Is there a way to go NonTomatoAP-> Tomato "client" + repeater?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by luckman212, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. luckman212

    luckman212 LI Guru Member

    I have a client who is doing a small construction job in someone's residence. They got the client's permission to use their wireless/cable modem setup during the job, but the guy doesn't have a Linksys/tomato router. Just a generic D-link something or-other. The signal isnt strong enough to reach upstairs where the construction is happening so I was wanting to put some Tomato units in to act as repeaters.

    What I want to know is, can I set them up in "client" or client bridge mode somehow to just act as a normal client to the existing accesspoint (of course yes I have the SSID and wireless password). And extra credit, can I set up a 2nd tomato that is bridged to the 1st one ... to spread the signal farther... ?

    so it would be:

    D-Link (original AP, connected to internet)
    Tomato #1 (wireless client)?
    Tomato #2 (bridged to Tomato #1)

  2. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    hmm tomato doesn't natively have repeater mode.. why don'cha just use dd-wrt for a short while. the repeater function's built-in and easier to configure than your proposed setup
  3. Joro711

    Joro711 Network Guru Member

    Use WDS on first and second Tomato.
  4. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Network Guru Member

    Ok, so tell me, why could a construction job need this anyway? I mean, shouldn't they be swingin' hammers instead of surfing anyway?
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