Question about D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router
Hi there, who knows if it is possible to configure a DI-524 wireless router to be able to work NOT as access point but as wireless CLIENT? The idea is to be able to connect WIRELESS (!) a small home LAN to an external wireless access point. Rem.: My old D-Link router DWL-900AP+ works pretty good in this mode! Thanks in advance! yacc
Hi, If I understand you right, what you want to do is to make the DI-524 as a repeater, i.e. receive from the "external wireless access point" and re-broadcast to your "small home wireless LAN". Unfortunately, no. D-Link made it a point not to enable repeater mode in the DI-524 model (firmware has no support for wireless distribution service). Other than your old DWL-900AP+, one other model they have that can do this is the DWL-G710 but only in WiFi and not in the Ethernet port. On some other brands of similar feature models, the original manufacturer's firmware may be replaced with an open source firmware with more features enabled. An example is the LinkSys' WRT54G and the replacement firmwares by Sveasoft and another named DD-WRT. Hope this be of some information to you. Post back should you require additional information. Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Sep 20, 2007
SOURCE: DI-524 Configuration as "Client"
It's correct, exactly this is the point. The wireless router (DI-524) should realize the wireless connection between my switched LAN and the external access point only. This mode is called "wireless client" mode and is unfortunately no more supported by the DI-524 firmware. :-( Now I'm looking for an another (maybe open source) firmware for my router. Thx!
Posted on Sep 21, 2007
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