WDS + Access Point vs. WDS

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Arghtastic, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Arghtastic

    Arghtastic Networkin' Nut Member

    Question--I've looked through the FAQs and Sticky Posts, and may have missed this, but can someone explain to me the differences between running tomato with WDS + Access Point vs. WDS only?

    It seems with WDS only, I can't access the device directly unless I plug into it. If I go for WDS + Access Point, then my control over the connections is fragmented instead of being on central router.

    I am off my rocker?
  2. johns996

    johns996 Addicted to LI Member

  3. mvsgeek

    mvsgeek LI Guru Member

    My understanding is that "WDS only" will only allow wireless connections from correctly configured "slave" routers, and won't permit wireless connections from PC clients. Wired connections will work as expected. "WDS + AP" will permit both types. I've verified this in testing, and have found that setting main to "WDS only" is useful when I want to force a PC client to connect to a specific slave as opposed to main.
  4. Arghtastic

    Arghtastic Networkin' Nut Member

    Thank you mvsgeek. This is what I thought. Toastman, can we start a documentation Wiki/Project somewhere? Shibby? I was thinking something the community could write up little by little.There's a ton of options in both editions that most people won't know unless they are a tomato guru.
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