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Old 11-21-09, 08:20 PM
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How do I connect two wireless routers?

I just bought a Linksys wireless N router this week to replace my Linksys WRT54GL. The GL was a great router and I'd like to try to continue using it in some capacity. My idea is to place it in my bedroom and connect it wirelessly to the new one that's in my basement, primarily so the Wi-Fi capable Blu-ray player in the next room can connect to it for Netflix. But, my laptop is N-capable, so I'd like it to go to the N router for its connection. I'd also like the Wi-Fi BD player in my basement to continue going to the N router, as well. Is what I want to do possible? If so, what's the proper terminology so I know what to Google? Thanks!
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Re: How do I connect two wireless routers?

If the WRT54GL has WPS you can do it. Basically the WRT54GL needs to act as a wireless bridge.
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Re: How do I connect two wireless routers?

You will have to flash the WRT54GL with dd-wrt or tomatoe. You can then do WPS or use the old router as a client.
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Re: How do I connect two wireless routers?

Get three more and you'll make Devastator.
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Re: How do I connect two wireless routers?

Got it! The old router was originally flashed with Tomato, but that firmware couldn't do WPA2-AES in client bridge mode. So, I loaded DD-WRT and it worked like a charm. My BD player upstairs connects quite well. Thanks for the tips.

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