[TriLUG] WRT54GL wireless bridge
william at trilug.org
Fri Oct 6 18:16:30 EDT 2006
and just FWIW....
I have a pair of WAP54G's (nothing special like your WRT54G) that handle
bridging to each other fine, so I can't imagine that the default Linksys
firmware wouldn't handle it in case you want to go the simple route.
On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, Owen Berry wrote:
> Great! And thanks for all the info!
> On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 01:58:53PM -0400, Greg Brown wrote:
> > Yes this is possible and I have done the same in a number of ways using
> > OpenWRT.
> > 1st and easiest way - bridge:
> > AP #1 - primary AP, configured SSID and let's say WEP (depending on what
> > version of WhiteRussian you install WPA may or may not work in bridge mode.
> > I have had luck with Version5 of WhiteRussian and am using that version to
> > power all APs I use at the beach).
> > Anyway on the second AP once you get OpenWRT installed:
> > set wl0_ssid= to the same ssid that you have on your primary AP
> > set wl0_key1= to the same wep key you use on your primary AP
> > set wl0_wep=enabled
> > set wl0_mode=wet (wet for bridge, sta for routing, I use wet - it is easier)
> > set lan_ipaddr= to a unique ip address on your LAN
> > set lan_gateway= to your gateway address
> > set lan_dns to your DNS address
> > After all that, run 'nvram commit' to reload everything and reboot
> > Success will be a ping that returns from OpenWRT unit while it is not
> > plugged into anything else.
> > If you have Macs this is a point-and-shoot affiar with Airport access points
> > but you'll end up with less ports and you'll spend quite a bit more money.
> > You can also use WDS mode for your openwrt box. Using WDS you'll end up
> > with a repeater that you can attach to just like your primary AP (you'll
> > also eat up more bandwidth this way, but who cares about that?) :)
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