02-16-2009 07:20 PM
I just moved and got a new PC. I lost my setup cd that I used on my old PC. The WAP is currently working on my home network, but it doesnt have any protection like WEP. My PC doesn't show the WAP as hardware so drivers are useless to me right now. Heres my setup:
Cable MODEM> Linksys BEFSR41 Router> PC and WAP WAP54G.
How can I setup protection to the WAP without a setup CD??
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10-07-2009 12:46 PM
I am somewhat confused. Linksys chat support just told me WAP54G does not support WPA although the option is available in the Firmware...
Anyone who knows for sure? Is there a difference for different hardware versions? I have v1 and v2.1 and are using them as repeaters with my WRT54G v3.1
have been working nice for a couple of years running WEP. A couple of days ago the network just went down and I had to re-do my settings to come back. Router is up but WAP's will not connect to it as repeaters...
10-07-2009 04:52 PM
If you install the latest firmware for any of the hardware versins they will support WPA in Bridge/Repeater modes.
The current 3.04.03 firmware works on both the V2 & V3 devices. We have not tested it on the V1 as we don't have a V1 in our lab.
10-11-2009 04:31 AM
Can not make it work anymore. Strange. I have a WRT54G v5.1 with latest FW and I have two WAP54G v2 also witht he latest FW (for Europe). The system will not work!!
If I only use the router, no problem. Network is up and I access internet as well.
Configuring and starting up the WAP54 with same SSID, security (WPA2 Personal AES), and set to Repeater mode with Routers WAN MAC address stated the network "locks".
The computers find and connect to the network but I do not get access to Internet anymore. Also, trying to reach the Router or the WAP through WEB-access only result in "web page can not be found".
Linksys tech support only reply that none of the WAP54G versions support WPA for Repeater mode allthough it is possible to choose in the Firmware...
Is it a lost case, shall I find new hardware that works for me?
10-11-2009 03:05 PM
You have most likely entered the wrong MAC address of the WRT54G (they have 3 MAC addresses).
From the WAP54G select AP Client mode and do a site survey, this will allow you to see the WRT54G you wish to connect to (as well as any other AP within range). Sellect your router and note the MAC address. Then select Repater Mode and enter the MAC addresss noted.
Also ensure you have setup each WAP54G with unique IP and their Default Gateways point to the IP of your Router.
Note: If you are using Vista you may need to install the WPA supplicant for WPA to be functional on your clients. Test with WEP, then WPA, then WPA2, if WPA fails you need the supplicant. Search the MS site KB for the WPA supplicant.