Tomato WET mode implementation issue

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jimmy the siant, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. jimmy the siant

    jimmy the siant Addicted to LI Member

    I have an asus wl500g and a linksys wrt54g. The Asus is the main router and the Linksys connects the server and media center in the living room to the main network via tomatoes WET mode.
    In the stock ASUS firmware, the only way to connect the two routers is to enable WDS on the ASUS. This sucks because it halves my bandwidth. I want to put Packetprotector on the Asus because I like the security features. Will Tomato connect to most firmwares while in WET mode? Is this just a limitation of the ASUS firmware, or do I need to figure out a different way to implement this network?


  2. Odin-60

    Odin-60 LI Guru Member

    Why? The Linksys in WET mode is just a normal client to the Asus.
    If the Asus serves multiple wireless clients, the available bandwidth
    is to be shared among them. Regardless of whether WDS mode or not.
    In case there is only one single client, WDS mode does not hurt.
  3. jimmy the siant

    jimmy the siant Addicted to LI Member

    I have no idea. There is a section called "bridge" in which you can select AP Only, in which no connections are accepted from other routers, or WDS in which they are. There is also a hybrid setting that does both. My bandwidth maxes out at about 23 Mbs, half of what it should be. If I don't have the WDS enabled, it refuses the connection from the linksys, which is in WET mode.
    It sounds like maybe this is a quirk in the Asus firmware. I will try it with packet protector and see what happens.
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