Difference between Mode Gateway/Router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jnappert, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. jnappert

    jnappert LI Guru Member

    Hello! I am running 7 WRT54Gs in an WDS System. The Router with the WAN Connection is running in Gateway Mode, the rest as "Router". (Settings under Advanced/Routing). I enabled Spanning Tree Protocol as well as RIP 1/2 with "LAN" Settings. Is this correct and what is the difference between the settings?

    Is it neccessary to enable RIP AND Spanning Tree Protocol? And if i run this config, is it neccessary to put my "Access Restricition" in every router or only the Gateway? The same question for my QOS Settings.....

    Thanks in advance.
    Greets J.N.
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Not sure on Tomato, but most firmware have this:
    gateway = router with NAT
    router = router, no NAT

    Your setup therefore seems OK. However, on your non-WAN WRTs, you might as well turn off the WAN, as they are just APs (with WDS), assuming you have no WAN port connections on those other WRTs. The router/gateway settings only start playing a role once you have something plugged in a WRT's WAN/internet port.

    QoS also probably only plays a role on the WAN connected router. However, if your WDS system start getting loaded with traffic, QoS on the other WRTs should come into play.
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