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ps56k
04-22-08, 03:30 PM
After seeing various threads about DD-WRT -
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
I can see how a more robust feature set would be useful
in a full blown wireless router config like the Linksys WRT,
but what about just running the micro version
like my Linksys WAP54G v3.1 access point ?

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Jeff Liebermann
04-22-08, 10:06 PM
On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 20:30:58 GMT, "ps56k"
<pschuman_no_spam_me@interserv.com> wrote:

>After seeing various threads about DD-WRT -
>http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
>I can see how a more robust feature set would be useful
>in a full blown wireless router config like the Linksys WRT,
>but what about just running the micro version
>like my Linksys WAP54G v3.1 access point ?

Almost all of those "useful" features in DD-WRT are on the router side
of the puzzel. The WAP54G v3.1 is an access point, which lacks a
router section. About all you'll get are the basic wireless settings,
some additions to encryption, and some alternative authentication
schemes. It works, I've tried it, but features wasn't what I was
looking for. It was that the WAP54G v3.1 has a few problems. I was
getting lockups and hangs every few days. It also won't do WPA
encryption between two WAP54G boxes in bridge mode. There was also a
bug that prevented accessing the admin IP adress from the other side
of the bridge. DD-WRT fixed most everything. However, the hangs are
still there, but far less frequent.

Read:
<http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation#Linksys_WAP54G>
<http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=169028&sid=a175ab21cc150582f674223db746343d>
before blundering onward.


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