Everyone and anyone- I am at wits end of trying to set up WDS and wanted to know if anyone can give some insight. I am pretty adept at computers (building, fixing, etc) but only so so at networking. If anyone could be of asistance it would be greaty appreciated. I have research several websites (tom's networking, wifi planet, and so forth) and followed all diagrams but cannot get my WES up and running. So here is the situation: 1. I just moved to a large farm where my friend has Hughes Satellite for internet (he currently has the D7000 modem which moves quite fast all things considered). He also has his internet conenction going into a Linksys wireless router(WRT54GS with Speed Booster). 2. Currently, when I walk out onto my deck my Dell True Mobiel immeidatly picks up my friends router but at a weak signal. I figured if I could get a signal so far away with just my laptop then I should be able to set up a WDS with a few mods. 3. I have proceeded to take my old WRT54GL v1.1 and update it with Tarifa's new firmware update to allow me to covert my router with the ability of WDS/brdiging capabilities. 4. Next, I realized that I would probably need a stronger antennas than I currently have so I picked up the original cantenna off etherdesigns.com to connect into my Linksys router. Now, here is my problem. I have followed the instructions of Tarifa's manual in setting up a WDS where it states that only connection settings needed are on my end and not my friend's router. Yet I am getting no luck. I then researched Tom's Network forums where it states that the MAC address of each router to be connected needs to be placed in the opposite router respectively. ( I have not tried this as of yet...as I need to wait til lmy friend gets home) Can someone give me any insight as to what I am doing wrong? My goal is for me to be able to leech off his internet connection (which he has graciously allowed) and also have my TIVO set up for networking capabilites). Any help would be VERY much appreciated.