Hi there - first off I apologize in advance for what is to probably be a long question! Anyhow I am trying to help my parents get a better signal in their house, which is a 4000 sq ft ranch style home. Currently they just have one (or should I say had) WRT54GL with stock firmware, unfortunately located at the far end of the house. On the other side of their house, and on the back deck, they get terrible reception. This weekend, I got them a 2nd GL v1.1, and flashed both to Tomato 1.28. I set them up according to the guide found here, however I can't seem to get it working correctly. I am not sure if WDS is the best choice or not, and then if it is, what I did wrong in setting it up. First, for their setup, both locations where the access points will go are hard wired with Cat6. Router 1, which is the primary router connected to the cable modem, has a gigabit switch connected to it, and the computer in that office is connected to that switch, which then goes to the main gigabit switch in the basement. Basically the goal is to have everything with a gigabit backbone for file transfers between all the pc's, and then have the wireless routers mainly for laptops/tablets to have internet access (not concerned about transferring files - so speed is not a primary concern on wifi, just signal strength). The main thing I would like is for them to have one SSID and security key, so they don't manually have to select a network with the strongest signal. So I set the main router with static IP 192.168.1.1, left all the other stuff at default, up until the wireless section where I set the mode to Access Point + WDS, set the SSID, channel, security, and set the Link With to the wireless MAC of the secondary router. On the secondary router, configured eveyrthing the exact same, except the IP is 192.168.1.2, and then disabled DHCP on that one, and of course set the Link With to the wireless MAC of the primary router. At this point I should also mention their is a 5 port gigabit switch at location 2, so there is nothing physically connected to Router 2 other than the gigabit switch. The computer in that location is connected to the 5 port switch. I then rebooted the cable modem and and the primary router, and tested to make sure everything was working, which it was. I then plugged in the secondary router, and everything appeared to be working, however when I walked around with the laptop I think it got on the 2nd router's wifi connection, it was 'connected' but had no internet access. As soon as I unplugged that router, and then rebooted the laptop, everything was working fine again. So I guess my real question is, is the Access Point + WDS on both routers the best option for what we are trying to accomplish? I am by no means a networking expert, so really don't know if what I am doing is correct. Just searching through all kinds of forums, I gathered this is was the best choice. From what I read, WDS cuts your bandwidth in half - which from 54mb/s is not that much of a concern if the internet is only 12mbs. Thanks in advance!