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WDS static ip's

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by beebobby, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. beebobby

    beebobby Network Guru Member

    Im running 2 wrtg54s with Alchemy rc6 in WDS on XP SP2. Runs great, always up, but I'm not using any security. I'm running static ip's throughout with DHCP disabled on both WRT's. My question is ,since DHCP is disabled, would someone still be able to use my bandwidth?
  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Sure !
    Even with encryption and MAC address filtering... but it's a little bit more difficult.
    DHCP server is only a way to give IP addresses not to secure a network...
  3. beebobby

    beebobby Network Guru Member

    I can't seem to get ANY type of encryption to work or even MAC filtering to work without shutting the WDS down. If my routers aren't handing out IP's via DHCP, how would someone use my BW? Could they still access my network. MY subnet and IP range are not default.
  4. antonchefkok

    antonchefkok Network Guru Member

    disable ssid broadcasting. thats a start. now they dont see you its still posible but not that easy.
  5. beebobby

    beebobby Network Guru Member

    Will WDS work with SSID broadcast disabled ?
  6. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Sure !
    Also with WEP encryption and MAC filtering !

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