Can a WRT54Gv3 be a WDS/client to other manufacturers' AP?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by concept236, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. concept236

    concept236 Guest

    Hi, I'm a nub here, and got all confused after scoured various threads here. Hoping one of you guys can shed light on this poor soul.

    I have a Linksys WRT54G v3 that I just bought, and it will (long-term) serve as its own AP -- no problem there.

    But in the interim (ie. while staying in this shared apartment), I am hoping to configure this router as a client/WDS, with a router from a DIFFERENT manufacturer. I would like the setup to be like so:

    ADSL MODEM <--LAN--> ROUTER 1 <--11g--> WRT54G <--11g--> laptop

    I don't know the make/models of the ADSL modems or the Router 1, and probably would not be allowed to change settings on them. (And I know that WDS cuts the bandwidth, but that's okay.)

    My questions are:

    1. Is this setup even possible?
    2. What firmware should I flash onto my WRT54Gv3?
    3. What's the difference between "client mode" and "WDS", anyway?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. joshag

    joshag Network Guru Member

    Not familiar with the V3. I am using V2's but I believe that WDS is based on chipsets. Broadcom for Linksys.
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