WTR54GS as Access Point

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by bcrooker, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. bcrooker

    bcrooker Guest

    I am looking at buying a WTR54GS to use both as an access point and as a normal router (like people would normally use it). Basically, while I am home I would like to configure it as a simple access point so that we have improved coverage in the basement, and if I go on a trip I would like to bring it with me and use like a router.

    I know my WRT54G can be configured like this - is the WTR54GS the same way?
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    Yes. To use the WRT as an access point, Give it a free ip address on your network, disable the wan port, disable DHCP and connect it to the network via one of the lan ports.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    In addition go to advanced routing and change the setting from Gateway to Router.
  4. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    bcrooker -- were you able to set WTR54GS as an AP? doesn't look like the guys who responded noticed it's not WRT-unit you've asked for help with.
  5. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    Anyways, answering my own question -- NOTHING has to be changed in the WTR54GS settings to switch from router to AP.

    If you want the router, you plug the internet wire into "internet" jack, if you want AP, you plug it into "ethernet" jack. No messing up with disabling DHCP or anything.

    Tested with WTR54GS configured for both wired and wireless incoming connections.
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