Author Topic: WHR HP G54 - Need Step by Step instructions for setting up via wireless access as a repeater  (Read 7813 times)


  • Calf
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Hoping someone will be kind enough to help.


I have Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 unit which I want to use on my network to extend its range.

Access to the web is via telephone line rather than cable (I am in  rural France).  The main router in not a Buffalo, and so AOSS set-up is not possible,  and obviously there is no phone connection possible to the G54 itself, so I need step-by-step instructions if possible how to set-up the G54 wirelessly ( I think) , and what settings would need to be altered on primary router so that it "sees" the G54, and to ensure the G54 is then established as a repeater.


Thanks in advance



  • Calf
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Here's the walk through for setting up WDS.

Setting up WDS bridging

Physical Setup

  • Have the routers, and/or Access Points next to one another, and physically plugged into each other via the LAN connection.
  • Change the "Access Point" unit into Bridged mode by changing the phsyical switch from "auto" to "bridge"
  • Verify that you can log in to all devices through web browser before starting.

Router IP(default):
Bridge IP(common default):

username: root
default password: <leave blank>

Device Config

  • Setup the router normally, but do not enable encryption yet. Wait until WDS is working.
  • From Advanced screens, go to Wireless Config->Basic in both devices
  • Turn OFF Auto Channel, for Wireless Channel. Set it to an actual channel, I suggest 11, or 6.
  • The SSID does not matter but we recommend they be the same, but it will work just as well if they are different.
  • Change Framebursting from 125 High Speed Mode to Framebursting or Do not use. (Framebursting is recommended if all of your client devices support it).
  • Click Apply and allow the devices to reset and apply the settings. It's importnat to fully apply changes on the Bridge unit first. Applying changes will cause each unit to reboot. If the Router unit starts rebooting, you will be unable to apply settings on the Bridged unit until the Router has fully rebooted.
  • Go to Wireless Config->Repeater on both devices.
  • Repeater-Bridge (WDS) must be set to Enable.
  • Click Apply (Bridge unit first, then Router)
  • Click Edit Registered WDS Partners
  • Under Add New WDS Partner Access Point, enter the wireless MAC address of the other AirStation, the one that you want to form a bridge with.
  • Click New Partner.
  • The AirStation will reboot, and when the screen refreshes, the second AirStationís MAC address will be listed under Bridgeable Access Points.
  • Now, repeat this process for the other Devices.
  • Once you are done, disconnect the ethernet cable, power cycle the devices, and watch for a storm of wireless activity on the wireless activity light.
  • Verify that WDS is working by logging into the repeater ( from a wired connection to the Router.
  • Now you can enable Encryption if you would like. Enable the Encryption on the access point first, then the router. If you do the router first you will not be able to communicate with the Access Point, and it will be orphaned.