Wireless Router Question

niceties55

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Can the D-Link DI-254 be used as a wireless router?

or the

AR680W 300N Wireless Router?

Thanks a lot!
 

niceties55

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OOPS I mean can these be used to pick up another wireless router? and then used to pipe my ethernet cable to my xbox/ps2 :)
 

jmacavali

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You mean a wireless access point.

It's hard to tell without looking at the router's config pages. Check your user manual or find it online.
 

~NeonFire372~

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You can install DD-WRT on some routers to give them repeater functionality. I have it and works perfectly on my Linksys WRT54GL. I'm not sure if the D-Link DI-254 or AR680W 300N Wireless Router are supported or not, but you can check their website and see:

http://www.dd-wrt.com

If the router is supported, just download the firmware, connect to your router that will act as a repeater with an ethernet cable, install the firmware, reboot the router and configure it as a wireless repeater. You enter in the SSID and WEP/WPA key (if you have one) of the access point and create a virtual SSID and security of sorts which will be the second repeater router that you connect to (or you can just plug ethernet cables in).

If your router supports DD-WRT and you get it installed fine, check out this tutorial on setting up the repeater function:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Universal_Wireless_Repeater

No firmware needs to be installed on the primary router (AP), just make sure the second router is in range of the wireless network.
 
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