WRT54GL v1.1 can i use it as Access Points?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by gatin, May 26, 2007.

  1. gatin

    gatin Guest

    WRT54GL v1.1 can i use it as Access Points?

    if yes who do I.
  2. silentaccord

    silentaccord Network Guru Member

    Start by connecting one computer to the WRT54GL using wireless or an ethernet cable connected to one of the 4 LAN ports (not the WAN/Internet port). Don't connect the WRT to your existing network yet or it may interfere with your other router.

    Once you are connected, log into the router (see http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3676 for instructions) and you should be at the Basic Setup page. You need to make 2 changes here.

    1) Local IP Address. This needs to be a unique IP address on the same subnet as your existing network and it should be outside the DHCP range for your existing router. For example, if the router you already have has a local IP address of and its DHCP server starts at, you can use any IP address from to (as long as it isn't already manually assigned to another device on the network). Whatever address you use will be the new address you enter in your browser when you want to change the settings of the WRT.

    2) Set DHCP Server to "Disable".

    Click Save Settings. This is the minimum required to use it as an access point on an existing network. Once you've changed these 2 settings, connect one of the WRT's 4 LAN ports to your existing network and it should now function as a wireless access point. You can also use the remaining 3 LAN ports for wired clients but don't connect anything to the WAN/Internet port. Once you verify that it works, you can make other changes (e.g., wireless settings/security) by logging back in with the new local IP address you selected.
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