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No WDS with HyperWRT 4.70.6 for WRT54GS

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by zaphod, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. zaphod

    zaphod Network Guru Member

    Hi Guys,

    tried out the new HyperWRT 4.70.6 for WRT54GS. Updating my GS from HyperWRT 2.1b1 3.37.6 runs fine.

    But after the update i found out that my WDS-Signal to my other WRT54GS (running alchemy 1.0) was broken. No way to get it back. So i switched back to 3.37.6 and the WDS is up again ;-)

    So if you need WDS don´t update your firmware...


  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    did you reset the router after upgrading?

    ps...do not use a backup from one version of binary to another version.
  3. zaphod

    zaphod Network Guru Member

    hi tox,

    yep did a reset after upgrading, then setting up my values again but no wds... i got a special wds running, one wrt54gs with alchemy and the other one with hyperwrt, and it works..

    but not with the new version...

    but no prob, downgrading back to 3.37.6 and WDS runs fine :)


  4. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    wds works in this version, i am using it right now(and with wpa encryption too)
  5. Pistolero

    Pistolero Network Guru Member


    Whoa! Where can I get this version of HyperWRT?
  6. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    check the homepage :)
  7. zaphod

    zaphod Network Guru Member

    hi The_Real_Thibor,

    have you done something special to get it working? and what firmware you got on the other wireless router?
  8. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i have my Hyperwrt build on both GS routers, nothing special...just the same channel, ssid and encryption, as well as setting wl_wds="remote_endpoint_mac". i've seen reports that afterburner has to be deactivated for wds to work, but in the v4 firmware, if a wds interface is detected, afterburner is turned off itself.
    Get the link working unencrypted first before adding wpa, etc and start from a factory reset.
    frameburst is enabled, but only because it's that way by default. firewall is disabled on non-internet facing router. That's about it, there was nothing difficult about it.
  9. zaphod

    zaphod Network Guru Member


    got it running now with 2 hyperwrt versions. The problem seems to be the alchemy version.

    after upgrading the alchemy to the hyperwrt version wds works...

    but only with wep.. no change to get it working with wpa or wpa2 personal...

    any suggestions?


  10. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    wpa personal or wpa2 personal mixed works, i havent' had success with other wpa modes as yet

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