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QoS/Bandwidth Management over WDS link?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by notapreppie, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. notapreppie

    notapreppie Guest

    I'm looking at replacing some aging (read:dying) Wi-Lan Hopper Plus 120-24 (12Mbit, 2.4Ghz spectrum) equipment and was looking at the WRT54G. The equipment would be serving in point-to-point link between a main office and a satellite office rought 1 block away. We have yagi antennas mounted on 50'+ towers for LOS.

    On a seperate project, admin of the agency decided that the crude VOIP system (two Toshiba phone switches. The switch in the main building feeds service to the switch in the satellite office over IP) that a local sales company pitched would be a GoodIdea(tm). They've been beating their heads against it for 5 months now and can't seem to resolve the popping, distortion, clipping and dropped calls (with SDSL or our wireless link). Since they haven't really consulted me, I've kept my nose out of it until now when I need to start looking at an upgrade anyway.

    I'd like to be able to step in and "kill two birds with one stone" using two WRT54Gs and a 3rd party firmware. I'd like to set up a point-to-point link between the buildings and give the voice traffic ulta-mega-super-happy priority.

    Minor caveat...
    Currently, the two physical networks are on the same logical IP subnet and I'd like to keep it that way if possible. However, if I'm reading some of the posts correctly, it sounds like I'd have to set up the satellite office on a different logical subnet and route the traffic, possibly even with NAT/PAT. NAT/PAT would be a deal-breaker for me.

    Anyone have any ideas here?

    Late message brain fart:
    What about pointing the two "internet" interfaces at each network and have the wireless interfaces talk. Then I could probably set up some static routes between the two...

    Ugh, brain beginning to hurt.

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