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Wifi signal into building

March 3, 2011 at 11:47:10
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a cradlepoint crt350 router connected to the desktop on the 2nd floor of my home. I have good wifi signal in my basement. I have a hard wire running from my basement to my garage which is about 80 ft. away. I am trying to get a wifi signal into my garage. I bought 2 linksys wap54g access points. I thought that I could put one on each end of the hardwire and that would get me wifi into the building. I am not sure if this is possible or even the best way to do it. I think I got it close, because my ipod was showing good signal but I wasn't able to surf the internet. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong or if this is even possible? Thank you.

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March 3, 2011 at 11:57:35
You need to house end of the cable linking the garage plugged into your router. You connect an AP in the garage and that will give you wireless in the garage. Your idea of AP to AP won't work as AP's by themselves (usually) aren't capable of creating a wireless network.

Here's how I'd set it up assuming the following network settings are correct:

SM =

DHCP Enabled = yes
DHCP Scope = to

Configure your AP with the following settings:
IP =
SM =
Default Gateway =

If necessary, configure all Wireless settings the same (SSID/password).

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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March 3, 2011 at 22:06:14
With the linksys wap54g I can configure it to be either an access point, repeater or a bridge. If I made 1 a bridge and the other an access point, do you think that would work for how I want to hook everything up?

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