Hey all, I need to pick the brains of some of you networking gurus out
Here's my network layout. Essentially 2 networks consisting of the
1) An office Lan with a Linsys BEFSR41 wired router connected to a Linksys
WAP54G wireless access point. Coming off the router are a laptop and desktop
which are successfully networked and talking, as well as a network printer.
2) In the living room is my internet connection/cable modem. connected to
that is a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router.
The idea is to connect the office lan to the internet connection in the
living room. it's too far to run a cable, thus the wireless option. how do I
get the wireless access point and the wireless router to talk? i can pick up
each signal separately with a wireless laptop, so i know the signals are
good and strong. any ideas or guidance? thanks in advance for any help you
can send my way.
can't be done with the equipment i have, eh? i'd like to avoid any more
money if i can. i thought the WAP would allow the two networks to
communicate. what is a WAP for if not for adding wireless functionality to
"Lucas Tam" <REMOVEnntp@rogers.com> wrote in message
> "Mark Rhodes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> > how do I
> > get the wireless access point and the wireless router to talk?
> Wireless Bridge (sometimes called a Wireless Game Adapter).
> Dlink and Linksys make em.
> Lucas Tam (REMOVEnntp@rogers.com)
> Please delete "REMOVE" from the e-mail address when replying.
"Mark Rhodes" <email@example.com> wrote in
> i thought the WAP would allow the two networks to
> communicate. what is a WAP for if not for adding wireless
> functionality to wired equipment?
Oh I missed the part where you have 2 WAPs.
You can only connect 2 wireless segments together if your WAP supports
Wireless Bridging (The WAP54G does support bridging but I'm not sure about
Wireless bridging is a non-standard function. Wireless APs are supposed to
connect wireless clients to wired segments (sort of like a gateway). The
wireless bridging is an add-on feature with is vendor specific.
So try turning on Wireless Bridging on both units and it should work : )