WRT54GS(g) with BEFW11S4(b)

March 14, 2006 at 15:27:57
Specs: XP medica center, 1GB

I have WRT54GS hard wired to the internet. And I want to make my other router BEFW11S4 an access point. Problem is I dont know how to do it. Can someone help me out on how to do this. Thanks in advance.

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March 14, 2006 at 16:01:32

Just download the manual/pdf from Belkins site. It will go through it for you setting by setting based on what your topology is.

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March 14, 2006 at 17:26:02

its not belkins router...they are both linksys router.... I talked with linksys people and they said its not possible and I have to buy a bridge from linksys to work.

But I think its do able. Anyone wanna help. Please

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March 14, 2006 at 19:02:40

just wondering...

Did you try running a cable between the 2 router ports? lan side rj45s not wan side.

using exact same setups wep etc and ssid on both

setting each others mac addresses with permission on each other

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March 14, 2006 at 19:49:22

no i have not tried it basicdos... I have one router(WRT54GS) hooked up to in my room to internet. And I want to use the other router(BEFW11S4) down stair near my tv so I can hook up my PS2 online.

Please help me bridge these two routers. I have been reading aroudn and some people talk about third party firmware. But I dont know where to get that. Well need some help

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March 15, 2006 at 05:01:13

Sorry, misread the models

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March 15, 2006 at 09:08:16

Go to www.linsysinfo.org and you can get 3rd party firmware. I know it is available for the WRT54GS (I have one of those running HyperWRT Thibor14). But I don't know if your BEFW11S4 has a 3rd party firmware available.

There is an option to link to other routers called WDS (Wireless Distribution System) on my WRT54GS, but I haven't used it.

Go to the website I included and do some searching...there is a TON of info on that site.
Good Luck.

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March 15, 2006 at 09:10:05

I should say...there is 3rd party firmware for the WRT54GS versions 1-4. If you have a version 5 of the router, you're out of luck, Linksys changed the OS with that version.

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March 15, 2006 at 20:39:41

You need a bridge or a game adapter to connect the ps2. If you attempt using the modified software in the WRT54GS , I believe you will have to swap that with the BEFW11S4 so that it is connected to the internet.
The problem started with the definition of access point. Originally it was just to add wireless to a wired router. Now a wireless router is cheaper. At the other end to connect another network to a wireless network you need a bridge. Another device that is usually priced above a router. A gaming adapter is a bridge with the intent of using a single address. I use one to convert a desktop to a file and print server.

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March 29, 2006 at 20:39:10

To use the befw11s4 as an access point, simply disable DHCP on the router and change it's ip address so both routers are not at eg, now connect a ethernet cable between the WRT54G and the BEFW11s4 on the switch side (nothing should be pluged into the internet port on the BEFW11s4 because it is acting as an access point. the routing and DHCP will be handled by the WRT54G. the BEFW11s4 will extend the wireless network like an AP.

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