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ravenhill
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-22-2007

WGA54G as non-game wireless bridge

Can the WGA54G be used as a wireless bridge for a network device that is not a game console?  I would like to use it to connect a network camera to my wireless network instead of running an ethernet cable to the router.  It looks like it should be usable but it worries me that the Linksys descriptive material only talks about games. 
ravenhill
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-22-2007

Re: WGA54G as non-game wireless bridge

Additional background - It appears that the WET54G would be a more direct solution but it was not readily available when needed.
ravenhill
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-22-2007

Re: WGA54G as non-game wireless bridge

I tried it and it worked nicely.
CurtisC
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-20-2007

Re: WGA54G as non-game wireless bridge

I am posting on an old thread but here is what I did.
 
I have a DSL connection to a WRT54G. I used a wireless game adapter WGA54G  as a wireless bridge to a BEFSR41 to supply internet to my Xbox, Directv HR20, and HD/DVD player.
 
Setup:
1) Updated firmware on all compontes
2) Set the WRT54G at an ip address of 192.168.1.1 and enabled DHCP from .100 to .149. Enabled WEP also.
3) Connected the WGA54G directly to the computer and set ip to 192.168.1.2 and inputed the WEP code.
4) Connected the BEFSR41 directly to the computer and set ip to 192.168.1.3 and disabled the DHCP.
5) Connected LAN port of WGA54G to the LAN Port 1 of BEFSR41 using normal CAT 5e cable.
6) Connected Xbox, HR20, and HD/DVD player to port 2, 3, and 4 of the BEFSR41.
7) Cycled power on all linksys network devices and enjoy connectivity of all components.
 
Hope this help if anyone runs accross the same issue.
jmeeks
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-25-2007

Re: WGA54G as non-game wireless bridge

Hi Curtis, Can you help me by giving me the exact settings for the advanced setup screen on the directv receiver? I've got the same router and bridge as you, but can't seem to get the last 'internet' test to connect. I'm looking for: IP (followed your note and made 192.168.1.2) is this right? subnet (255.255.255.0) gateway (192.168.1.254?) dns (not sure here, used 192.168.1.1?) i have wpa tkip encryption and have setup the bridge using my laptop. The lights are all green on the bridge. thanks for your help.
jmeeks
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎04-25-2007

Re: WGA54G as non-game wireless bridge

okay, called linksys...they got me squared away. 1. game adapter won't work with WPA, must use WEP 2. ip 192.168.1.250 3. sub 255.255.255.0 4. gateway 192.168.1.1 (match router) 5. dns match dns on status page of router (for directv)
HDlover
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-10-2009

Re: WGA54G as non-game wireless bridge

I received a WGA65G from Amazon.com yesterday that I ordered to setup with the Blu-Ray player Samsung BD-2500 for BD Live, NetFlix and firmware updates.

 

After receiving the unit I noticed it is 1.0 not the 2.0 that includes the setup software. I have a 2wire homeportal the yahoo dsl router and thought this would work to extend the ethernet from downstairs to the blu-ray upstairs.

 

I am totally confused. Computers can find the linksys on ad-hoc and need some help setting it up as all the instructions linksys gave during the chat was for 2.0.

 

 

Do I need an additional linksys router next to the WGA54G also to get it to work as I thought the 2wire was sufficient?

 

 

Please help.