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Can my router also pick up wireless signals?

by mmills820105 / June 2, 2008 10:04 AM PDT

I have a Linksys WRT54G and would like to pick up the signal from the main modem (with built in router). Is there a way to do that?

I need a wired connection. My router is too far away to get it, so I'm hoping to pick up the wireless with another router and hard wire from there.

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If I'm reading this correctly you need a bridge
by Steven Haninger / June 2, 2008 11:17 AM PDT

Such is how you connect remote sections of a network together. If the router can act as a bridge, it might work but my suspicion is that it won't.

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But...
by mmills820105 / June 2, 2008 9:41 PM PDT

How can I tell?

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How can you tell?
by Steven Haninger / June 2, 2008 10:56 PM PDT
In reply to: But...

I suspect those features are called out in the owners manual. If you don't have one you can generally download them in PDF form from the manufacturer's web site. You just need the model number.

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Look up OpenWRT and see if that can be used.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2008 11:15 PM PDT

I believe OpenWRT can turn this one into a bridge.

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Thanks...
by mmills820105 / June 3, 2008 4:07 AM PDT

What is OpenWRT?

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Please.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 3, 2008 4:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks...

Try a search like Yahoo or google for simple questions. These forums are all self support and you don't want to tap them for the simple things as people may not answer.
Bob

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Sorry
by mmills820105 / June 3, 2008 12:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Please.

Sorry about that. It's not simple to me.

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