WDS Woes =)

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Chade, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Chade

    Chade Network Guru Member

    Hi guys,
    I have been lurking through these forums all morning searching for some explinations to why my WDS would not be working and I have a couple of questions about WDS in general too.

    So basically the situation is this, I have followed the instructions from Celeron completely. I have a WRT54g v2 and a v2.2. The MAC addresses I am using are the ones off the Router Status page (not from the bottom of the unit like some have suggested) The commands when typed in Telnet prompt do not throw any errors whatsoever which indicates no syntax errors. The same commands are in my Startup commands for the router, and yes the mac address for A is in the B startup and vice versa.

    To erradicate the possibilites of security issues, I disabled WEP on both routers and they are all on the same wireless channel and everything that should be set is.

    I am unable to ping Router B when connected to A through wireless. Then to access router B I use a network cable and disable wireless and attempt to ping router A from B, still no joy.

    When the routers are set in WDS mode should pinging be possible? Or will I only be able to ping items connected to the router. If that is the case, from router B I should be able to ping www.google.com or something as Router A is set to connect to the net through a third router on the net.

    They are both simply access points on this network and I have had it working with 1 router for quite some time, but I need a wireless bridge now to jump 25 meters across the road, but thats in the future. At the moment signal strength is no problem.

    Another question is, will having SSID broadcast set make any difference?

    Well thats all I got for now, I'm not a n00b to networking, just to WDS =D

  2. sewy

    sewy Network Guru Member

    Hi there, use the MAC's from the status>wireless page :)
  3. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member


    To use a WDS bridge, you must :

    1. put the Wireless MAC adresse of one into the other one
    2. have the same channel on both
    3. have 2 different SSID (that works with only one but from your PC you can choice the right connection in this case)

    Note : SSID broadcast disabled or WEP encryption works fine
  4. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    No reason to have 2 SSID's - I use the same one on both my 54G's - no problem, the clients associate with either one and roam freely
  5. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Sorry guys, I repeat again !
    The main advantage to use 2 SSID is to be sure to be connected to the right machine or more exactly the machine you want to be connected to...
  6. Chade

    Chade Network Guru Member

    Please, all take turns at kicking me in the ass

    So, the MAC address I was using was off the status page, not the wireless status page. OMG =D

    I have WEP enabled now, and yes it does work with seperate SSID's but I chose to use the 1 SSID for both now that it is working.

    Thank you all for your replies and again I invite you to flame me and what not =P

    So points go to Sewy for picking up my dumb ass mistake.

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