I want to establish a WDS-based network using up to 4 routers over a distance of 2000 meters (a rowing race course). I have previously set up a WDS successfully but I've got some questions that are specific to this scenarion. I've got a couple of 23dBi parabolic antennas that easily link the two ends. The master router (A) is at one end and with a slave (B) at the far end. Because of issues about the stability of the platforms I have to put both parabolics on solid structures (not floating) so they can keep their connection. I am using a third router (C) to connect to router B. Users will connect to the network through router C out on the water. The connection between routers B and C is using omin-directional antennas. This overcomes my issue of the instability of the platform that router C is on ( I don't have to worry about a narrow beamwidth losing the connection). So now the questions: The WRT54GL has dual antennas. I understand that these routers only use one antenna at a time and an internal switch. Routers A and B have directional antennas connected on one of each of their connectors. Router A will have one of the stock omnis to enable clients to connect on the other antenna connector. Router B will have the same configuration. Router C will simply have two omnis . Can Router B remain connected to the network if it is receiving signals only through the small omni. It seems to me that it would lose contact with Router A due to Router B choosing to use the omni that would be talking to Router C. I keep trying to find some information atbout "association" as I wonder if router B would "lose" it's association with Router A while it was talking to Router C as the same antenna supporting the B-C connection most certainly won't see reach router A.