Unstable WDS on wrt54g

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by martinwa, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. martinwa

    martinwa Network Guru Member

    I am using Alchemy-pre7 and setup the WDS on 3 WRT54G's. It is working but unstable.

    Even if the routeres are not being used by any client the lamps on it blinks totaly wild!

    If I only set two routers up with WDS uit seems to work fine.

    I have used all MAC-adresses in the WDS setup on every router except the mac from the router it self... enything wrong with that?

    Best regards
  2. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    It depends what you are trying to achieve with your mesh.

    1. Maybe for redundancy reasons you want to have each WRT talking to the other 2...

    2. If you are trying to extend your network by 2 hops,
    then WRT1 should have the mac of WRT2,
    WRT2 would need the mac of WRT1 and WRT3,
    and WRT3 would need the mac of WRT2.

    3. If you are trying to spread out the network, eg around WRT1 which has ethernet access and another WRT each side,
    then WRT1 should have the mac of WRT2 and WRT3,
    WRT2 positioned on one side of WRT1 only needs the mac of WRT1,
    and WRT3 positioned the other side of WRT1 only needs the mac of WRT1.
  3. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    This is WDS working an keeping the nodes alive. The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is forwarding the route information to all the other nodes. This is normall. Turn on WallWatcher and syslogd and you will see what is happening. That might help explain why you are seeing the "blinking".
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    STP should only make the lights blink every 2-3 seconds, which is increased by the number of routers in the WDS network. Best way to diagnose WDS issues is pinging from the router (telnet/ssh) to the other side of the WDS link. This way PC configuration problems are not a factor.
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