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AP Mode and WDS

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by python, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. python

    python LI Guru Member

    I read a long time ago when the sveasoft forum was open that a WDS could be done with the WAP54G.

    For what I remember you had to go to the telnet and type

    WDS MACADDRESS_OF_THE_OTHER_AP

    For what I remember you could set up to 10 MACs for WAP54G in the telnet line using , or ; or another signal to separate them
    Can anyone help me with that?

    Also I wish to know if any security is possible with WDS. I really need help with that. Also it would be a nice feature to see in 2.07 firmwares since sveasoft doesnt release any for the WAP54G
     
  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    You can still read the Sveasoft forums for free, you just need to register a forum account.

    Yes, security is possible with WDS, what type depends on the device/firmware you are using. For the WRT54G, Sveasoft's Satori only supported WEP, while Alchemy will support WPA. Unfortunately unless you can find some firmware for the WAP54G that specifically says it supports WPA over WDS I think you'll be stuck with WEP at best...

    Are you sure it's not already in 2.07... Notice the "Wireless Bridge/Repeater" feature mentioned in the official Linksys 2.07 changelog. You might also want to try a simple Google search for "WAP54G WDS".

    Update: Check out this!! ;)
     
  3. python

    python LI Guru Member

    The Repeater and Bridge mode work fine.
    Also the Bridge Mode is know as WDS in the WRT version.

    What I wish to do is have at the same time my WAP working as AP Mode and as WDS with another WAP.
    That was only possible using telnet in the sveasoft firmware to set WDS after you have set AP Mode in the web interface.
     
  4. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    I've never worked with the WAP54G so I can't say for sure but unless the Linksys definition of "Wireless Repeater" is different in this case I would think that it would accomplish your goals. Namely, allowing two WAP54Gs to communicate with each other via WDS while also allowing wireless clients to associate with the APs. Or maybe I misunderstood what you're trying to accomplish?
     

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