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Linksys WRT54G V7 - what to do with it ?

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i planned on using it as a repeate cause lan ports are dead, i tried different cables but my computer & laptop just cant connect to it, wifi works thoughr

but apparently this is the only version that doesnt support any 3rd part firmwares since it uses an atheros chipset so i cant install DDWRT

im looking for some ideas on what to do with it, maybe a hack or something...

else, ill probably just blow it up biggrin.gif
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does it have wireless repeating built in? if you got a new router, you could use the old one as a wireless repeater in a part of your house where signal gets worse
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does it have wireless repeating built in? if you got a new router, you could use the old one as a wireless repeater in a part of your house where signal gets worse

i dont think it has one.. its a really old wireless-G router, afaik, these things need DDWRT or some other thirdparty firmware to make it a repeater

sadly, my routers version is the only one that doesnt support 3rd party firmwares .. f-me right?
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yeah that kinda sucks. do any lights light up when you plug things into the switch ports? if they do, maybe DHCP turned off somehow? possible that setting a static address makes it work? tried resetting it (hold reset button for 20 seconds)?
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yeah that kinda sucks. do any lights light up when you plug things into the switch ports? if they do, maybe DHCP turned off somehow? possible that setting a static address makes it work? tried resetting it (hold reset button for 20 seconds)?

sometimes it lights up, but i cant seem to get a stable connection with it, i tried all four ports
afaik, DHCP is on, i did a factory reset on the thing too smile.gif

im sure the things lan ports broken, i was just wondering if there are any cool projects to be done with it or something biggrin.gif
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you could still make it an access point in a remote location of your house. all it needs is to have the DHCP server turned off, then connect the internet port on that router to one of the switch ports on the new router with an ethernet cable run to a remote location in the house where you get less signal.
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you could still make it an access point in a remote location of your house. all it needs is to have the DHCP server turned off, then connect the internet port on that router to one of the switch ports on the new router with an ethernet cable run to a remote location in the house where you get less signal.

hmmm.. without making any other changes and such ?

will definitely try that

thanks man ^_^
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