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WRT54GS & WRE54G - Is it possible?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by CoBrA2168, May 11, 2006.

  1. CoBrA2168

    CoBrA2168 Network Guru Member

    To clarify my problem, i re-wrote my first post.

    I [was] using WRT54GS with DD-WRT SP1 RC1. I also have a WRE54G range expander on the network.

    When i first installed DD-WRT, my range expander at first worked after a quick reset. But about 1 hour later, it failed to work. Since then, i've probably spent about 6 hours doing everything possible to try and get it to work, but nothing.

    Has anyone gotten this particular range expander to work?

    It is version 1


    Original Post:
    Which version of DD-WRT supports this range expander? Has anyone got it working?

    I got it to work for a while on SP1 RC1 but then it stopped. Im back to the offical firmware (its working)

    Please help.



    Also, this doesnt work on HyperWRT (thibor's version) either.
  2. CoBrA2168

    CoBrA2168 Network Guru Member

    thanks for all the help guys! :cry:
  3. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

  4. CoBrA2168

    CoBrA2168 Network Guru Member

    sorry...i didn't specify.

    I'm using a WRT54GS - my router. It works fine with DD-WRT.

    Now i have a Range Expander called WRE54G - it doesnt work currently with my setup on DD-WRT. Im not trying to install that firmware on my range expander - im just saying that with DD-WRT on my router, it doesn't connect correctly to my range expander.l

    I was wondering if anyone got it working.

    btw, im using v1
  5. ccbadd

    ccbadd Network Guru Member

    Have you tried enabling "Lazy WDS" on the WDS page of your WRT?
  6. CoBrA2168

    CoBrA2168 Network Guru Member

    Hmm, i never thought of that.

    But i thought WDS only worked with the WRT54GS router?
  7. dbcch

    dbcch LI Guru Member

    yes, it works fine for me

    I have this same setup. It works great for me. The WRE54G uses Lazy WDS, so you need to enable that in the GS. However, I recommend entering it's (the WRE54G) MAC address into one of the WDS node fields on the GS and choosing 'Lan' type, even though it probably isn't necessary.

    I've tried and tested this exact setup and it does great.

    WPA encryption ought to do fine, but I used WEP. For your initial tests, it's best to use no encryption.

    I should note also, off topic, that even the newer linksys firmware for the G and GS (even v5 of both) supports lazy WDS so that these devices will work with the WRE54G. This capability isn't exposed to the user though and is 'always on'.
  8. CoBrA2168

    CoBrA2168 Network Guru Member

    wow thanks for the reply....so i only have to enable lazy wds OR enter Mac address of WRE54G on the GS?

    That would be great if it worked that way...

    So what devices will WDS support? Just WRT54G, WRT54GS, and the WRE54G (range expander)???

    Thanks again dude

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