WDS With 2 Routers

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Cbeck527, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Cbeck527

    Cbeck527 LI Guru Member

    Hi, this is my first time on linksysinfo.org! :)

    I am trying to set up WDS to get signal to a hard-to-reach area in my house. I am using this guide from the DD-WRT wiki http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php?title=WDS_Linked_router_network but there is on problem: I only have one Linksys router. The other one is a Motorola SBG900 (modem and wireless all-in-one). Can that be done, or does it have to be a Linksys?


    1. What routers are compatible with this?

    2. Will a WRT54G v5 work (i know it kinda sucks, but its cheaper than a linksys wireless range expander)
  2. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    you would need to use 3rd party firmware on your Linksys router to get this to work. i'm partial to HyperWRT, but that won't work on a v5 or higher router. you'd need a v4 or lower or a WRT54GL.

    if you go the HyperWRT route, then you would set up your router in WET mode. that basically sets it up as a wireless client with 4 ethernet ports you can connect devices to.
  3. Jameson42

    Jameson42 LI Guru Member

  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    actually i think the Motorola SBG900 does support WDS so all you need is a compatible firmware for the linksys. its kinda like being a kid in a candy store, you want em all but can only have 1
  5. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    I can't remember but I've setup a WDS a while back with a Linksys wrt54g and Motorola wr850gp. As for buy another router, I recommend reading the dd-wrt wiki for supporting devices and go with buffalo whr-g54s or any other without the v5, v6 or v7 RAM constraint
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

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