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NetGear WGR614v9 as an accesspoint?

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This is something that has been on my todo list for a while now, so I figured I would crowdsource it…

In october, I acquired a Netgear WGR614v9 Wireless G router as an emergency router for ABLEconf 2009's foss game day. It got the job done, but after that was basically useless because I had a much nicer (Busybox/Linux-based) D-link DIR615 Wireless N router. I spent quite a while trying to get the pesky netgear to properly act as an access point to bridge the computers that I have upstairs with the d link downstairsto no real avail – the only real useful guide, is NetGear's knowledge base, which doesn't address the creation of a wireless bridge, only a wired one (which I don't see the point of but… :) )….

At the fedora marketing fad, I acquired some really cool hardware to try to play with. Unfortunately the device isn't wireless enabled. :( Because of the way my network is laid out, everything in the upstairs of my house is on a wireless connection, including my parents' desktop. So, this device cannot be used with my network architecture as it is.

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I think I also have a Linksys WRT54Gv5 that could be used in place of the NetGear, but that is, at the moment, a fun looking brick, so I'd have to resuscitate it.

Any help/howtos is much appreciated. :)

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Ryan Rix is a privacy rights advocate and net-art wannabe. Reach him on the Fediverse as @rrix@cybre.space, twitter as @rrrrrrrix, via email to ryan@whatthefuck.computer or on Facebook or on Matrix as @rrix:whatthefuck.computer.