WAP54GX works nicely

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by LordFlux, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. LordFlux

    LordFlux Network Guru Member

    Received my WAP54GX today. Works great! My brother and I have been trying to work out a way to connect our houses, but the trees and distance between our houses caused problems. Tried using an amplifier and a combination of high-gain antennas and could never get it to work. Set the WAP54GX in the same place that my WAP54G was and went down to my brother's house and set his WAP54G in client mode. It detected the WAP54GX and had 20% signal strength. I was able to browse my network and transfer files over -- albeit slowly.

    I'll re-connect the high gain antennas and see if we can increase the signal strength. So far, I'm very impressed. Too bad the WAP54GX doesn't support bridge or client mode. I'd purchase a 2nd one and be done with it.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    How far apart were you.

    How far are the houses apart? You could have used a WRT54GXV2 as an access point, when on sale it is cheaper than the price people are selling the WAP54GX for.
  3. LordFlux

    LordFlux Network Guru Member

    Re: How far apart were you.

    I thought about getting the WRT54GX, but I wasn't sure if throwing another router into the mix would be a wise decision. Probably wouldn't have been a problem as long as I disabled DHCP, but I remember a friend's D-Link wireless router causing a lot of headaches (any wireless device of mine was forced to adhere to the router's port forwarding rules even though the transfers were going through the integrated switch and not through the WAN port. I'm using a dual Xincom router for my WAN.).

    The distance between the houses isn't so much the problem, it's the amount of trees between him and I. We're probably about 200 yards apart, but I can't even see his house because of the trees -- there is no LOS. My original plan to was mount an antenna on a post at the corner of my lot and shoot it down the road to his house, but the new AP seems to be working out nicely... would like to increase the transfer rate, though, so I'll play with the antennas I have.
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