WDS or Repeater on a Non-Tomato Router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by rizsher, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. rizsher

    rizsher Network Guru Member

    A friend has broadband which comes with its own router/modem. He gets very weak wireless signal in one corner of the house (moving the router any further isn't an option - only one telephone line in the house, no spare sockets!!).

    I was wondering, using Tomato WDS on a WRT54GS or similar, or any other setting, would it be possible to extend the range of his wireless network further?. How would this be achieved?.

    Another complication is the modem/router is wireless-N, woudl Tomato still be able to repeat the signal (accepting the loss in speed)??.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. rizsher

    rizsher Network Guru Member

  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Attempting a WDS connection with another router with factory firmware is almost certainly not going to work.

    Your best bet is to run a cable from the broadband router to the area in the house with a weak signal and connect the Tomato router as an access point centered in that weak area.
  4. rizsher

    rizsher Network Guru Member

    Is that a limitation of Tomato?... its been a while now, but couple of years ago, before I switched to Tomato, I used to be on DD-WRT and certainly know it was possible to WDS with non-DD-WRT routers.
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