Wifi installation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    I would like some advices for a complete wifi installation, for an association.

    We would like to subscribe an ADSL contract with a french provider (www.free.fr). This provider gives a modem which is also able to act as a wifi access point.

    The problem is that we can't use it to cover all the place. So the idea is to add another central access point acting as a repeater.

    My question is : is it possible to use a Linksys AP (like WAP54G os so) for that ? Is it possible to use it to repeat the AP build in the ADSL modem ? What model can do that ? With what firmeware ?

    As we also have a room with several computers, already wired together, is it possible to add a Linksys AP acting as client for this wired network ?

    If it is not the good place, please tell me which forum my question should be asked...

    Thank's for your help,

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    It depends on the ADSL modem, if it has WDS is may work. To use a WAP54G as a repeater is not predictable. It only works with a limited number of Linksys router or access points and only with the correct firmware on both units. Now you can use the WAP54G as a bridge, but again it may or may not work. I has been reproted to work with a some D-Link routers. If you can return the unit you can experiment.
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