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How to Setup Linksys WAP54G In Wireless Bridge Mode

This tutorial explains steps to configure Linksys Access Point WAP54G in Wireless Bridge mode. A wireless bridge connects two Local Area Networks using a wireless connection. WAP54G is one of the popular wireless Access Points from Linksys. Once we convert a WAP54G AP in to a wireless bridge, it communicates with another AP only(other end of the wireless bridge) and no longer connects to clients. Before proceeding to configure WAP54G in to a wireless bridge we need to have the LAN MAC address of the second AP.  LAN MAC address can be found on the label having serial number at the bottom of the AP. It is important to note that to establish an error free connection as a wireless bridge, the second AP should be WAP54G or WAP11s.


Configure Linksys WAP54G in Wireless Bridge Mode


Here we are creating a wireless bridge connection between two WAP54Gs. Make sure you have the LAN MAC address of both APs.

Configure First WAP54G AP in to Bridge Mode
  1. Log on to First Access Point

    To log on AP we need to connect the AP with a computer (either static IP enabled or getting valid IP in the same network range) using an Ethernet cable.

    Open browser window and type 192.168.1.245 and enter the default user name and Password.

    Use name : No user name
    Password : admin



  2. Click on AP mode under Setup tab

    Linksys WAP54G Wireless Bridgemode


  3. Select Wireless Bridge and enter the LAN MAC address of the second AP
    Enter the Wireless MAC address to configure WAP54G as Wireless Bridge

    After entering the Wireless MAC address of the second Access Point click on save settings.

Connect Second WAP54G to Wireless Bridge

We need to repeat the steps done on first WAP54G. First step we must do is to change the IP address of the second WAP54G Access Point to avoid any IP address conflict with first WAP54G. We can use the IP address 192.168.1.244 and enter the LAN MAC address of the first WAP54G.  After completing the steps in second AP, we must check the bridge connection. Rarely you may face troubles with establishing wireless bridge connection between two WAP54Gs. If you are facing issues with configuring WAP54G in wireless bridge mode, check the points given below.


Error While Configuring WAP54G in Bridge Mode

  • Make sure both WAP54Gs are connected to the LANs using Ethernet cables

  • Both APs must have different IP addresses

  • Once both APs are connected in bridge mode, computers in both networks can access other network

  • Check LAN MAC Address

    LAN MAC address of WAP54G is printed on the label at the bottom of the AP.

  • If LAN MAC address is not accepted by the AP, make sure you typed the LAN MAC address properly without any hyphens or columns between the digits.

  • Update Firmware

    Make sure both APs have latest firmware. To check it and rectify the issue, visit the link below.
    How to Upgrade Firmware Of Linksys WAP54G Access Point


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Anonymous said…
there is no "AP Mode" obtion in WRT54gh. Is that a new firmware you are using. If so, where can I download it?

Thanks
Admin said…
There is no AP mode in WRT54G because it is a wireless router. AP mode is available only in Access Points like WAP54G.

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