WRT54GS routing problem

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by arian40, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. arian40

    arian40 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi all.

    I have a WRT54GS which I have bridged wirelessly with my other router.
    I made both router to be in the same network
    (R1 = - R2

    and it worked fine both routers connected but i read a few forums and from the experiance I had it was running slow and apparently if you put them on diffrent network and route them together it would work faster.

    so what i did was

    (R1 = - R2 =

    abviously they stopped communicating and Router(2) ? (I think) needed a route command but I do not know what the Destination and gateways and interfaces will be.

    Could some one please help me??

    I have also did a quick mockup of my network if it makes life easier.

    Thank you


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  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    There is no performance penalty if they are on the same network.

  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    With your R2 being in WET (Wireless Ethernet Bridge) mode, you cannot have the two routers on different subnets/networks. R2 must talk directly to R1, so R2 must have at least one interface on the same subnet as R1. But....., R2 only has ONE interface (as you bridged the wireless and wired interfaces of R2 together), so that interface must be on the same subnet as R1.

    As Rhester mentioned, there's no performance penalty from being on the same subnet. In fact, if it was possible to put the two routers on different subnets, you would get better speed when they were on the same subnet as there's no routing overhead.

    With routing, some highish level software must determine the route a packet takes, and that decision is then passed down to hardware and low level software, i.e. 2 steps. With switching (the interface between R1 and R2 is just like two wired switches being wired together), there's no routing software involved, only the low level (fast) stuff.
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