Setting up a Cisco (Linksys) Router as a Repeater Bridge

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imageSome time ago, I picked up a WRT54G2 V1 router (by LinkSys but now branded Cisco), intending to use it as a bridge to connect an old HP printer to my network remotely.

Long story short, I was able to get dd-Wrt installed (be sure to get the SP2 version, I’m using v24), but that’s about as far as I could get. I was never able to “see” the bridged router from the main network wirelessly.

Today, I decided to give it another shot, and stumbled across a video by daovertaker for configuring just this situation.

Turns out, the key point I missed was clicking on STATUS, then WIRELESS, then SITE SURVEY, and finally JOIN.

Ugh. It’s always the simple things.

At any rate, props to daovertaker for a completely thorough video on this configuration process.

I ended up doing something different for my printer, so this router will work quite nicely to connect my Tivo Premier to the rest of my network.


  1. Awesome post this will help me!

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