WRT54G as an access point

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by glh65, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. glh65

    glh65 Guest

    I'm a complete novice at this so point me in the right direction if this has been covered elsewhere!!! My Broadband modem is plugged into a WRT54G ver 7. I've also got an older ver 3.1 wrt54g. How can I use this as an AP for the wireless PCs in the house. Do I need to change the firmware, to enable the 3.1 as an access point, or do I need to swap them around. Is there an idiots guide. I'm new to this stuff. I seems really interesting but I don't know where to start :confused:


  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Both your V7 and V3.1 are already APs. Just plug the one you want to use as an AP only it into your existing WIRED network via one of its LAN ports, and set up the wireless parameters, whatever the firmware.

    The one you currently use as an router is also an AP. As you will now have 2 wireless APs, make sure you set them up for different channels, like 1 and 6, or they will interfere with each other.

    If you want to make the 2nd router a wireless/wireless AP, you need to look at a Wireless Distribution System (WDS). If so, you may need 3rd party firmware (only possible on the V3)

    No idiot's guide that I know of, but search these forums, as well as www.thibor.co.uk, www.dd-wrt.com, and other firmware sites - many references.
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