Is WDS the right application?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by wilbur4321, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. wilbur4321

    wilbur4321 Network Guru Member


    I have a cable modem and WRT54G (running DD-WRT) on one side of my house. The other side of my house is not getting very good coverage.

    Can I put a 2nd WRT54G in a middle location, where it has line-of-site to both the 1st router and the target location? I'd like to hang a wired computer off of it at the same location.

    Will WDS on the 2nd give me this, or is there a better configuration?

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    it should give better coverage however., adding WDS will hlf the wireless bandwidth. at 54g mode you get approx 22-24Mbps max throughput. adding WDS will half that.
  3. wilbur4321

    wilbur4321 Network Guru Member

    Ick :-( Will all nodes get half, or only the ones connected to the 2nd router?

  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    as i said Wireless bandwidth it halved. you could possible use another WRT54G setup as a client. perhaps.

    or try boosting the signal and adding better antennas to both WRT54G and the Wireless Client with possibly using reflectors on the antennas.


    also check: Poor signal strengths
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