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Mouser10
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-17-2010

Connect a Wireless Access Point to EtherFast Cable/DSL Router Switch?

I have a LinkSys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router w 4-port Switch.  (BEFSR41)

 

If a WAP11 is connected to one of the ports on the BEFSR41, will it provide wireless connection for the WAP11 computers, concurrently with the wired BEFSR41 ethernet computers?

 

Would the WRTU54G be a similar solution to have simultaneous wireless and wired?   (I have 2 wired  and 1 wireless computers

)

(I'm looking for an inexpensive solution,... and my cable b/w is only 11Mbps, so n or even g is not needed)

 

Thanks

brickmonkey
Posts: 2,634
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: Connect a Wireless Access Point to EtherFast Cable/DSL Router Switch?

Yes if your Hardwired the WAP11 to your Wired Router, then the WAP11 will transmit the wireless signals and your wireless computers will be able to go online.

br.emmanuel
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-20-2010

Re: Connect a Wireless Access Point to EtherFast Cable/DSL Router Switch?

I have a Wireless-G Broadband Router, Model: WRT54G.

 

Just configured is a Linksys Wireless-G Access Point, WAP54G.

I configured it to a Wireless  Repeater matching the MAC Address

following the instructions provided by Linkysys in the article:

 

"Configuring an Access Point as a Wireless Repeater"`


I also changed the SSID to they are both on the same network. 
However, I have not noticed a better signal strength farther away from the router. Am I missing anything else?
Currently I have a cable connecting the Router to the Access Point.  Eventually I want to add another wireless repeater to reach some rooms that are still out of range.
Thank you for helping with this network. 
-Emmanuel
brickmonkey
Posts: 2,634
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: Connect a Wireless Access Point to EtherFast Cable/DSL Router Switch?

To add another AP to work as an repeater mode you can follow this link and it will help you settings up your AP in repeater mode.