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Set Linksys WRT54G V6 as a wireless bridge

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Hello experts,

Here is my issue, I have a completely functioning wireless network consisting of a Belkin N1 Vision router (standard firmware), with two systems wired to it, and about five that access it via wireless.  I have some systems/devices on the far end of my house that do not get very good signal strength.  I bought a Linksys WRT54G V6 router (dd-wrt v24 sp2) to use as a wireless bridge.  However up to this point I have been unsuccessful.  I have found some forums and how-to's online but none that do what I am attempting.  

I need for all of the systems on both ends of the bridge to see each other as I do a lot of file transfers and shared resources.  I also have a NAS attached directly to my main router that I need the other systems to access.

I am running an internal network of 192.168.5.x/192.

I have attached graphical representation of what I am looking for as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I am versed with flashing routers, and network configuration.

Thanks in advance.

TLH
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By the look of your drawing, it appears that the clients are going to connect wirelessly to the second router and the second router is just repeating the wireless signal of the first.  In this case, bridging is not exactly what you are looking for.  You can set up the second router as a repeater by flashing it with dd-wrt and following this guide.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater_Bridge
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jrd326,

I looked over the link, and this one has a few more steps than the others that I have tried.  I will give it a shot tonight and let you know.  

Thanks

TLH
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by:t_hungate
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I finally got this to work, thanks jrd326.

I went through the set up three times, to no avail.  Then set both router up to have no security what so ever to make sure I could get it to work without the issue of security, and it worked.

After that i just had to play with the security settings to make sure that I used one that both routers were happy with.

Thanks for that help.

TLH
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