help

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by sksig, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. sksig

    sksig Guest

    Hi there.

    I have been like seven hours trying to figurethis one out :-(

    I Have a speedtouch router wich broadcasts the niternet to multiply wired computers. There is wap54g#1 connected to the router. So the diagram would look something like this.

    Router -> wap54g#1 -> wap54g#2(repeater) -> laptop

    But the signal is very weak from the repeater to the laptop ( the repeater is on top of roof and the laptop inside another building, facing that roof)
    So the idea was to put another wap54g as a client in the window of the house wich the laptop is located.

    Like this:
    Router -> wap54g#1 -> wap54g#2(repeater) -> wap54g#3(client) -> laptop

    but this isn't working at all. Actually I cant get the new wap (#3) to work as a client with the wap(#1), wich I thought was the first step to do just to see if that would at least work.

    I have tried auto dhcp ip addresses and static ip adresses. The new wap(#3) is finding the wap(#1) when set to client mode, but when changes are saved.... no connection.

    Wap#1 and #2 have version nr 2.07 but the newvest one had 2.08. I downgraded him to 2.07 , but it doesn't change.

    P.s. I noticed that the new wap looks a bit different than the others...

    Please help me out if you know what the solution could be.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You have to set the WAP54G #3 to be a client of WAP54G #2 by entering the MAC address of WAP54G #2, when setting it in bridge mode. The 54G #2 is a bridge to the 54G #1, when you entered the MAC address of the 54G #1, when you put it in repeater mode. It rebroadcasts the packets from #1 with it own MAC address. An alternative is to eliminate #2 entirely. If you remove the antenna of #1 and reconnect a directional antenna on your roof and point it at the client #3 and set the MAC Address of #1 you should be able to get it to work. Of course you can place a directional antenna on #3 also. This would eliminate the bridge, which cuts your bandwidth in half since a repeater has only one radion and must send and recieve the signals.
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