WRT54G Access point for existing wireless network?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by fnr121, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. fnr121

    fnr121 Guest

    I tried searching for this but don't know enough to figure it out...
    I have currently a Linksys WRT54GX setup as my wireless network.
    I also have a Linksys wrt54g (Currently doing nothing). I have a desktop computer with no wireless card, and I would like to setup my extra wrt54g to plug into my desktop via LAN, and pick up the wireless signal from the WRT54GX.

    Is this possible?
    Can you point me in the direction?
  2. Penguin

    Penguin Addicted to LI Member

    Yes, this is possible, at least when you've got a WRT54G that supports running a 3rd party firmware, that is WRT54G v1 to v4. In that case you can install OpenWRT or DD-WRT and configure the device for client-mode.
  3. irootsk

    irootsk Addicted to LI Member

    As Penguin mentioned in the post above, it's possible to do it.
    Here is little HowTo if you you DD-WRT firmware. I had also one spare router and i managet to conect them together with that setup.
    But both my routers are running on DD-WRT fw.
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