Wireless to Wireless

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by zeepbel, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. zeepbel

    zeepbel LI Guru Member

    Quick question:

    Can i use a WRT54G to re-transmit a wireless network?
    I just moved, and my new ISP send me a standard WIFI router but it does not cover the whole house. I still have a WRT54G and i was wondering if i could just stash the WRT somewhere in the middle and let it capture the standard routers signal and broadcast it again.
    eg. Notebook -> wifi -> WRT54G -> wifi -> standard router / modem

    Is this possible, and if so, hard to do?
    Thanks in advance,

    EDIT: Yes, i could just pull some lines, but its pretty hard since its pretty old wiring down here. Wifi to Wifi would save me lots of valuable time :).
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yes you can use a WRT54G as a repeater but it would require you to have a hardware version compatible with 3rd party firmware.
  3. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    He mean that you'll have to have v.1.0-v.4.0. not v.5.0-v.8.0.
  4. chaben

    chaben Guest

    Yes, i would also like to know how to do somthing like this with my WRT54GS. Verizon gave me a router/modem device to use with their fios internet and have this extra router now.
  5. zeepbel

    zeepbel LI Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G V2.2, so it should do :)
    Already running hyperWRT on it atm.

    What 3rd party firmware should i use, i would like to keep it stable. Any thoughts / guides on achieving this? And is there a high change of bricking the device?

    Thanks, Zeepbel.

    EDIT: I assume it used 1 antenna to capture, and 1 antenna to transmit, will the WRT54G loose range?
    Internet connection is a 4mbit, so its never going to reach the max 52mbit (or 50% of it)
  6. zeepbel

    zeepbel LI Guru Member


    Alright, i just installed DD-WRT 23.SP2, works pretty neat! :)
    Found a nice bridging guide online, but somehow it doesnt work 100%.

    Set my basic router to and my WRT to
    SSID matches.

    When connecting to my network it only shows the standard router in the basement (connection quality 1~2stripes) whilst I can access the 2nd router by visiting
    I placed the WRT on a spot where it should recieve 4 stripes, and without bridging (and without internet) i catch 3 stripes at my current location. with the WRT switched off and standard on i catch 1 stripe (low and slow). Somehow the bridging does not work 100%, i can access it, but it does not retransmit somehow. any thoughts on why? :)

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