WRT54GS - v23 as remote WAP

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by timothyha, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. timothyha

    timothyha Network Guru Member

    Here is what I have done - I have wrt54gs with v23 on it that I want to put up in a attic space, I have one ethernet connection up there to get it to the established wired network (the wiring panel is in a location that does not allow wireless to work, hence remotely locating a second unit .... HOW the heck do I do this?

    My network is a static IP connect to DSL - Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. lodogg

    lodogg Network Guru Member

    Humm I need a little more explanation? Let’s say you have the AP in your attic and the DSL Modem is in your office which is one level below. You will want to run your LAN cable off of the DSL modem up to the WAN port on your Linksys AP. Does this make any sense? I would 1st test your AP right next to your modem and make sure it’s working before hardwiring it in your attic.

  3. timothyha

    timothyha Network Guru Member

    Yes that would be the scenario - I'd like the WAP to be an extentsion of the current network I have running .... just not sure how to configure it to do what I think it should do :D

  4. __spc__

    __spc__ Network Guru Member

    What on earth are you trying to accomplish?
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    He is trying to use the second wrt54gs as a access point client or use WDS or use the other WRT54GS as a repeater, if the wrt54gs in the attic. I guess he trying to mount the first wrt54gs as high as possible for greater coverage.
  6. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    One problem is the heat in the summer in the attic, may be too hot for the wrt54gs.
  7. __spc__

    __spc__ Network Guru Member

    So different things - which is it?

    Does he want a repeater, or WDS?
  8. timothyha

    timothyha Network Guru Member

    Lets try this question a different way ...

    Want the one unit to be an AP - pick up wireless traffic, route traffic to ethernet - to second unit that is located in the bowels of the structure -

    Want the wireless to be an extension of the existing network, no dhcp.

    I can not get the AP to route the traffic down the ethernet.

    How do you get a stand alone AP to route traffic to the enthernet?
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