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dcalcutt
Posts: 308
Registered: ‎08-28-2007

WRT54G to WAP54G and WMB54G

Does anyone use a WRT54G router to a WAP%$G accesspoint to use a WMG54G music bridge?

 

I'm finding the music bridge will only work when the computer and WMB54G are connected to the same physical device. Any suggestion?

Darrin J. Calcutt, CEO, COO

Canadian Locomotive Logistics


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Gollum
Posts: 2,517
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: WRT54G to WAP54G and WMB54G

WMB54G is a wireless Music Bridge and you don't have to connect it to either your computer or your router WRT54G...It will wirelessly communicate with your Wireless Router(WRT54G)...
dcalcutt
Posts: 308
Registered: ‎08-28-2007

Re: WRT54G to WAP54G and WMB54G

Yes, what I should have said, that the WMB54G only work whrn both the laptop (or computer running the installation) are connected to the same device. In my save id the WMB54G is connected to the WAP54G and the laptop is connected to the WAP54G (wirelessly), all works well. If the WMB54G and the laptop are connected to the WRT54G, all works well. But if either of the laptop or the WMB54G are not connected to the same then the laptop cannot find the WMB54G using the broadcast to locat it.

 

I hope this explains things more. 

Darrin J. Calcutt, CEO, COO

Canadian Locomotive Logistics


http://atc.lovethosetrains.com

http://my.hdvideo.ca
Gollum
Posts: 2,517
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: WRT54G to WAP54G and WMB54G

Will please let me know how have you configured the WAP54G as it works on 4 Different Modes. Then accordingly we can configure all the 3 devices....As per my concern if you WAP54G is configured in Repeater Mode than you can just match the Wireless Settings of the Router and WMB54G than you dont have to connect any device to the Router...


 

 

dcalcutt
Posts: 308
Registered: ‎08-28-2007

Re: WRT54G to WAP54G and WMB54G

Just remember you ask for it....

 

192.168.1.1 WRT54G router

192.168.1.9 BEFSR81 teather to 192.168.1.1 with DHCP turn off

five NAS drive connected to the BEFSR81

192.168.1.105 is a HP 7280 printer

192.168.1.200 is a Linksys PTZ camera WVC200 on port 1024 connected wirlessly to any access point

192.168.1.201 is a Linksys PTZ camera WVC200 on port 1025 connected wirlessly to any access point

192.168.1.202 is a Linksys PTX camera WVC200 on port 1026 connected wirlessly to any access point

 

192.168.1.2 WAP54G in client mode connected to 192.168.1.1. Its placed about 50 feet from 192.168.1.1 through walls.

192.168.1.3 WAP54G in access mode connected to 192.168.1.2. Its place just underneather 192.168.1.2 and teather to it.

 

192.168.1.4 WAP54G in client mode connected to 192.168.1.3. Its placed about 50 feet from 192.168.1.3 through one outsdide wall.

192.168.1.5 WAP54G in access mode connected to 192.168.1.4. Its place just underneather 192.168.1.4 and teather to it.

 

192.168.1.210 WMB54G is wirelessly connected to 192.168.1.4

 

All have a gateway 192.168.1.1

 

192.168.1.1 has an SSID of 'ATC Network' serving on channel 10 with WEP

192.168.1.3 had an SSID of 'ATC Network' serving on channel 03 with WEP

192.168.1.5 has an SSID of 'ATC Network' serving on channel 07 with WEP

 

Any laptop,

192.168.1.110, HP Pavilion ZD7010CA or

192.168.1.111, HP Pavilion ZD8430CA will connect to 192.186.1.210, the WMB54G via the web page.

 

But in stalling the software to re-direct the audio to the WMB54G only works if the WMB54G and the laptop are currently being 'hosted ' by the same access point.

 

 

Additional notes...

 

192.168.1.210, the WMB54G shows all three wireless signals

 

192.168.1.1 channel 10, at 56% signal strength

192.168.1.3 channel 03, at 67% signal strength

192.168.1.5 channel 07, at 88% signal strength

 

Anyloptop can move around my house, or out side, switch flawlessy from router to access point with no problems.

 

Any more questions?

Darrin J. Calcutt, CEO, COO

Canadian Locomotive Logistics


http://atc.lovethosetrains.com

http://my.hdvideo.ca
FredZ
Posts: 1,928
Registered: ‎07-21-2007

Re: WRT54G to WAP54G and WMB54G

This wasn't hard to spot. The issue is one of Mode. The WMB54G is connecting to an AP in AP Client mode (ad-hoc).

 

Looking at your configuration I have concerns about networking does and don'ts. But at the end of the day if it works then what the heck.

 

I am assuming all the WAP54Gs are connecting wirelessly to the WRT54G being that they are in client mode. In reality they should be in either Repeater or Bridge mode. Given they are in client mode one can assume a dedicated connection, so bridge mode would be my pick here. then the tether to the other WAP54G can remain.

 

You may also find that some third party firmware my be of considerable help here as well, this would allow you to take advantage of the WDS function of the WAP54G.

 

You will find that your network can be nicely designs and visually prepared using MS Visio.

 

Regards

 

Fred

dcalcutt
Posts: 308
Registered: ‎08-28-2007

Re: WRT54G to WAP54G and WMB54G

Fred,

 

THank you for the quick responce.

 

THe WMB54G, 192.168.1.210, is connected to the WAP54G, 192.168.1.5, in access mode.

 

The only 'don;t' I see is the eight port switch behinf the router. As the router is suppose to do all the work, UnPN stuff etc.

 

No, not all the WAP54G are connected wirelessly to the WRT54G.

 

To add...

 

Each WAP54G in client mode teather to a WAP54G in access mode creates a 'repeater' so long as the SSID is the same as the router, and the channel is differnet. I also maintain the 54G while repating the signal.

So, I have two of 'my type repeater' to get to the WMB54G in the back yard.

Darrin J. Calcutt, CEO, COO

Canadian Locomotive Logistics


http://atc.lovethosetrains.com

http://my.hdvideo.ca
FredZ
Posts: 1,928
Registered: ‎07-21-2007

Re: WRT54G to WAP54G and WMB54G

Oh, ok, your explanation didn't seem to read like that.

 

192.168.1.4 WAP54G in client mode connected to 192.168.1.3. Its placed about 50 feet from 192.168.1.3 through one outsdide wall.

192.168.1.5 WAP54G in access mode connected to 192.168.1.4. Its place just underneather 192.168.1.4 and teather to it.

 

192.168.1.210 WMB54G is wirelessly connected to 192.168.1.4

 

Is it possible to graphically represent your network with device model, IP, mode and connection type (wired/wireless) with a brief description of how you expect the devices to interact with each other. Doing this will help you see any configuration anomalies and will also help us to see that which isn't that obvious to yourself.

 

I have found this technique particularly helpful with those clients that don't have the budget to have us onsite to repair there minor mistakes, and aids us in diagnosing potential faults/risk before we get onsite therefore potentially reducing costs to our clients.

 

However this does rely heavily on the client getting the diagram right in the first place.

 

Regards

 

Fred