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Different Wireless Modes

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by akanie, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. akanie

    akanie Addicted to LI Member

    I am new and trying out the Tomato firmware on my Linksys WRT54GSV4. I was wondering if there is an wiki or post explaining the different Wireless Modes?

    Under Wireless Modes there are:
    -Access point
    -Access Point + WDS
    -Wireless client
    -Wireless ethernet bridge

    What am I suppose be selecting to setup Wireless connectivity? Thanks in advance.
  2. mrap

    mrap Addicted to LI Member

    If you just have the router connected to your internet access solution via the WAN port, Access Point will work.

    From the Wiki at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Tomato_Firmware

    Wireless Mode: The normal setting for this is Access Point, which allows clients to connect to this router. The router can also be used in Wireless Distribution System (WDS) mode, and it can also connect to a Wireless ISP in Wireless Client. Another possible mode is Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode. This allows it to connect to another gateway router while still keeping all computers connected to both routers in the same subnet. Note: If the router is used as a wireless client or Wireless Ethernet Bridge, it cannot be used as an access point at the same time. (Note: As of 1.19 - Wireless Bridge must be set to WPA)
  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Here is an old thread talking about the various modes. Be sure to read through the entire thread.

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