WRT54Gs wireless bridge with remote wireless clients

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by djinks, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. djinks

    djinks Network Guru Member

    I have read around the forum a while but do not see this specific situation described, at least not clearly. It seems I will need three WRT54Gs to do this, so let me get this straight.

    If I want to enable a wireless bridge between two points AND enable wireless access from computers at the remote site, I need three WRT54Gs? Two acting as a bridge and one wired to the remote bridge and acting as a wireless access point?

    Point A: separate T1 router
    Point A: 1st WRT54G wired to T1 router and acting as bridge to point B, no client wireless capability (?)

    Point B: 2nd WRT54G acting as bridge to point A, no client wireless capability (?)
    Point B: 3rd WRT54G wired to 2nd WRT54G and serving as wireless AP for wireless clients at Point B.

    Is that right? I need three devices to enable the bridge and wireless remote access? Oh, I also want to use WPA security.

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You can get away with only two WRT54GS routers, if you set up the WRT54GS at point B as a repeater. The WRT54GS at point A is acting as an Access Point. The use of WPA is problematic, not all third party firmware support WPA in bridge or repeater mode. The WAP54G does support WPA in bridge and repeater mode with firmware version 2.08. I think you would lose the benefit of speedbooster anyway, with the WRT54GS in repeater or bridge mode.
  3. djinks

    djinks Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your response. I'll start looking for two WRT54G devices.
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