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WDS with subnets

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by hellstrom, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. hellstrom

    hellstrom Network Guru Member

    I have a wds network with six WRT54G.

    Right now all six clients are using the same 192.168.1.x subnet and so, all of the clients can see each other.

    Since the clients are different households it would be nice if they could be on differnet subnets, not being able to see each other.

    In the different firmwares there seem to be the possability to specify a differnet subnet for the WDS connection, but when checking various tutorials it seems no one recommends this.

    Can someone give me a hint on how to set the subnets up, or tell me why I should not do this.

    Thanks for any help!

  2. 4EverGreen

    4EverGreen Network Guru Member

    I'm not understanding your question ....

    If you don't want the WRT's clients to see each other then why do setup WDS in the WRTs first place ?

    Also, you can always make a search about 'AP isolation' ...
  3. hellstrom

    hellstrom Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your reply.

    This is what I have today:

    Each household client is able to connect to their local AP through wire or wireless. The internet connection is however handled by a central AP (spider in the net) which is connected by DSL. The WDS handles the connection from the household AP to the central (internet) AP. The central AP also act DHCP sever for all clients in all the households.

    This is how my net works today. But I would like the clients of the households not to see each other for two reasons.

    1. I dont want the neigbours to find each others vacation pictures.
    2. I have a feeling that the overhead traffic in the net will decrease due to less broadcast messages.

    So my idea was to create WDS subnets to realize this.

    Hope this makes it clearer.



    (radio guru, but unfortenately no network guru)

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