10-22-2012, 03:26 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2012
I was able to get a wrt54g V6 router and I'm still having troubles turning into a wireless repeater/bridge or whatever it's called.
I simple want to pick up a faint single and "rebroadcast" it is all. Just like if I take my laptop to a coffee shop and pick up that single.
I'm scared of installing this dd-wrt firmware. I have seen all kinds of different ways to install it. Some taking 2 minutes, some taking 20 minutes. Some using multiple downloads and some using only one download. So, installing that really is confusing.
I did run across an article saying this router can be used in the sense I want to without having to use dd-wrt:
"Setup > basic setup > select 'auto config DHCP' in the connection type drop-down; enter a good (outside of your DHCP range) IP address (and, of course, match your current subnet); and click 'disable' on the DHCP server line.
Then (here's where it becomes an AP; but, the wording's a bit wierd):
Setup > advanced routing > select 'router' from the operating mode drop-down (in Linksys, Router = AP, Gateway = Router); 'both' on the dynamic routing line; and 'LAN & Wireless' on the interface entry.
Of course, remember to click the 'save changes' button before you go on to the next screen. Do, this, and your WRT54G is now a switch/WAP. And, for quite a bit less cash than a WAP54G goes for.
Oh, and when you connect it to your network: use a LAN port. The WAN port won't work anymore."
I did that and it's still not working. Can anyone tell me if there is something left out of that configuration?
Or, is there a basic simple way to install this dd-wrt that doesn't freak me out?