:biggrin: Hello... I think I'm trying to setup WDS... but take it easy as this is the first time even hearing those three letters put together. Now I'm not 100% green and I do know my way around some more advanced settings... but I'm no network wizard... so here we go... What I'm trying to do and the hardware I have: 1x WRT54GS v1.0 (with 4.71.1 firmware) 1x WRT54GS v7.0 (with 7.50.0 firmware) I have the v1 setup as my main router for my network... I'm using it for wired PCs and a few wireless things (printer, Laptop, Nintendo Wii). I just built a WinMCE PC that's over by the TV. What I want to do is plug that PC in with a network cable to the new v7 router and have that router wirelessly access the net through the v1 router that's connected to the internet. From my reading I think this is called WDS. You might ask, "Why not just buy a PCI wireless card for the Media Center PC?". Well... I did... there's some huge compatibility problem with it and PCI Wifi cards (probably motherboard related)... I've tried to get that working for over a week with no luck so it's simply not an option. ((yes I even called Linksys's outsourced tech help I got so desperate!)). Also, I'd prefer to stick with a "full router" and not simply buy an "access point". I did read this guide and found it confusing: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=47118 I also found this and still didn't find enough info for this greenbean to figure out: http://rgbdream.com/?p=44 I'd prefer not to use 3rd party firmware and by the looks of it maybe I don't have to anymore?... but I'm willing to go that route (hehe) if needed. Oh.. and to make things harder (probably)... I want to use WAP TKIP as that's the best some of my hardware supports currently. Thanks for any help and I'm will to answer any questions, TK.