WDS with official firmware?

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by none, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. none

    none Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I use two WRT54GS wireless routers for a WDS bridge between two buildings.
    The firmware is Sveasoft Alchemy 1.0, that is based on an old official Linksys firmware (3.x).

    Linksys just release a new official firmware (4.x) that appears to improve transfer speed and reliability.

    Is there any way to set up a WDS bridge using the official firmware (e.g. using the command line)?

    Any other firmware based on the 4.x branch with WDS support?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. none

    none Network Guru Member


    Any help with my previous question?

    Also, is there any have to open an ssh/telnet connection to the WRT54GS box with the official firmware?

  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well the offical firmware does not support telnet or wds, not that i know of. i think that hyperwrt is what you are looking for. it is in the download section of this site.
  4. none

    none Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    Unfortunately there is no HyperWRT release based on the latest official firmware (4.xx).
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i am pretty sure there is one floating around somewhere. let me get back to you on this one.
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  7. wrbuckjr

    wrbuckjr Network Guru Member


    Take a look at this user how-to from the Apple web-site, which describes how to establish WDS with a WRT 54G/GS, official Linksys firmware and an Airport Express. I have done it successfully, though I haven't yet shifted over my network (WRT54GS running Satori with a couple of Airport Express units as bridges using WDS)--though I may.
  8. wrbuckjr

    wrbuckjr Network Guru Member

    This will also work with a WRT54GS running Talisman (as opposed to an Airport Express). See my comment to jagboy's news item on the home page regarding WDS, Linksys stock firmware and the Airport Express.
  9. none

    none Network Guru Member

    How do I create a WDS bridge between two WRT54GS boxes running the latest official Linksys firmware?

  10. wrbuckjr

    wrbuckjr Network Guru Member

    I don't think that you can easily bridge a WRT54GS router to another WRT54GS box operating as a remote base station unless the remote base station box is running a third-party firmware that accommodates WDS configuration. It appears that the latest versions of Linksys stock firmware "silently" support a WDS bridge, but they don't allow configuration (e.g., entering the wireless MAC address of the router). I have bridged a 54GS running Talisman as a remote base station to a 54GS router running the latest stock firmware. The remote base accommodates both wired and wireless connections. If something like this can be done with stock firmware on both boxes, I's certainly like to hear about it.
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