Tomato WDS

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tylerwebb17, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. tylerwebb17

    tylerwebb17 LI Guru Member

    I have two Buffalo WHR-HP-54G routers. I would like to use WDS to distribute the signal upstairs and downstairs in my house. I have tried different versions of Tomato (from 1.06891 to 1.11) they all exhibit the same problems. I configure the first as:

    1st Router (connected to ISP)
    WAN: DHCP via ISP
    DHCP: on
    Wireless: WDS+AP
    Security: WPA (TKIP or AES doesn't seem to matter)
    Channel: 1
    Pair with: MAC of 2nd Router

    2nd Router
    WAN: not connected
    DHCP: Off
    Wireless: WDS+AP
    Security: WPA (matched to whatever the other router is)
    Channel:1 (or whatever I set the other one to)
    Pair with: router 1 MAC address

    With this setup my clients connect for less than a minute and then will never connect again. for the life of me I can't understand why this won't work. I've cleared NVRAM, started from scratch numerous times...still no go (I'm sure it's something small I'm missing).

    If I turn off the second router all clients will connect fine.

    Any ideas?
  2. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Have you turned either Frame Burst or Afterburner on? That will stop WDS from working.
  3. tylerwebb17

    tylerwebb17 LI Guru Member

    Here is a screenshot of my advanced wireless settings.

    Attached Files:

  4. galex

    galex Guest

    Be careful, one router has more 3 different MACs, one for WAN, one for Wireless, one for LAN. You should use the MAC of Wireless for setting WDS.
  5. runssh

    runssh LI Guru Member

    I have v1.11 setup on 3 wrt54gl routers. aes is choice for encryption and i've set it to channel 3 per tomato wiki instructions. Everything is fine on my network. My ISP capped my download to 1.3 and upload to 384 kbps. I'm getting that on all systems connected to router1, router2 and router3.
  6. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    this is probably the most likely cause of the problem. make sure you're using each router wireless MAC address and not the WAN or LAN MAC addresses.
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