Combine Thibor15c and Linksys firmware in WDS network?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by jasonumd, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. jasonumd

    jasonumd LI Guru Member


    I have an existing WRT54G v4 router. I'd like to create a WDS system. All the router versions I can see for purchase now are >= v5. Can I use the v5 router w/ stock Linksys firmware as my base station and my v4 router using Thibor15c firmware as my repeater?

  2. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure if the Linksys stock firmware supports WDS, but an alternative is to purchase a WRT54GL (equivalent to WRT54G v4). I just got one myself from for $35 after rebate and google checkout.

    Then you are free to use any third-party firmware you want.
  3. BanditRider

    BanditRider Network Guru Member

    And there is the WRTSL54GS
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    The Linksys frmware on at least the V5.1 WRT54GS supports lazy WDS. Better to go for the GL or SL as suggested.

    For info: In WDS, there is no base station and repeater. All nodes are just WDS nodes.
  5. jasonumd

    jasonumd LI Guru Member


    Thanks for all of the information. I was looking and looking for a version <=4 for the WRT54G and was completely unaware of the WRT54GL. I ordered it on Friday from (getting $20 off for using a Google Checkout account :)

    Thanks again!
  6. DEADI

    DEADI Network Guru Member

    I'm in the same predicament

    My daughter wants to share the connection from across the street (her inlaws). The signal is too low to work at her house, even with a "cantinna" on her wireless network card. Across the street is a WRT54G v5 with stock firmware. I have a WRT54G v3 which I could let her use as a WDS.

    So will it (WRT54G v3 with Thibor15c) work as WDS with a WRT54G v5 with stock firmware. I really don't want to redo her inlaws network.
  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    @DEADI: Your v3 should be able to link to the v5 across the street. Set up the v3 for forced (not lazy) WDS with the v5's MAC address and all, but be sure to match the exact security of the v5. Best to try it out in the same room when setting up, so you don't have to deal with weak signals, etc.
  8. DEADI

    DEADI Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the advice. I'll shall give it a try.
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