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Hi all, a friend gave me a old Linksys BEFWS114 Wireless B router which I use but not for wireless. It is connected using wires at the moment.
Since it is old, I ordered the WRT54GL model since I heard great reviews about it. Now my question is, could I hook up the WRT54GL model on my pc, and use the old BEFWS114 model on my bros PC and have his router connect to my router wirelessly without having to go out and buy a USB Wireless adapter? Im just trying to save some money and I dont want to buy an adapter and find out it doesnt work to good.
Thanks again & if you have any ideas please let me know.
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post #2 of 7
No, a router can only be used as an access point for wireless. You can hard wire two routers together though.
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Some routers can be used as a wireless bridge if set up right, but I have no clue if that old Linksys can work.
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awww ok thnx. Can anyone recommend me a good wireless usb adapter?
I'll order it since my router should be coming in tomorrow.

Another thing, Im trying to get wireless running but my pc is in the basement and my bros
pc is on the 2nd floor.
Should I just return the Wireless G router and get a N router instead?
I figure the N would have a better range and I could save on the combo special from newegg.
Thanks again!
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I've the GL with dd-wrt flashed firmware and get coverage though out my house 3 stories with no problem,just make sure to set the router in a good space - 5 to 6 ft off the floor if possible.I've never use it, but there is a setting in windows XP network setting where you can bridge network connections, you might want to do some research and see if you can make things work this way.Not 100% sure but I think you old router can be used in bridge mode,so look into that also. GL
 
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This is how you can do it with two 2 WRT54G routers:
http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/sh...ad.php?t=47118

It's a start atleast.
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Ok thnx alot guys, appreciate it.
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