is repeater mode in wishlist ?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by qubo, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. qubo

    qubo Addicted to LI Member

    HI. I see that wrt-dd has a mode repeater. that can get signal from ap but at same time can resend the signal wireless.

    does tomato is working on something similar ?
    cuz client mode only get signal and passthru the ethernet slots but not wirelessly
     
  2. xjulzkx

    xjulzkx Addicted to LI Member

    Well, the tomato Firmware has WDS..

    http://www.polarcloud.com/tomatofaq#how_do_i_use_wds

    And by doing this, your wireless devices will only detect one AP. It extends range and will connect to the closest Router with the strongest signal. DD-WRT's version of a Wireless Repeater via a vlan is a good idea, but the pass-thru of wireless routers without mimo support can be very sugglish with sending/receiving DNS and communicating to a DHCP server.

    I use Tomato's WDS myself on my routers. My main AP would give me about 2/3 Bar's of reception to the back rooms. since I setup another router back there that is set to WDS and linked back to the Main router, I now get a full and perfect signal in the back rooms.
     
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