2 WRT54GS using WDS?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by frolic, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. frolic

    frolic Network Guru Member

    I am looking for a setup that will allow me to connect a cablemodem on one floor to my home office on another floor.
    Like the setup below

    Apple Airport Express
    WRT54GS <---- WDS ----> WRT54GS <---->Cable modem
             |                                       |
       LAN (2 comp)              LAN (1 comp)
    I don't own 2 WRT54GS yet so I guess it will be the v4 router that is available here in Sweden. I have searched the Linksys web for informaiton about WDS support but came up with nothing. It's only mentioned in the release notes for the latest firmware for v4 router.
    Does this setup makes sence or should I go for somthing else?

  2. scpatlga

    scpatlga Guest

    I have 2 WRT54GS v1.1 and 2.0 working w/ WDS. I am using the new HyperWRT firmware and there is detailed intsructions posted in that forum. Thats how I figured out how to do it
  3. frolic

    frolic Network Guru Member

    Thanks, I'll look into that. I got a response from Linksys support stating that there is no official support for WDS on the GS router and my proposed setup should not work..

  4. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    that's correct, but u have many options of third party firmware that will do the job equally well. DD-WRT does it.
  5. Goknicks

    Goknicks Network Guru Member

    I just configured my 2 routers (wrt54gs v2.1 - host and wrt54g v4 as birdge/repeater). You have to use dd-wrt v23. I use dd-wrt v23 beta 2 mini for the wrt54g v4 and dd-wrt v23 standard for my wrt54gs v3. It works great.

    To configure you can follow the setup configuration at:

    Since I just got it working, I haven't tried using WPA, yet. However, using WEP it works great....
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