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How to configure a router to act as an access point

By palilley ·
i would be grateful for any help or advice.

i am trying to configure a router (Linksys WRT54GR) to connect to an existing wireless network at home. i want to do this to extend range / improve signal in a remote area.

Have looked at the manuals, googled for days and am now thoroughly confused with IP addresses, DHCP on/off, static IP addresses and the like.

As you can tell - i'm no expert - but am now familiar with the set-up screens (unfortunately).

I have set up with the same SSID, different channels - and i can see the "slave" wireless router, but cant connect to the internet.

Somehow, i need to make sure the 2 routers are "connected" to each other (wirelessly) - and this is the bit i am having trouble withany help much appreciated.

Thanks

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Slight problem

The WRT in its existing form will not act as a WDS device or repeater. I just asked Brainslayer and it is not a candidate for DD-WRT as of yet, so that is not an option.

In order for you to link via wireless, you will need to get an access point or a wireless router that has the ability to act as a WDS repeater or the ability to accept third party firmware such as DD-WRT.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices#Linksys

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