Wasn't available in the default WRT54GL firmware last time I checked, but that was a couple years ago. DD-WRT can do it, I use Tomato myself. One thing to note is that with the 54mbps WRT-based routers, they don't support client mode and WPA2 encryption, you have to use WPA.Darkstar wrote:sounds like you have done it before, what about running Bridge mode? Is the router capable or needs new firmware?
If I ever get a house built, I'm hoping for removable wall panels for me to stuff all my cables behind. ;)Kaos Kid wrote:About the only negatives I can think of is that these are in my living room so I will have a router in sight and have to locate another power plug in. Right now with all the paraphernalia already hooked up (2 systems, computer speakers, LCD TV, Cable box, surround sound deck, powered sub for HTPC, etc. I already have 2 power strips filled up. What I need is wireless power transmission!
One positive I can think of is that I see Wireless-G routers on CL all the time for $20-30. The hard part is finding a model that will support the bridge mode you speak of. I haven't delved too deeply into how my router works, I have the Linksys WRT54GL with the latest official firmware. When I first got it I flashed it with DD-WRT but being a newbie I was quickly overwhelmed and put it back to official firmware so I could at least get manufacturer support. Would it be best for this application to flash it back to DD-WRT again?
Any firmware should be fine on the access point router, it's just the client router where you need a firmware supporting client mode - Tomato is my firmware of choice, I switched from DD-WRT a year ago or so for all my routers.
Also, I haven't looked at wireless adapters for a while, but it might be worth looking at usb adapters, they might be easier to find Win7 drivers for than PCI adapters.