Configuring an Access Point as a wireless repeater

The Linksys Wireless-G Access Points can be configured as an Access Point, Access Point Client, Wireless Repeater, and Wireless Bridge. The Wireless Repeater mode will turn the access point into a wireless repeater to extend the range of your signal.                      

 

The WAP54G will work as a wireless repeater with the following devices:

  • Linksys Wireless-G Access Point (WAP54G)
  • Linksys Wireless-G Router (WRT54G) 

To configure the access point as a wireless repeater, you need to perform two steps:

  1. Checking the Wireless MAC Address of a Wireless Router/Access Point
  2. Setting-Up Wireless Repeater Mode on the WAP54G  

Checking the Wireless MAC Address of a Wireless Router  

NOTE:  If you will connect the wireless repeater to another WAP54G, click here. To check the wireless MAC Address of the wireless router follow the steps below.   

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here

NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the router’s web-based setup page, click here.

Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page opens, click Status then click Wireless

Step 3:
Take note of the MAC Address. This is your router’s wireless MAC address. 

NOTE:  The Wireless MAC Address you took note of will be entered on the WAP54G set as wireless repeater. After checking the wireless MAC Address, set-up the wireless repeater mode on the WAP54G. For instructions, click here. To check the wireless MAC address of the access point, follow the steps below.

Checking the Wireless MAC Address of an Access Point 

Step 1:
Connect a computer to the access point. 

Step 2:
Assign a static IP address on the computer. For instructions, click here

NOTE: To assign a static IP address on a wired Mac, click here.

Step 3:
Open the access point’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here

NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the access point’s web-based setup page, click here.

Step 4:
When the access point’s web-based setup page opens, take note of the Wireless MAC Address

NOTE:  The Wireless MAC Address you took note of will be entered on the WAP54G set as wireless repeater.  

Step 5:
After obtaining the wireless MAC address of the router/access point, configure the other WAP54G as a wireless repeater. For instructions, follow the steps below. 

Setting-Up Wireless Repeater Mode on the WAP54G 

Step 1:
Access the access point’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here

NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the access point’s web-based setup page, click here.

Step 2:
When the access point’s web-based setup page opens, click AP Mode then select Wireless Repeater

NOTE:  The access point’s web-based setup page may differ depending on the access point’s version number. 

Step 3:
Type the wireless MAC address you took note of earlier in the Remote Access Point’s LAN MAC Address field.

 

NOTE:  Remove the colons (:) when typing the MAC address on the Remote Access Point’s LAN MAC Address field. 

Step 4:
Click .

NOTE:  If you will connect the wireless repeater to another WAP54G, change the wireless repeater’s LAN IP address. For instructions, click here.
 

Related Articles:

Upgrading the Linksys Wireless-G Access Point's Firmware
Configuring an Access Point in Access Point Client Mode
Configuring an Access Point as a Wireless Bridge
Configuring an Access Point as an Access Point
Setting-Up Wireless MAC Filtering to Permit Users to Connect
Setting-Up 64-Bit WEP Wireless Security on a Linksys Access Point
Setting-Up 128-Bit WEP Wireless Security on a Linksys Access Point

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