Help how to connect a netgear router to a linksys wrt54g router

can someone help how to connect a netgear router to a linksys wrt54g router i would like to know how to extend the range of my wireless network please help I have no idea how to do it.
10 answers Last reply
More about help connect netgear router linksys wrt54g router
  1. are you planning on connecting them via network cable or wireless?

    what model and revision is your Netgear?
  2. Emerald said:
    are you planning on connecting them via network cable or wireless?

    what model and revision is your Netgear?



    its a vmdg280
  3. the only way to connect this Netgear to the Linksys is via network cable configured as an AP (Access Point).

    before you do that you will have to do the following:

    connect a computer via network cable to one of the four LAN ports of the Netgear and log into the router.

    setup your wireless security (preferred is WPA2 mode) and save settings.

    disable DHCP, change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.253, and save settings.

    finally connect the one of the four LAN ports of the Netgear to the Linksys.
  4. Emerald said:
    the only way to connect this Netgear to the Linksys is via network cable configured as an AP (Access Point).

    before you do that you will have to do the following:

    connect a computer via network cable to one of the four LAN ports of the Netgear and log into the router.

    setup your wireless security (preferred is WPA2 mode) and save settings.

    disable DHCP, change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.253, and save settings.

    finally connect the one of the four LAN ports of the Netgear to the Linksys.



    So no way to use it as a wireless AP?
  5. no firmware upgrade available that will allow for that.

    since you only have a G wireless here is a cheap router that will do what you want after installing the DD-WRT firmware.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166032&cm_re=dd-wrt_router-_-33-166-032-_-Product
  6. I dont think the sell this in the UK what do you think of a range extender like the Lynksys WRE54G?
  7. Emerald said:
    no firmware upgrade available that will allow for that.

    since you only have a G wireless here is a cheap router that will do what you want after installing the DD-WRT firmware.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166032&cm_re=dd-wrt_router-_-33-166-032-_-Product



    I dont think the sell this in the UK what do you think of a range extender like the Lynksys WRE54G?
  8. WRE54G have been discontinued and should be only available re-certified and they only support WEP security mode.

    here is a site where you can look up if the router of your choice can be upgraded

    http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database


    you should be able to get this one in the UK

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320039&Tpk=rt-n12
  9. Emerald said:
    WRE54G have been discontinued and should be only available re-certified and they only support WEP security mode.

    here is a site where you can look up if the router of your choice can be upgraded

    http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database


    you should be able to get this one in the UK

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320039&Tpk=rt-n12


    Thanks for your help I will look enquire about this. One last question, which one of these routers is better, the Netgear or the Linksys?
  10. Emerald said:
    WRE54G have been discontinued and should be only available re-certified and they only support WEP security mode.

    here is a site where you can look up if the router of your choice can be upgraded

    http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database


    you should be able to get this one in the UK

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320039&Tpk=rt-n12



    over here in the UK linksys are still selling there wre54g on there website
Ask a new question

Read More

Connectivity Routers Connection Linksys Netgear Wireless Networking Product