OT? want to connect my router to a wireless network

Pete Travis me at petetravis.com
Fri Oct 28 01:11:37 UTC 2011

On Oct 27, 2011 6:41 PM, "Genes MailLists" <lists at sapience.com> wrote:
> On 10/27/2011 08:01 PM, Dave Stevens wrote:
> > I have a Linksys wrt54G V8 wireless 4-port router. I need to connect
> > to a wireless access point through this router's radio and then share
> > the connection to the wired units in my office. It would also be nice
> > if I could set up the router to be a repeater for the incoming wifi
> > connection.
> >
> > F14 in use on the workstation, various others sometimes in use. I know
> > this is not necessarily the best list but where would be better?
> >
>  (1) With dd-wrt firmware you can use the wrt54g to connect to the wifi
> access point and bridge the network to the wired ports - [1]
>   (2) not sure you can then use same radio to be a 'repeater' - but for
> a few bucks you could use the wired connection to be the internet for
> another wifi router and together the pair of them would be a
> pseudo-repeater of the original wifi - it probably would need to be a
> different SSID than the original otherwise it might confuse the dd-wrt
> which might want to connect to the closer one - so not  true repeater -
> however you'd have wifi at least even tho SSID is different. i.e. you
> could not roam from original AP to your "repeater" without changing
> wireless networks ...
>  maybe someone else has a better suggestion ..
>  gene
> [1] I have used dd-wrt to do exactly this even when the original wifi
> required 802.1x authentication.
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I'd concur with the general approach, but using OpenWRT instead of dd-wrt,
due to the latter's growing propensity to push the boundaries of the GPL.
Expanding on the thought is surely off topic and left as an exercise for the
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