Difference between AP Client mode and WET mode

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by cgondo, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. cgondo

    cgondo Network Guru Member

    What is the difference between the two mode of bridges?

    I am using Tofu's v9. I noticed there are quite a handful of options. Even WDS and WDS-AP. I believe WDS-AP allows wireless client association while WDS does not.

    What about WET and Client mode?
  2. chris-at

    chris-at Network Guru Member

    With WET you have a real flat bridge (wireless ethernet transport).
    The WRT simply acts as a dumb layer2-bridge and the clients behind it's LAN-port have to be in the same subnet as the main-router (if you use DHCP, they get their adress from the main-router).
    If you use client-mode then you have your own subnet behind the router (like you were connected to the internet) and the only device which is associated with your main-router is the WRT.
  3. ViperGX

    ViperGX Network Guru Member

    I have tofu11 on WRT54GL .. and WET work fine but STA no :( .. how should i set STA up ?
  4. ciper

    ciper Network Guru Member

    Why would you want STA? Using it means going through two layers of NAT which can cause all sorts of strange issues.
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