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WRT54G as an access point on a wireless network?

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June 28, 2011 6:15:46 PM

I have a 4 year old Linksys WRT54G V8 I'd like to set up as an access point for an Xbox 360 or DirecTV box. I am using a Linksys E3000 as my wrieless router, atm, and was wondering if there was anyway to use the WRT54G as an access point before I go out and buy other network adapters to get these devices connected. Thanks for the help!
June 28, 2011 6:59:27 PM

go Start then Run in XP - (Windows key plus R in Vista and Windows 7), then type in the following, including all the spaces:- cmd /k ipconfig /all -- then press Enter and from the black form that shows up, take a note of the numeric code beside the word "gateway" -- usually something like 192.168.1.1. Type exit to close the black form.

then connect a computer to the WRT54G and log in

setup the wireless security(WPA2 mode is preferred)

disable DHCP and change the LAN IP to match the Gateway IP but ending in 253.

finally connect one of the four LAN ports of the WRT54G to your E3000.
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September 24, 2012 1:26:12 AM

Did you have the E3000 working as a wireless router also, and if so, did you have the same SSID name or a different name on the WRT54G? Thanks.
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