same wireless with 3APs

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by peyton, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. peyton

    peyton Network Guru Member

    Hi there,
    I want to add 1 or 2 AP to my current and as they are all wirely connected i don't want to use WDS but at the same time i don't want to waste 3 channel for the same wireless connection.

    Is there any ways to share the same wifi connection between 3 wired APs with Tomato ?

    Thanks a lot
  2. ladysman

    ladysman Network Guru Member

  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    peyton, can u explain what you want to do a little more? Is it just to add AP's (wired) to your existing router??
  4. ladysman

    ladysman Network Guru Member

    yeah, I wasn't a 100% sure either Toastman.

    More of an explanation will for sure help us help you. :)
  5. peyton

    peyton Network Guru Member

    Sorry for my English.. I'm French you know.. :)

    I guess Toastman answered my question in ladysman's url.

    In a 3 floors building, with 1 modem at the ground floor, i want to share the connection with all students there. So i decide to put one WRT54GL in my room (second floor, left side) and a RT-N16 at the 1st (right side).
    Near the windows it might be enough.

    I don't want to put different SSID and passphrase but as i read the previous link, i saw it as to be as easy as pie. I have to put the 2nd in AP mode with the same SSID and the same passphrase.
    If my 1st is can i put for the Asus and set my DHCP start from for instance ? (i'll change them after, i want to use the powerful CPU of the Asus to manage QoS, BW limitation, and so instead of the Linksys..).

    Wasn't aware it'll fit correctly.

    Thanks you both !
  6. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I think you've got it :wink: Your idea seems pretty neat. I am waiting for someone here to sell me an RT-N16 ! I've located some in a warehouse but the staff don't seem to want to actually sell them :mad:

    I start DHCP issue at 192.168.x.100 so I can see at a glance how many IP's are in my static list.

    Bon matin!
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