WRT54GS <-> WAP54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by helix0712, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. helix0712

    helix0712 Network Guru Member

    Hi folks,

    i´m pretty new to this board, but tried to read as much as possible before...

    I have the following problem and can´t get it working:

    I use a WRT54GS as an access point providing wireless internet access in the house.
    I now wat to extend its "range" to my (large) garden and have therefore one WAP54G lying around. I do not have cables for connceting the WAP54G to the LAN, so my idea was to set it up like a repeater.
    As far as i understand by now is:

    - i can only connect LAN to LAN using the REPEATER or BRIDGE mode ?

    But i want:

    - sit in the garden and accessing the WAP54G wireless while the WAP54G is also communicating wireless to the WRT54GS...

    Is this possible ? And if yes, how ?

    I tried now for a couple of days.

    Your help is appreciated.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Bridge mode is for connecting LAN to LAN. A repeater is used to extend an Wireless Network. If you are usingeither mode and have MAC Address filtering on you must add the MAC Address of the WAP54G to the list of PCs allowed to access the network. In addition there are minimum firmware versions you must have on the WAP54G and the WRT54GS. On the WAP54G you must have at least version 2.07, but I would recommend 2.08, since it adds WPA-PSK to both repeater and bridge mode. You will have to go to the Linksys check the version for your WRT54GS. Remember to do a firmware upgrade from a wired connection only. You have to have the MAC Address of the wireless portion of your WRT54G, which is available on the routers wireless status page and you must enter it on the Access Point Page of the WAP54G for either repeater or bridge mode.
  3. helix0712

    helix0712 Network Guru Member

    Linksys Firmware works fine now

    Thank you so far,

    i got it wrking using the original linksys firmware on both devices. This does help me out...but is there a chance to get things working with dd-wrt / hyperwap or just anything on the WAP54 to adjust its transmit power ?
    I could use Hyperwap, but it is based on 2.07 firmware which is not WPA-PSK capable.

    Suggestions ?
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