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what is wds0 on device list

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tx4200, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. tx4200

    tx4200 Reformed Router Member

    I got tomato on WRT54G. This device keeps showing up intermittently on the device list: wds0.49156

    What is that? The Wireless Mode is set to "Access Point" only, not "Access Point + WDS".

    Thanks
     
  2. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

  3. tx4200

    tx4200 Reformed Router Member

  4. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    Do you have "Wireless Mode => Access point+WDS" under wireless or Access point ?
     
  5. tx4200

    tx4200 Reformed Router Member

    The Wireless Mode is set to "Access Point"
     
  6. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    Then i really don't know. Try to reboot and se if it still there then.
    I don't use WDS so it's hard to say whats wrong.
     
  7. mvsgeek

    mvsgeek Addicted to LI Member

    Questions...

    1. What release of Tomato - Toastman/Shibby/Victek/Other?
    2. When you see this in Device List, what (if anything) is in the RSSI, Quality, and TX/RX columns?
    3. Does the MAC address of wds0.49156 show up in a Wireless Site Survey?
    4. Do you have any residual wds-related nvram variables left over from a prior firmware release?
     
  8. tx4200

    tx4200 Reformed Router Member

    1. Tomato Firmware v1.28.1816
    Copyright (C) 2006-2010 Jonathan Zarate
    http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato/

    Built on Sun, 27 Jun 2010 20:10:52 -0700

    2. RSSI = -70 or lower, Quality = 19 or lower

    3. MAC address 001310
    Company Cisco-Linksys, LLC

    4. I upgraded from the factory Linksys firmware, never used WDS before
     
  9. mvsgeek

    mvsgeek Addicted to LI Member

    Re 3: Is that the MAC address of your router? If so, that's not what I meant. Your router should not show up in a Wireless Survey. What I'm looking for is a different MAC address that's broadcasting a signal which your router is picking up.

    Try this : telnet or SSH to your router, and see if this returns anything :

    nvram find 49156

    Even if it doesn't, I'd flash with a more recent version of a Tomato variant (Toastman is my personal preference, YMMV), making sure that you perform a thorough nvram erase.
     
  10. tx4200

    tx4200 Reformed Router Member

    Not my Mac. Actually I figured out that it is one of the neighbors Mac. It is strange that it shows as a wds device when I do not even have wds enabled.

    I like simplicity of the original tomato, but will upgrade to newer versions if that is the only way to get a stable build without problems....
     

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