Bridge Linksys wrtsl54gs and wrt54g using DD-WRT? Possible?
Posted on 2006-11-22
My issue is as follows:
I live in a 35yo house that is over 100' long and has very thick walls. My cable modem and Linksys wrt54g v.2 is on one end of the house and my farthest wireless computer is 107' away at the other end. I have used another wrt54g v. 2 in the middle of the house that I sat up via trial and error and managed to get working as an access point, bridge, repeater or whatever it would be correctly called as I cant really find any support online for doing this that I can understand. It has never been the most stable of connections from router #2 wirelessly and finally gave completely out last week. I have hyperwrt installed on both routers as the firmware and was using ???-psk tkip encryption on both. I have router #1 (the one located at the head end) wired to router #2's LAN port and nothing in #2's WAN port and it was working...it just didnt like it all that much obviously. Now, I want to stream (wired) video to a media server at my TV in the living room and a couple of bedrooms via wired ethernet off of router #2 from a NAS device plugged into a Linksys wrtsl54gs at the head end (taking the place of wrt54g router #1) and use one of the wrt54g's as a wired wireless repeater as I have a couple of laptops that are in and out of the main part of the house and a wireless linksys desktop card. Furthermore, I want to use a gigabit switch for the LAN setup so as to squeeze more bandwidth for the streaming video. I have no interest in and of the draft n stuff if I dont have to get it for this to work. Finally, I would like your opinion on whether or not you think the Hawking BBB1 booster would be a good idea in this scenario. I transfer lots of huge files over my LAN daily as I dabble in video and photo editing daily.
I hope this makes some sort of sense and that someone will be able to help me out! Thanks in advance!