Tomato as wireless client / AP

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Crusty, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Crusty

    Crusty Addicted to LI Member

    Is there any way to use a Tomato router to connect to another wireless access point (ie. as the WAN connection), and still broadcast its own SSID/have its own internal LAN?

    I'm not sure that WDS is suitable, as that sounds as though it would simply be extending the other network. I want it to provide a separate network. So, is it possible without a wired ethernet connection? Is there any firmware which is able to do this?
  2. baldrickturnip

    baldrickturnip LI Guru Member

    openwrt can I think ( dual SSID ), but it is not as new user friendly as tomato
  3. Crusty

    Crusty Addicted to LI Member

    If it works, user-friendliness isn't a big issue. Editing configuration files remotely is fine. I'll have to look into that.
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I doubt that you can do that wirelessly with a device with one radio. You require that the radio driver be in AP mode and in STAtion mode at the same time. However, if you get that right, do tell.

    You can have the wireless part as a client to another AP, and the ethernet bridge/ports as part of your own LAN: choose "Wireless Client".
  5. Crusty

    Crusty Addicted to LI Member

    Actually, I'm fairly sure this is described exactly as I've described it right here for DD-WRT. I'm going to install OpenWRT and play with this in a bit; I'd prefer it to DD-WRT, and it doesn't look hard to do on that either.'

    That page does state that it cuts bandwidth down by half, but half of 802.11G's throughput is fine for what I need.
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