WDS setup with more than two routers

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by penkert, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. penkert

    penkert Network Guru Member

    I'd like to setup three routers in a more or less equal triangular shape connected through WDS. In essence every router is located within the broadcasting ranges of the other two. Is there any reason why I shouldn't set each router's WDS settings in a fashion that in each case both the other two routers are WDS partners? In an ideal world this should always lead to the shortest possible network route and thus to no double wireless signal hopps. But I don't know if this would cause secondary effects like some redundancy or protocol overhead? Or maybe it even causes some kind of corruption? I'd appreciate any helpful input from you.
  2. penkert

    penkert Network Guru Member

    Hmm, I just found a 3Com paper stating that WDS does not support loops. That's too bad. :cry:
  3. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

  4. penkert

    penkert Network Guru Member

    Hi Jchuit!

    Thanks a lot for your answer. I downloaded the OSPF protocol description and will have a look into it. Unfortunately, I can't read Spanish, but I'm sure their will be similar threads/articles in English about use cases on the net.

    The problem is that I need one single subnet with roaming and port forwarding. I guess OSPF selects its routes by subnets though, right? I also read a thread that mentioned the spanning tree protocol (STP). I'll have to do some more reading so that I don't start asking too many stupid and time consuming questions. ;)

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