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Old 08-12-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Can the D-Link DI-254 be used as a wireless router?

or the

AR680W 300N Wireless Router?

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Old 08-12-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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I would hope that the D-Link DI-254 wireless router could be used as a wireless router.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:18 AM   #3
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OOPS I mean can these be used to pick up another wireless router? and then used to pipe my ethernet cable to my xbox/ps2
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You mean a wireless access point.

It's hard to tell without looking at the router's config pages. Check your user manual or find it online.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:46 PM   #5
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Sorry, thats what I meant! A WAP

Thanks will look online for a manual
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:51 PM   #6
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You can install DD-WRT on some routers to give them repeater functionality. I have it and works perfectly on my Linksys WRT54GL. I'm not sure if the D-Link DI-254 or AR680W 300N Wireless Router are supported or not, but you can check their website and see:

http://www.dd-wrt.com

If the router is supported, just download the firmware, connect to your router that will act as a repeater with an ethernet cable, install the firmware, reboot the router and configure it as a wireless repeater. You enter in the SSID and WEP/WPA key (if you have one) of the access point and create a virtual SSID and security of sorts which will be the second repeater router that you connect to (or you can just plug ethernet cables in).

If your router supports DD-WRT and you get it installed fine, check out this tutorial on setting up the repeater function:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...eless_Repeater

No firmware needs to be installed on the primary router (AP), just make sure the second router is in range of the wireless network.
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