Possible To Create A Repeater With 2nd Router?
Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:56 AM
Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:20 AM
Then, on the wireless part of the Linksys, set it to have a (preferably WPA2 secured) access point with the same SSID and password as the new one.
Your devices will see one network, and connect to whichever access point is closer.
Edit: I'm talking about using Ethernet to connect the two routers. Unless you use WD-DRT or Tomato (the router firmware, not the vegetable), you can't use them as repeaters, only bridges. Keep in mind that there is a risk of bricking your router when doing this, and you will void your warranty (it's probably long expired on the Linksys though). Not all routers are supported. (That said, the WRT54G was a popular model, so I don't think you'll have issues with that.)
This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 06 October 2012 - 08:25 AM
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:20 AM
It will basically depend on the router. A few routers have this functionality built-in but most do not (FWIW, Apple routers will do this, but BOTH routers need to be Apple routers to my knowledge...it is possible that a non-Apple router that supports WDS might work as well...I have had this setup for years using a Time Capsule as my main router and an AirPort Express as the "repeater"). Some routers might be able to gain this function with third party firmware like mentioned.
As mentioned, the more common option is to "bridge" the two routers using with an ethernet cable such that the second router is essentially extending your network.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:27 AM
It depends on which Version of WRT-54G you have. As I recall, this feature is DISabled in Version 5.