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Here's the page straight from the source:  http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Version_5_And_6_Router_Information

Looking at that, it is not easy to do, and there are problems running even the Micro on a low memory device, but it apparently can be done.  The prevailing recommendation is to get a pre-v5 G/GS or a new GL.  I got a GL just for the purpose of running DD-WRT and it's working great.

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Here's the page straight from the source:  http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Version_5_And_6_Router_Information

Looking at that, it is not easy to do, and there are problems running even the Micro on a low memory device, but it apparently can be done.  The prevailing recommendation is to get a pre-v5 G/GS or a new GL.  I got a GL just for the purpose of running DD-WRT and it's working great.

Welcome to the forum jkmullins! :welcome:

Thanks for all your guys help I got it.

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Here's the page straight from the source:  http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Version_5_And_6_Router_Information

Looking at that, it is not easy to do, and there are problems running even the Micro on a low memory device, but it apparently can be done.  The prevailing recommendation is to get a pre-v5 G/GS or a new GL.  I got a GL just for the purpose of running DD-WRT and it's working great.

If I remember correctly there is a way with out the JTAG cable..  I believe it involved vrworks or something to that effect.

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You can bridge them together..  It isnt really making the signal stronger.. but providing more access points for your network.  Basically what is created is a wireless mesh involving x number of WRT54Gs.  There is a custom app called WDS, Wireless Distribution Service, that allows you to create backbone connections over the wireless network.  So you have one router acting as a base station and the other router joins the network and basically repeats the signal. 

Now this is NOT the same as a standard AP or repeater!! Both of the previous devices require a wired link to enable service to the extra device.  However, WDS you dont need the wired link.  That being said there is a fairly large overhead in doing this.  It is very possible to run out of bandwidth pretty quick.

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You can bridge them together..  It isnt really making the signal stronger.. but providing more access points for your network.  Basically what is created is a wireless mesh involving x number of WRT54Gs.  There is a custom app called WDS, Wireless Distribution Service, that allows you to create backbone connections over the wireless network. So you have one router acting as a base station and the other router joins the network and basically repeats the signal. 

Now this is NOT the same as a standard AP or repeater!! Both of the previous devices require a wired link to enable service to the extra device.  However, WDS you dont need the wired link. That being said there is a fairly large overhead in doing this.  It is very possible to run out of bandwidth pretty quick.

Well thats what i'm talking about.. repeating the signal. So I can get service in my backyard. If I plugged it up raw no wires excpet power could I access it from my laptop and set it up that way or does it have to be via ethernet?

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Well thats what i'm talking about.. repeating the signal. So I can get service in my backyard. If I plugged it up raw no wires excpet power could I access it from my laptop and set it up that way or does it have to be via ethernet?

you can set the router up with no wires.

EDIT: if you just want to it repeat the signal i think DDWRT has a mode for that but i can't remember what it is called.

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