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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..


    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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