Tomato router as wirelesscard ? (lack of better wording )

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by nickhe, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. nickhe

    nickhe Network Newbie Member

    Hi! So i bought this Tenda N6 to use as a wificard per say ,unfortunatly I cant get it working as I want to.

    So my idea was to use the tenda N6 router as a extender too pick up the wifisignal from my other router and then pass the network on via cable to the different connected devices such as PS3 and Desktop.

    So anyone got an idea how I can do that ?
  2. mvsgeek

    mvsgeek LI Guru Member

    You can set up the Tenda as either a wireless ethernet bridge to your main router, or as a WDS+AP. If you only have wired devices connected to it, then WET is probably the best bet. If you want to use the Tenda as a wireless AP in addition to the wired devices, use the WDS+AP option.

    However, since you didn't specify which firmware you're running, I don't know which options are available to you. I'm running a similar setup between 2 Asus RT-N12's using Toastman F/W (see my sig for details). It works equally well with WET or WDS+AP.
  3. nickhe

    nickhe Network Newbie Member

    Im running the latest Shibby 119 :) The option i have are the AP+WDS , WDS and Wireless ethernet bridge and client . Curerntly I had it on AP+WDS and added the mac adress which it should link it with (wireless works it seems ),but still no luck getting it output enthernet via cable :(
  4. s44

    s44 Networkin' Nut Member

    Put it into bridge mode. Use the LAN inputs only (or tick the "use WAN as LAN" button that appears when you specify bridge mode). Make sure all the password/security stuff works.
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