What I have:
Speedtouch 780WL that is connected to ADSL internet.
Linksys wrt54gs model with official firmware 7.5
Laptop Windows XP Home 32 bits
Main PC Windows XP PRO 32 bits
Problem: I have a PS3 and an Xbox 360 that I want to connect wirelessly to my Speedtouch but they are 30 feet away and bringing them closer is not an option. I have measured the wifi range of the speedtouch is around 15 feet this with a psp. I want the linksys to connect to the speedtouch so they increase the wireless cloud. And thus these two console machines can connect to the network.
What I know: I know that there is something called WDS and wireless bridged networking. I know that there is the option of installing another firmware for the linksys. But assume I know nothing and please take me step by step as much as you can. I have no knowledge on how to set it up.
What I have done so far: I have set the speedtouch settings to allow WDS and I have scanned for the linksys router but there is no positive result.
My testing environment right now is my main PC is connected to the speedtouch and I am changing settings there. I disabled the laptops wireless capabilities and Ethernet connected the linksys router to it. I am controlling the linksys from the laptop. I think that if this worked the connected laptop without wireless should have a signal or that if I do enable the wireless when I connect it to the linksys it will connect to the internet.
I hope I was specific enough if you need more details I will be happy to oblige. Your help is greatly appreciated as I think the room is going to be painted fully in red from my head banging against it.