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How to connect 2 LANs via WLAN?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jencas, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. jencas

    jencas LI Guru Member


    I have a WRT54GL running Tomato 1.13 in a LAN with wired and wireless clients. This router is connected to the internet. I have another LAN which I now want to connect via WLAN to the "main" LAN. A second WRT54GL with Tomato 1.13 is available. Both LANs have How can I do that? What mode should I select? WDS? Wireless Ethernet Bridge? I don't even know what all this stuff means.... Do I have to use a different subnet for the second LAN or is it possible to keep the static IPs in the second LAN?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

  2. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    If you have both wireless clients and want to link the two routers wirelessly you should probably use "Access Point + WDS" option. Then put in the MAC address of the other router in the WDS Link with... fields. You don't need to use a different subnet, but make sure there are no conflicting IP's.
  3. jencas

    jencas LI Guru Member

    O.K. I'll give it a try.... Thank you!
  4. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    In the FAQ on the Tomato's firmware site are the steps you need to do WDS.
  5. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    You will take a pretty big bandwidth hit using WDS, but how you connect it will depend on your needs. Lots of options, you can make a roaming network, use WDS, use it simply as a wireless client (but you will have to change the ip of the other lan if you use wireless client mode).
  6. jencas

    jencas LI Guru Member

    Thanks 4 that 1!!! Now it works!!!! :) :) :) :)

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