Speed over WDS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by leonb, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. leonb

    leonb Network Guru Member

    I have a WDS setup using two WRT54G routers to connect two wired networks (no other wireless clients). The distance between the two wireless routers is about 50m.

    According to the Status>wireless page (using Alchemy 1.0) the connection speed is 54Mbits/s, the rssi = -80 (approx).

    When transfering large files accross the wireless link, I get a consistent speed of about 1.5Mbytes/s (~12Mbits/s). I read many posts about WDS cutting the bandwidth in half, but apparently a WDS link between only two AP should give the same speed as a AP-client config. Is this tue? (The only reason for using WDS, is because of the windows file sharing issues in the AP-client mode).

    When connected at 54Mbits/s, does the rssi value influence the transfer speed, or does one get a specific transfer speed at 54Mbits/s WDS (irrespective of the rssi)?
  2. burglar

    burglar Network Guru Member

    Try with this

    Try to make your configuration like this:

    I had same problem with transfer but I try to configure like uphere link and I got better performances.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Try with this

    This link gets me to:
    Do you have an IP address?? I have been trying to get a wireless bridge
    up between two WRT54Gs and have not had an luck. :help:

  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    WDS does cut the bandwidth in half.

    54g or socalled 54Mbs is a lie. you will get max approx 23Mbps from a 54g connection. with WDS this is halved and thus gives you 12Mbs.

    Doneforget the more WDS routers the bandwidth is halved again and again. if you have more wireless client they SHARE the bandwidth then dont all get the max speed.
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