Can the Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless Router be used strictly as an Access Point to boost the signal around the house?

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I am considering buying a Linksys WRT54G2 wireless router, and wanted to know if I can use it strictly as an access point so that I can improve signal strength throughout the house, or do I have to purchase an Access Point device specifically.  The main router that I have now is a Netgear MIMO.  From what I understand, an Access Point does NOT need to be physically wired to the main router in order to broadcast an internet signal -- please correct me if this is false -- because the whole point for me is to bypass running wires throughout the house.

Thank you for your input.
Question by:siamean
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    Get the dd-wrt firmware for your device and your old wrt54g2 may act as a router, ap, bridge, repeater, ...
    You would need a repeater to repeat the signal into other parts of your home/office.
    But check on which device of the wrt-family of routers will be compatible before you buy one.

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