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Cho Baka
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Use my wireless router as a wireless client?

As in the title.

I have a wireless network set up, everything seems ok.

I want to change things around a bit, I want to start using a different (Linksys WRT54g V2) wireless router as the wireless client.

Is it possible to use the Linksys as the recipient of the shared internet connection?

I have looked through the screens in the configuration, and looked through the FAQs here, but I have managed to go no-where. One problem may be that I have my terminology wrong.

Right now, the network is like this:

ISP supplied VDSL modem
to
ISP supplied Router with Voip
to
-Different Voip adaptor
-PC 1
-PC 2--ICS?--ASUS wireless card----via wireless link to--- a notebook pc

I want to use the Linksys to connect to the wireless card in PC 2. Is it possible to use the router in this fashion?
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Let start with the ISP supplied Router/adapter. What is it??



Cho Baka
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It is a "web caster V110" supplied by NTT.

All the menus are in Japanese, and many are over my head for language reasons.
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Read this article - it shows a couple ways to setup the Linksys VoiP router - both behind your own router and in front of your network (your network description). You may not have a Linksys but the setup guide may help you figure out what you can and cant do.

Ultimately, your WRT54G/GS with a firmware like DD-WRT connected to your ISP (cable or DSL modem) is the best setup. The QoS will be far superior to what is in your ISP provided equipment.

Read the article:

»www.linksysinfo.org/modules.php?···e&pid=17



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I will try to clarify.

I am trying to connect from PC 2 to a new PC that I will call PC 3.

The connection to PC 2 is wired. The wireless link starts at PC 2.

The current wireless link (PC 2 to notebook PC) works without problems.

I want to avoid buying a wireless card, and stuffing it in the only spare PCI slot in PC3.
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Bill
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I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for, but it sounds like you just want to use the WRT54G as a wireless card in PC3?

If that's what you're looking for, it can be done pretty easily. Many of the WRT54G third-party firmwares support "client mode", which will allow for the wireless router to connect to a wireless network. But, in client mode, it will not repeat the wireless signal, so you'll need to wire PC3 into the router.
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said by Bill:

it sounds like you just want to use the WRT54G as a wireless card in PC3?
Yes. That is what I am looking for.

If anyone has a suggestion (link) for a firmware with client mode and a how-to, I would appreciate it. I have V2 of the router.
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Here's a guide I found, via Google: »www.engadget.com/2005/05/24/how-···nternet/

It has a nice flash tutorial too.

Two firmwares I know of that have the client mode option are DD-WRT and Sveasoft Alchemy. Both should be free. As always, flash at your own risk



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Alright!

Thanks!

The flash process wass about 10x easier than I imagined, totally painless.

I went with the sveasoft firmware, set it up using the guide in the link provided by Sw Bill.

The settings even worked on the first try!
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