Linksys Wrt-54gl router

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 15:00    Post subject: Linksys Wrt-54gl router Reply with quote
I have a Linksys Wrt-54gl router that i wanted to use to extend my existing wifi network? I am new to this so i am not sure on the best way to do it? I hear about repeater,extender,bridge? Which is the one for my situation and how do i do it? Also is this router good for this? I have an Asus RT-AC87u router now that gets most of the house but i want a better signal on my deck and garage.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 16:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ofcourse you can use the wrt54gl to extend you wifi-range. The thing you're looking for is called "repeater bridge" There is plenty of useful tutorials on youtube.

However: The wrt54gl is a very old router. Only capable of 54mbps (Wifi "g"). You can use it to experiment and gain some dd-wrt knowledge, but you'll never get the speed you know from the RT-AC87u. It'll just depend on your needs...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 23:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes you can as @PowerPoldi described, but believe me you don´t want.

Even with more ram and flash, same results as repeater.
As wireless client, it´s just fine to use.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have one that I repurposed to WFH usage. It is on its own private subnet, lan to wan port on my network...In a speedtest I get about 20-25mb down and about 10mb up. (Wired of course) Plenty for my low bandwidth vpn client.

It is running 43516 happily without complaints.

ASUS RT-AC68U (R/AP) Merlin 384.19
ASUS RT-AC68U r44236 AP/Bridge
ASUS RT-AC68U FT 2020.5 Bridge
WRT54GL 1.1 r44236-std (old faithful)
Linksys E1200v2 r43266 (sleeping)
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