I posted this to the Sveasoft Alchemy forum yesterday, but have not yet gotten any response, so I wanted to try this forum as well. Sveasoft forum post: I am running 2 WRT54GSv1.0 routers. I have been running WDS using WEP 128bit flawlessly for several months. I have done the (weak) security task of disabling SSID broadcast. I would like to move up to WPA to increase the security on my wireless paths both Station to AP and the WDS links. I have not been able to make WPA AES WDS work together. Previously I was running Satori using the WEP, but updated to Alchemy Public V1.0 release to enable WPA PSK. WDS was configured through the browser GUI and works fine, so I think the WDS config is correct. Through the GUI I setup WPA PSK security and my laptop connects just fine to the AP, but the WDS links don't seem to connect. Another thread on this forum suggests setting the NVRAM var wl0_wds0=00:01:02:03:04:05,auto,aes,psk,SSID,TopSecretPassPhrase I did this on both routers via a ssh session and power cycled the router, but the WDS links still do not seem to come up. What am I doing wrong? Is there a step by step somewhere that tells how to configure WPA PSK AES WDS? I have gone back to WEP for now, but really want to get the added security of AES encryption on my wireless links both Station -> AP and WDS AP -> AP. Maybe related, maybe not, I have noticed that since going back to WEP I am having a problem with the client station losing it's connection periodically to the AP. This NEVER happen before I moved to Alchemy and started trying to enable WPA. What causes this behavior? Thanks to anyone who can help.