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DD-WRT on Linksys WAP54G version 3

Posted by Deliverator on April 18th, 2007

I’ve had a WAP54G sitting around doing nothing for quite some time. I checked to see if Linksys had anything to offer in more recent firmwares, but discovered that the version 3.04 firmware on the device was already the most recent available. Not pleased with the limited functionality in the official firmware, I checked to see if any of the third party firmware projects supported the WAP54G. I found some scant references to it being supported by DD-WRT on the Wiki, but managed to find better documentation elsewhere. In short order, I had DD-WRT v23 SP2 running on the WAP54G. Only the “Micro” build is capable of fitting in the WAP54G’s rather limiting 2MB of flash memory, but even the Micro build offers vastly expanded functionality over the official firmware. I quickly set up the wireless interface as a client to my home’s wireless network with direct bridging to the device’s Ethernet port. Thanks to DD-WRT enhanced functionality, I was able to use the WAP54G to replace the still more versatile Wireless Taco in servicing my Slingbox. I am watching TV over the link it provides while I write this entry.