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How can I set up a wireless access point to connect to an existing wireless network?

How can I set up a wireless access point to connect to an existing wireless network?

I already have an existing wireless network. How can I connect an additional access point wirelessly to that network so that the new access point can provide a wired connection to other devices on the network?

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Guest [Entry]

the wrt54g- and many other routers will work in client mode IF you have third party firmware - such as dd-wrt which mostly works on the GL and older builds.My suggestion is pick a router firmware distro such as openwrt or ddwrt, look at its feature list, then pick a router they support- since not every router will do what you want.
Guest [Entry]

"Well, to start, I would advise Cat5 over Wireless any day if you are talking about a permanent point to point connection.... That aside...

Most standard consumer routers should be up to this. You basically need to set up WDS or whatever your router calls it, this should allow you to join it as a client to the other router and then disable DHCP as clients will be getting their requests from the primary router.

Doing this sort of thing is MUCH easier if you have routers from the same manufacturer.... If you don't, then try buying an actual access point instead of a router as they are designed for this sort of thing and usually have pre-configured profiles that make it very easy."