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    Connecting Wrt54g to Netgear router to extend Wifi range

    This is a discussion on Connecting Wrt54g to Netgear router to extend Wifi range within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, I was hoping to connect (wired or wireless) my Linksys Wrt54g v1.1 to the Sky Netgear router so that ...

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      Hi,

      I was hoping to connect (wired or wireless) my Linksys Wrt54g v1.1 to the Sky Netgear router so that I could extend the range/improve the quality of the Wifi signal within my house. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this? I am happy to use any of the third-party firmwares for my Linksys.

      Thanks in advance,
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      Re: Connecting Wrt54g to Netgear router to extend Wifi range

      Have a look here> Universal Wireless Repeater - DD-WRT Wiki

      And here> Using WRT54GS as a range booster? - LinksysInfo - Community Forums for Linksys Devices

      It is something I am planning to do as I live in a very large Victorian house with solid walls.

      Probably a spring project after finishing other stuff first.

      I have the wrt54gs.

      Let me know how you get on.


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      Re: Connecting Wrt54g to Netgear router to extend Wifi range

      I installed DD-WRT on a WRT54Gv5 using the micro distribution, and I'm using it as a repeater.
      It was fiddly to get set up, but now, it's running flawlessly. The only issue I have is not being able to use network shares on PC's connected to the extended network, which I'll sort out when I get time.

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      Re: Connecting Wrt54g to Netgear router to extend Wifi range

      Could you please explain how you did so? I am able to connect the linksys in client bridged mode, however when I try to make it function as a repeater my PC is unable to get an IP address (using DHCP) when connecting to the extended wireless network.

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      Re: Connecting Wrt54g to Netgear router to extend Wifi range

      no expert in the above, but the router you have connected to sky router should have DCHP turned off

      (HTH)

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      Re: Connecting Wrt54g to Netgear router to extend Wifi range

      There are two options regarding DHCP settings on the Linksys, DHCP Server (which can be enabled or disabled) and DHCP Forwarder. Which of these settings should I use?

     

     

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