WRT54GSv4 will not connect to WDS network.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by rbngan, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. rbngan

    rbngan LI Guru Member

    I have a WRT54GSv4 trying to connect wireless to a WDS network made up of WRT54Gv3 and v2. I'm not sure If i have the setting correct. I change the WRT54GS ip to 192.168.1.4. Any other changes. Will this connect?
     
  2. rbngan

    rbngan LI Guru Member

    BTW. The v4 is stock firmware. Can it act as a wireless acess point with the stock firmware or do I need to change it to HyperWRT Thibor 15c tojoin the WDS network? Can I have 3 or more WRT54's on the same WDS?
     
  3. rbngan

    rbngan LI Guru Member

    Ok, I'm wake now. I forgot to set the security settings the same on the v4. Once I did this it acted as a wireless access point with the stock firmware.
     
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    you can have quite a few WRT's on a single WDS network, i think my dd-wrt screen gives me the option of like 10 or so.
     
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Forgive the stupidity rbngan, but please clarify for me: You got a V4, with stock firmware, to be a node in a WDS network? I.e. to act as a repeater? If so, how did you manage that, as there is no space to do the MAC address thing in stock firmware?
    Or do I have to wake up...
     
  6. rbngan

    rbngan LI Guru Member

    No, HennieM, you are correct, I'm not using the V4 as a repeater, but an access point for an Apple Computer and wireless access point for a laptop.

    I don't know if I should have or if it makes any difference but I did enter the Mac address of the V4 (stock firmware) into the closest node WDS router (Thibor 15c firmware) that it is connecting to.

    Satellite Modem---WDS-A[Thibor15c]))) 200ft (((WDS-B[Thibor15c]))) 250ft (((WRTv4[stock])))---Apple and used to connect (((laptop.

    Does that make it clear?
     
  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    It certainly does! Thanks. So the V4 connects to WDS-B via wireless? If so, what's the setup on the V4?
     
  8. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    No, sorry - that was your original question.. duh
     
  9. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Maybe it's my noobness, but rbngan, it seems you found a feature that I did not know about. It seems the GL, which is a V4 I understand, has the equivalent of Lazy WDS enabled in the stock firmware (mine is 4.30.7). It will function as a WDS end node, i.e. get connection from a WDS system, and then function as AP, when it does NOT find a wired connection. I also found that enabling Lazy WDS in the WDS router that the GL talks to, makes the --wired--WDS--wireless--GL happen a bit quicker than specifying the GL's MAC address in the WDS router. I guess when both WDS router and the GL are lazy they can be lazy together ;-)
     
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