Help me to connect 7(seven) WRT54GL with WDS

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by lucky11, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. lucky11

    lucky11 Guest

    Can anybody help!
    Need WDS configuration for WRT54GL with DD-WRT v23 final firmware!
    This is my topology:

    \/ \|/ \|/ \|/
    Internet -> 1 -> 2 -> 3 -> 4 --
    5 -> 6 -> 7--
    /|\ /|\ /|\

    I have omni-directional antenna added to each one and i want to connect wireless clients to each them. Something like wireless cover over town.

    I have some config's but the signal is too low and often there is no connection between them.
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    Don't connect all the wrts together with WDS. Connect them in a chain with the closest ones.

    I assume Your layout is meant to look like this:

    IE WRT1 WDS to 2 and 5
    WRT2 WDS to 1 and 3

    Also boost the power output of each one to 60+.
    If you are still having trouble maintaining a signal that maybe move the routers closes together or get higher power antennas.
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    You need to rethink that architecture.

    7 units all running on the same frequency using omnis.

    You see the potential for self-interference problems here?

    Also, do your diagrams in a drawing program and post a picture. Those attempts at ASCII diagrams make no sense.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    also adding a WDS unit decreases your wirless bandwidth by half each time. since 54g is approx 22Mbps, you wont have much bandwith adding 7 units together.
  5. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    WDS, what can be done.

    WDS can be used in a star-setup, each WDS-bridge should be in reach of the gateway.

    A router can only transmit when the radio-channel is clear. For this a cts/rts protocol is used.
    Before an AP transmits an CTS-signal is send. This does every router thats hears this signal to stop sending.
    If you make a wds-chain, the last router will not hear the CTS from the first router, signals can now mix up.

    Multiply AP's are used in a WDS-setup, signals needs to be retransmitted this gives an amount of delay and speed loss.

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