WTR54GS Travel Router - Wireless to Wireless OK?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by LAC225, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. LAC225

    LAC225 Guest

    I will be traveling to a hotel which I know has wireless access. It has been my experience that the signal strength in some of the rooms is very low, although it is stronger near the door (since the wireless devices are in the hallways).

    I am considering using the Linksys travel router (WTR54GS) as a wireless repeater, and I am wondering if anyone has any experience in getting it to work in this type of situation, and how the unit is configured to work in this manner. I would connect the WTR54GS to a power outlet near the door and then hopefully pick up the wireless signal on my laptop from the WTR54GS, rather than the hotel access point originating in the hallway.

    Per the Linksys web site for the WTR54GS, they state: "You can also create a shared-access bubble attached to a wireless Internet connection to use multiple devices on a single hotspot account in a coffee shop or airport lounge." However, in reviewing the PDF manual for the WTR54GS, there is no information as to how to accomplish this.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    Better late than never -- yes, if the hotel's WiFi network is not protected by WEP/WPA, you can select the wireless as the source of your incoming connection (instead of wired) and then pick available wireless network.
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