Configuring Linksys WRE54G Wireless repeater / Cannot connect to this AP in repeater mode

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    Configuring Linksys WRE54G Wireless repeater.

    Note: In order for this to work, you MUST have a wireless adapter in
    the computer from which you're configuring it from.

    If after running the setup CD you receive the message "Cannot connect
    to this AP in repeater mode" Do the following...

    1) Login to your router and copy down the Wireless MAC address. This
    can be found by clicking on the tab [Status], then on the sub tab
    [Wireless] (this will look like 2D:4D:56:01:F5:F7).

    2) RESET the repeater so that all configurations are set back to the
    defaults. (This can be done by using a paper clip and holding in the
    RESET button for 10-15 seconds). After which the LED colors should be
    as follows:
    Link: RED (no connectivity)
    Activity: Blue (flickering)

    3) Hardcode your machines IP address to.
    IP: (anything other than x.x.x.240)

    Leave the DNS IP's blank

    4) Open up your wireless connections and select the repeater (this will
    look something like "linksysR2324").

    5) After your connected, open up a web browser and point to (the configuration page). Leave the UserID blank and the
    password is "admin".

    Now verify that you have the latest firmware update, which should be
    the same on all repeaters. If not, download it, then click on the
    [Help] tab and select [Firmware Upgrade]. Then power cycle the unit.

    6) Select the [Password] tab, erase the bullets and type in a new
    password. Then select [Save Settings], and close your browser.

    7) Log back in. Now select the [Edit Security Settings] button from the
    "Setup" page. Select the security mode that your router is using along
    with the same passphrase, (make sure to press Generate aft wards). Then
    select [Save settings]. Write down or copy Key 1 (which will look
    something like [2817FB191A])

    8) Now disconnect from the repeater and reconnect. It should prompt you
    for the key, then type or paste that first key.

    9) Once connected, log back in to the repeater and change all of the IP
    addressing information, along with typing in the Access Point MAC
    address. This MAC address is the wireless interface MAC of your router.

    NOTE: The name and SSID can be (but don't have to be) the same name
    as the router. However the IP address MUST be one octet different from
    the router.

    Repeater (version 1)
    Repeater (version 1)
    Repeater (version 2.0)

    Then save settings.

    10) Reset your machines IP address to auto configuration (or what ever
    it was before we statically set it to

    Now you should have a blue link light on the repeater and all should be
    working fine. The main trick here is that you need to disable WEP while
    initially configuring the repeater. Then upgrade the firmware. Then
    reset WEP back to normal and configure the ip of the repeater and you
    are back in business.

    (rick23509 at yahoo's search domain .com)
    test, Jul 18, 2005
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