Set 2nd wireless router to receive signal?

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  1. acedickson macrumors 6502a

    acedickson

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    Ok, I managed to come into a second WRT54G. I have a 2nd computer in another room I'm like to wirelessly connect to the net. It doesn't have a wireless card.

    How can I use the 2nd router to receive signal? Would I then be able to connect the second computer via ethernet and share my wireless signal?
     
  2. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

    pulsewidth947

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    What you need for this is 3rd party firmware, to enable WDS support. I cant remember the name of the exact firmware but its one of the most popular ones.

    There should be plenty of information about setting this up from google. Sorry I cant be more helpful - I've only got 1 WRT54G and a WRE54G!
     
  3. acedickson thread starter macrumors 6502a

    acedickson

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    I loaded the Sveasoft Alchemy firmware on my router. I disabled automatic DHCP and turned on WDS. The problem I'm running into is that I can't find my signal.

    Is there a way to make airport recognize the router so I can try using a program like Air Traffic Control?
     
  4. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

    pulsewidth947

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    I cant offer much assistance as I'm still a newbie to Wireless, but I'll give it a shot.

    Hang on, I just found this page from google.. looks like its step by step instructions of setting what you want up.

    Hope that works for you. BTW you may want to download a copy of KisMac which is a signal stumbler - it'll show you ALL of the WiFi signals around you. Useful for setting a unique channel on your router, in addition to more devious things :cool:
     

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