The Linksys WRT54GS version 2 is a wireless-G broadband router with a built in 4-port switch and SpeedBooster technology, introduced in 2004.

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I want to link two routers together to extend my Network.

Hi there,

First here's a little background information:

I live and work in the same building. Work in the ground level, and live in the 3rd (top) level of the concrete building. I have an internet connection in my office downstairs, and an entirely different internet connection in my office downstairs. That's two separate bills, approximately 100 bucks/month each.

Now here's my problem:

I want to eliminate one of those bills. The office connection is a commercial connection, so it is much faster. I had the building maintenance run an ethernet cable up to the third floor, so that I could connect my office (router A) router to my apartment router (router B) that way everything is on the same network. These are both linksys routers (Office is a Linksys WRT54G-3Gxx and the apartment router is a Linksys 802.11b router).

How do I get an internet connection to pass through the ethernet cord from Router A to Router B, and have router B broadcast a wireless signal throughout my apartment.

I hope that made sense...

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Your actually trying to do a (wired) bridged Ethernet connection. If you want the simple solution, I would look into buying an ASUS RT-N12 and set it up on Site B. It has a toggles switch for router, repeater and AP modes. ANd you would be up on Wireless N.

With my setup I have a D-Link Router (Site A) connected to my DSL modem, then 75 yards away in my workshop (Site B) have the ASUS running in repeater. Since it is in repeater mode I have both private and wireless SSID's in my shop and can also plug up to 4 systems into the 4 Ethernet ports.

A note, out of the box the N12 firmware needs to be updated and it usually takes a few times for it to wireless connect to your main router.

Since you have an Ethernet cable at site B, you could easily just switch the N12 to AP and plug in your system.

Last note, I've almost given up on older Linksys and some Cisco routers as I'v been having no luck putting them into PPOE mode with newer DSL modems (set in bridged mode). - Cisco support is useless too, they try to just tell you to go buy all new equipment - under warranty, if you want help. So ASUS and D-Link are my preferences in brand/equipment for the home or SOHO.

Check out the diagram on their info page to see the various connect methods...

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Btw, DD-WRT installed on the router at Site B may let you switch it out of a "router" mode into a bridge mode.


Also, if the ethernet is running to Site B, and you don't need wireless there, you can use a simple network switch.


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Gotta love the ASUS routers I own one, love it. However, in this scenario to save money, as he mentioned the high bills; what he could have done was have router A probably on a 192.x.x sub-net, connect the Ethernet cable to any one of the 4 ports. upstairs router b would be setup on say a 10.x.x.x sub-net, and the Ethernet cord would plug into the "internet" port on router B.

Router B is getting it's WAN service from router A. Also because they are on two different sub-nets, each router can have it's own independent wireless use granted they are both wireless routers so Downstairs wireless could be called "work" upstairs wireless could be called "home"

That's how I would have done based on what he was asking for.

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