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WRT54G Bridging question.

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by zend, May 10, 2005.

  1. zend

    zend Network Guru Member

    I am thinking of implementing the WDS between mine and my neighbors WRT54G's, however there is one small problem, at the moment I dont need wireless client connectivity. My neighbor has a tablet PC and needs wireless connectivity.

    It's like this:


    wireless client - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -WRT54G - - - - - - -wireless link- - - - - - WRT54G

    Is this not possible? Are there any other solutions to this problem, I hear that once an ap is in bridging mode, clients cannot connect.
    One more question, I heard you have to have them on the same channel.........why in the world would you do that? Wouldnt they interfere all over with each other?
     
  2. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    In order to connect a wireless client to a 'remote' WRT54G, the remote has to be a repeater, not a bridge (client). WDS mode (repeater) is what you are looking for.

    Very simple to setup and maintain
     
  3. zend

    zend Network Guru Member

    Ok, I didnt know that it was the repeater mode it had and not bridge.
    So to make this work.........i set MY access point as a repeater, and leave the other router alone or what? And what about the channels?
     
  4. zend

    zend Network Guru Member

    Ok, I set up my router with hyperwrt, and the wds point to his mac address, he is still running the stock linksys firmware.

    It worked for about half an hour, then it cutoff, and his AP disappeared. I rebooted my AP, but since i dont have physical access to his AP i couldnt do anything, about an hour later his came back up, i quickly got into his router and disabled wep, thinking it might help it run better......so now its been running about another half hour.

    BTW, I am using the version 2 firmware, is the 2.1 beta stable? Is it worth upgrading to?
     

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