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Can I bridge a wireless router to another wireless router?

My question.

I have a wireless router that I plug into a test server.  I have another wireless router in another dept that I would like to "bridge" to thus allowing me access to the internet.

The router that I would like to use as the bridge is a Linksys WAG54GS

Thanks in advance
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pseudocyberCommented:
Run a crossover cable from LAN port to LAN port.  Disable DHCP on one.  Put the same SSID on them.  Seperate the channels by 5 (as in 1, 6).  Put an IP on both for management like .1 as your router and .5 as your other AP.  Set other settings as per your security policy (username, password, encryption, mac filtering).

Easy.
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geeingAuthor Commented:
lol..excellent but both one of the routers is in another department and I am unable to run crossover cable. :(
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pseudocyberCommented:
If you have managed switches - or a flat network - you could trunk a vlan across so the same vlan is accessible from both locations.  Then, plug the AP's into the VLAN.  Same effect.
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pseudocyberCommented:
if your routers are designed for it, possibly a firmware update, you can WIRELESSLY bridge AP's.  But they have the have the functionality built in - not all do.
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yasirirfanCommented:
Hey it depends upon the features available with the router, it would be great if u provide the details of the router ur using,

I did achieved the same result by using HP Procurve 520 Access points. The terminology used for wireless bridging is WDS. You will enter the mac address of router in remote route & vice verca.

Cheers

Yasir
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