The Netgear WGT634U router has been giving me connection woes of late. I’ve had to hard reboot it a few times before any client machine could connect wirelessly. Given I want to run some permanent services on my desktop, I want to swap it around with my Linksys WRT54G.
I thought I found my answer until I realised that making the WGT634U an access point, would not make it a client.
The ToNot plan I had:
- Backup existing router settings.
- Reflash the Linksys back to its original firmware (from OpenWRT)
- Follow the instructions at the Netgear support page to turn the WGT into an access point. I learnt this was possible for the WGT634U thanks to this support post.
- Connect the Linksys to the DSL Modem (via WAN port) and configure to connect to internet. Set it as 192.168.1.1, turn on DHCP. Pick a new SSID to reflect this new networks config.
- With the WGT634U having DHCP off and a different SSID to the one above per Netgears instruction
- Hope I can still connect – its not going to work. How will the Netgear know to connect to the devices on the linksys’s network? If I set the SSID’s to be the same, then that is relying on wirelessly bridging which is what I’ve already tried. I need the netgear to work in a wireless client which requires OpenWRT/OpenWGT
- Also Hope that I can get 108Mbps transfer when my 108Mbps wireless NIC talks to the WGT634U.
An alternate plan comes to mind
- Sell the WGT634U