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how to convert router into access point
I have cisco WRT54G2 v1 router i want to use as a access point so plz anyone tell me how can i configure it step by step i want use my friend wifi network who is my neighbour....
Some routers will allow you to run them as an access point with its default firmware. I'm not sure if Linksys' firmware will allow it.
However, if you flash DD-WRT firmware to your router (it is a supported model), you will be able to use it as an access point.
Make sure to follow the directions in the text document. If the router is flashed incorrectly, you will brick it.
When you go to the following link, enter this in the blank field: WRT54G2 v1
Router Database | www.dd-wrt.com
Well for that you need to see the configurations of your router and also check if that router can really be converted into what you want it to be. Please also check manufacturer specs or search online for more info, specially google your router's specifications.
you already have an access point. a wireless router is an access point with other things added
what you want is a wireless bridge
Installation - DD-WRT Wiki
Client Bridged - DD-WRT Wiki
a wireless router can only handle a few users (2-3) on the WiFi interface before they will lock up. However the wired router portion DHCP and NAT can support hundreds.
If you want better range and to support more users you can disable the built in WiFi and connect a access point to a ethernet port.
The 600mW ecb3500 has very good range and can handle up to 25 users:
Keenan Systems Wireless Store - EnGenius 600mW 802.11bg ECB3500
If you need to support more users or cover a larger area you can add another ecb3500.
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