WDS versus client mode? (device proximity, packet loss...)

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by exodia, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. exodia

    exodia Network Guru Member

    I need to get network from one WRT (WRT1) to another WRT (WRT2) in the next room, and connect some machines to the "client" WRT2.

    when running in client mode on WRT2, this works, but there is intermittent packet loss (which seems to be a known issue with the bridging code inside the WRT - I spent many hours tracking this down...OpenWRT shows the same problem as Satori.) basically pinging shows ~5% packet loss - every few seconds a packet is dropped.

    would running the two WRTs using WDS solve this? I am wondering if the relatively close proximity of the two WRTs would have any adverse issues in terms of overall wireless signal quality, though. I can't turn down the output power of the WRT1 as I need it to cover a large portion of the house.

    if you run two WRTs in WDS could they be relatively close (one room apart) without any adverse affect on overall signal, etc. for other wireless devices that are connected to the network?

  2. ralfK

    ralfK Network Guru Member


    I have two WRTs (both in AP-Mode) connected using WDS. At my WRT54GS are my PC and two others connected and at the other WRT54G are a PC with the IP 192.168.20. The Firmware of both is: Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv .

    Here is the result from a Ping from my PC to
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=227 ttl=128 time=2.15 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=228 ttl=128 time=2.15 ms
    --- ping statistics ---
    228 packets transmitted, 228 received, 0% packet loss, time 227341ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 2.124/2.190/3.395/0.144 ms

    I have also experiment with the client-mode, but because the following problem the client-mode don't works under Satori:

    Under http://www.sveasoft.com I have found the following:
    "Note: problems have been encountered with multiple devices behind a WRT54G when it is in client mode.
    If you want to have multiple machines behind a WRT54G that is in client mode, it may be necessary to use a broadband router"
  3. exodia

    exodia Network Guru Member

    thanks ralfK !

    I have set up WDS using OpenWRT and it appears to work fine. I was concerned about the relatively close proximity of the two APs, but that doesn't appear to be a problem.

    thanks !!
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