network 1 wireless router + 6 wet54GS5 bridges

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by TorexRetail, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. TorexRetail

    TorexRetail Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I am having a problem with making the bridges see one another.
    The bridges work fine when they are all in the range of the router ( see schematic): L - B-R-B-L (where L = wired Lan device, B = Bridge, R = Router).

    The setup we want to have is like the following schematic with 2 devices wired to each bridge, most of the bridges will be out of the range of the router, I expected the ones out of range of the router to set up their link through the other bridges using Spanning Tree Protocol.

    R -B -B -B -B -B -B

    Does anybody know how to configure the bridges to be able to do this ?

    Thanks in advance
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Did you set it up on infrastructure or ad/hoc mode. If you want the WET54GS5 to communicate with each other you need ad-hoc mode. What does the site survey show you?
  3. TorexRetail

    TorexRetail Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    They are all configured in infrastructure mode, ad hoc mode would mean that one bridge would be connected to one other bridge ? That is not really what we want to accomplish. The actual schema would be something like this :


    L- B1-L L- B2-L L- B3-L

    L- B4-L L- B5-L L- B6-L

    So if for instance B4 can't connect to the router directly it should connect via B5-B2 or B1 or even B5-B6-B3. The setup is a forecourt of a gas station where the router is inside the kiosk and the bridges are installed into pump heads, the wired devices are panels that show multimedia content, a user can order products through these. If a truck would position itself between B4 and B1 the signal would need to route via other bridges.

    Also, the router is the DHCP server (bridges have fix IP's), the panels get an IP address via DHCP.

    If I would set the bridges to adhoc mode, then I can only make one talk to one specific bridge, correct ?
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