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Wireless Repeater I have two WRT54G, can I use one as a Repeater?

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There is no option in the router to act as a client. You could set it up as a second access point and connect them via Ethernet, or I believe there is a Linux distribution you can load on the WRT54G that can act in repeater mode, but I've never installed it, so you would have to research that yourself.

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