WRT54AG as Wireless Access Point

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by DaAznSensation, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. DaAznSensation

    DaAznSensation Addicted to LI Member

    I am new to this forum and I was wondering if you could tell me how to convert the WRT54AG to be a Wireless Access Point. I am trying to utilize this Wireless Router elseware in the house. I want this to be able to fuction as both a WAP and router and connect through wireless it to the intial wireless router.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Not with facory firmware, you can use it as a wireless access point wired to your inital router, but no connected wirelessly and as a router. What you are asking for is a repeater. Consumer repeaters receive and transmit with the same radio cutting the bandwith in half. Your WRT54AG has both a 5GHz and a 2.6GHz radio, I believe tha each radio cannot operate independently from the other.
  3. DaAznSensation

    DaAznSensation Addicted to LI Member

    Do you know if there is a hacked firmware that might at least turnt he router into an access point. It would defeat the purpose if I had to connect it to my other wireless router.

    Thanks for your help.
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