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Belkin f5d7230-4 AP and a Linksys WRT54G2

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December 22, 2010 1:01:54 AM

I have a Linksys WRT54G2 that is connected directly to the internet and I am trying to configure a belkin f5d7230-4 as a WAP to connect to Linksys router.

The linksys WRT54G2 is a 1.5 and non dd-wrt compatible. The Belkin is running stock firmware and is up-to-date.

The Belkin provides options for using as a WAP and Wireless bridge.

Can this be done with these two vendors? If so, how?

BELKIN (WAP) ----------(wireless bridge)-------- LINKSYS ------- Internet

December 22, 2010 2:27:41 AM

If you have revision v1xxx - v3000, the Belkin is dd-wrt compatible.
December 22, 2010 3:00:55 AM

The Belkin is is v1112 so I should be able to flash it. But do I need to? The belkin f5d7230-4 has a "Use as Access Point" option, which I have enabled and given an IP in the same subnet as the linksys router. So at this point I can manage both APs with a wired connection going from the Belkin to the Linksys. I want to be able for the belkin f5d7230-4 to act as an AP to the Linksys WRT54G2 without a wired connection going between them.
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December 22, 2010 3:21:57 AM

a AP is connected via cable.

you want to use your Belkin as a bridge, which connects to the Linksys wirelessly and you can use the 4 ports to connect to but NO wireless access.

you want to use your Belkin as a bridge repeater, which connects to the Linksys wirelessly and you can use the 4 ports to connect to plus wireless access.

As soon as you want to use the bridge mode, you will need the dd-wrt upgrade.
December 22, 2010 12:22:37 PM

But what confuses me is that bridge mode and AP mode is already available on the stock firmware for the Belkin. I do not want to run a cable between the two wireless routers.

The aim is to have the belkin upstairs or in another room to act as an access point to devices in that area. The Linksys is downstairs connected to the internet. The linksys is already providing wireless to some clients.

Thanks for the help so far...

December 22, 2010 3:16:26 PM

double check the version number again. it should say something like

Model: F5D7230-4 v1

belkin only makes reference to the bridge mode in v6, v8, and v9
December 22, 2010 3:46:28 PM

Belkin F5D7230-4 v1112

The different version for the F5D7230-4 are v1000, v1010, v1111, v1112, v1222de, v1223df, v122.

Both bridge and AP option are present in stock firmware.

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December 22, 2010 4:21:43 PM

use the bridge option which according to Belkin provides wireless and wired support.
December 29, 2010 11:40:38 AM

Best answer selected by reason158b.