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Wireless Ethernet Bridge vs. WDS vs. AP for a Media Extender?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by jksmurf, May 20, 2007.

  1. jksmurf

    jksmurf Network Guru Member

    Hi

    Looked through this FAQ but am still confused...

    I have been running two WRT54GS's with Thibor 15c in WDS Mode as follows with my Wired Hauppauge MediaMVP for several years.

    Server PC <=>WRT54GS (WDS+AP Mode) <=Wireless=> WRT54GS (WDS Mode) <=> MediaMVP.

    I understand this is half duplex so you only get 1/2 throughput. A recent demand for bandwith has me looking at other options.

    I understand I COULD do this?

    A. Server PC <=>WRT54GS#1 (AP Mode) <=Wireless=> WRT54GS#2 (Client Mode) <=> MediaMVP.

    OR

    B. Server PC <=>WRT54GS (Wireless Ethernet Bridge) <=Wireless=> WRT54GS (Client Mode) <=> MediaMVP.

    I tried (A) but couldn't access the Router #2 interface wirelessly using the IP address after reboot.
    I tried (B) but couldn't access the Router #2 interface wirelessly using the IP address after reboot.

    So I tried (C) & (D) which both work (wirelessly)

    C. Server PC <=>WRT54GS (Wireless Ethernet Bridge) <=Wireless=> WRT54GS (Wireless Ethernet Bridge) <=>

    MediaMVP.

    D. Server PC <=>WRT54GS (AP) <=Wireless=> WRT54GS (Wireless Ethernet Bridge) <=> MediaMVP.

    Which is the best approach for me to achieve this? No Other clients connect to Router #2, but Router #1 needs to be an AP.

    Should I be able to achieve the ones that do not work (i.e. am I missing a security setting issue - nothing else was changed)?

    Thanks

    Kristian
     

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