ok .. i am in poop. i have been runnignt two WRT54G routers in a WDS config for a year using Sveasoft's Firmware Version: Alchemy-V1.0 v18.104.22.168sv. I have one V2 and one V3. using WEP and WDS. No problem. Until today. Today was the day that i decided to get up out of bed and mess about with it thinking that i'd like to get a version in there that includes a VPN server. If it were Groundhog Day .. i'd get out of bed and mow the lawn or clean the pool instead. But alas, it's not and i now think i am stuffed unless you can help. So i installed WiFiBox-code_2.02.pre1-wfb.bin onto the V3 and all was going well except first the http gui was really slow and whenever i attached the DSL modem the V3 router just acted like a passthru device and all i could see was the modem. bizarre. So I thought .. ok ... let me take the backup of the config and put it onto the V2 device so I am back connected to the internet. No big deal. worked just fine. hence I am connected on a WRT54G V2 with Alchemy-V1.0 v22.214.171.124sv Now back to the V3 router that still has the WiFiBox-code_2.02.pre1-wfb.bin. I scouted about and could not see anything wrong. So I decided to try the FreemanBasic_V1.0.4_wrt54g.bin - that looks like it will do all i need so i flashed the firmware again. Now it appears the the router is toast. If i hardwire to this V3 router I do not get an IP address delivered by DHCP. Further when you look for wireless LANs, it is not linksys or my own SSID but ssid [unknown]. Finally, if i hard code a IP address and wire to the router, i cannot ping the router on its 192.168.1.1 address. Can anyone suggest anything for me to try. In the interim, I've been down to teh store and bouught another WRT54G hoping to just flash it with Alchemy-V1.0 v126.96.36.199sv and restore my WDS config and get me back to where i was before this day started. BUT ... the WRT54G I have jsut purchased is a V6 and the Alchemy-V1.0 v188.8.131.52sv wont install on to it. It rather unhumourously cmoes back with "Update are failed.". Can anyone help me with whether this V6 router supports WDS out of the box or what firmware i can install to get it to work with WDS with a V2 router runnign Alchemy-V1.0 v184.108.40.206sv or what else i can do. I shoudl also ask whether I should put the V6 router on as the primary router connected to the DSL modem. Many thanks for your help. TheImperialOne.