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wrt54gl + wrt54gl

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by solidd, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. solidd

    solidd Addicted to LI Member

    Hello!

    First of all sorry for my english but i'm portuguese.

    I have two wrt with tomato and i want to repeat the signal but i'm having some problems.

    Router1(internet)
    Wireless
    Wireless Mode = Access Point + WDS
    SSID = samessid
    Channel = 3
    Security = WPA Personal
    Encryption = AES
    Shared Key = samesharedkey
    WDS = Link With
    MAC Address = 00:22:22:22:22:22 (the *wireless* MAC of the 2nd router)

    Router2
    WAN
    Type = Disabled

    LAN
    IP Address = 192.168.1.2
    Default Gateway = 192.168.1.1
    Static DNS = 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server = Disabled

    Wireless
    Wireless Mode = Access Point + WDS
    SSID = samessid
    Channel = 3
    Security = WPA Personal
    Encryption = AES
    Shared Key = samesharedkey
    WDS = Link With
    MAC Address = 00:11:11:11:11:11 (the *wireless* MAC of the 1st router)

    Still, not working...Can some one give me a help on this please?

    Regards
    Solidd
     
  2. nobugme

    nobugme Network Guru Registered

    With WDS, I believe you need to have two different channels - say 3 and 11
     
  3. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    No! WDS nodes need to be on the same channel.
     
  4. Rob650

    Rob650 Addicted to LI Member

    Maybe there's interference - stick to channels 1, 6, or 11. If you connect a computer with a cable to the second WRT can get get on the internet?
     
  5. solidd

    solidd Addicted to LI Member

    No, I never had internet with the 2nd router, but both routers detect themselves.
     
  6. nobugme

    nobugme Network Guru Registered

    Thanks for clarifying - sorry about the bad information.
     
  7. Deimdos

    Deimdos Network Guru Member

    Try putting 2nd router in WDS mode only
     
  8. houman

    houman LI Guru Member

  9. crashnburn

    crashnburn LI Guru Member

    Interesting. I am wondering if this will help my issue.
     
  10. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Your setup looks fine, but you don't mention the IP of Router1 - assuming it's 192.168.1.1.

    Check that you have the MACs of the respective routers on the "other" router's allow list, if used.

    If not already tried, put the 2 routers in the same room so you don't have signal issues, and then sort out. If you now place the routers in their "real" places, and have issues, change channels (both routers still on same channel), try orienting antennas a bit differently, etc.
     
  11. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    Seconding deimdos. You should have only one Access Point.
     
  12. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    @deimdos & fyellin:

    I'm trying to understand why you guys are suggesting that the OP put the 2nd router in WDS mode only. The OP stated that he wants to "repeat the signal", and I take this as the "wireless signal".

    If you have this:

    inet---wire---WDS+AP1- - -wireless- - -WDS2

    what is the point? I.e. wireless clients can only connect to WDS+AP1, but not to WDS2, so he might as well not have WDS2?

    The whole point of having this:

    inet---wire---WDS+AP1- - -wireless- - -WDS+AP2

    is that wireless clients can connect (seamlessly) to either 1 or 2 and have access to the internet.

    Am I misunderstanding??
     
  13. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    I'm wrong is the problem. I tried to delete the message moments after I sent it, but ran into some problems doing so, and it stayed around, waiting to confuse others.

    This is the reason that I started the new thread about the difference between the various ways of setting up two routers. I didn't want others to be confused in the same way that I had been.
     

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