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DWilliamsamh
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-06-2008

OLD Router as an access point??

I have an old befw11s4 (2.4 GHz 802.11b) router that I would like to use as an access point on a new a/b/g wireless network.  Is there a way to get the old guy to see and maintain a wireless connection to the new wireless network? 
 
Any help would be much appreciated.
dcalcutt
Posts: 308
Registered: ‎08-28-2007

Re: OLD Router as an access point??

yes but turn off the DHCP and give it a different IP address
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Expert
Posts: 12,649
Registered: ‎07-16-2006

Re: OLD Router as an access point??

No. You don't want an access point. What you want is a wireless bridge. Linksys routers cannot be configured as wireless bridges. Linksys routers don't connect wireless to other routers.

If you are able to run a wire you can reuse the BEF following these instructions. If not, the BEF won't be of much help.
vai_fan
Posts: 2,766
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: OLD Router as an access point??

Yes you can turn off the DHCP of the router ... so that it will work as wired router & switch .... connect the Access Point to it & it will work as wireless router ....