WAP54G / WRT54G as wired adapter

Posted on 2008-11-03
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I have a couple of WAP54g's and a WRT54G not in use anymore. I have a computer out in my shop that I need a wireless adapter on.

I am wondering if I can use one of these units and the cat connection on the back of the Linksys to just cable to my computer instead of using a usb or pci adapter on the computer.
In other words, put one of these units in my shop to recive the wireless signal and then connect a cat5 patch cable from the unit to my computer nic card.

Using AT&T U-Verse as isp with a 2wire 300HGV-B gateway.
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I think if you install DD-WRT there is an option to use it as a wireless client.

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fuzzymallets1 earned 150 total points
ID: 22871147
Here is the link to setup client mode. http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Mode_Wireless

Author Comment

ID: 22871325
I did install dd-wrt but had heck trying to figure it out. I will read over the wiki again. Will this allow me to cable from the unit to my nick?

Expert Comment

ID: 22871409
Yes, read step 4 on the link.

Author Comment

ID: 22871523
I read over this yesterday but missed a step. I also found a link at the bottom of the page which explains setting up a bridge which claims to be an even better way to do this.

Thanks man, I did not know if I could really do this but looks like I can. I want to use the WRT54G because I can connect it to a booster and the higher gain antennas I already have.

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