Wireless Distribution System (WDS)

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Swordfighter, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Swordfighter

    Swordfighter Network Guru Member

    Is it in any way possible to set up 2 wireless routers (Linksys WRT54Gv5 and Medion 40900) to have something like WDS?
    I don't want to use cables to connect them to each other, but I want them to connect wirelessly. It should be like this:

    Modem -------> Linksys WRT54Gv5 -----> Medion 40900
    (cable) (wireless)

    The Medion has WDS support, the Linksys doesn't.
    Any possibility to connect the Medion wirelessly to the WRT54Gv5?

    Thanks for any information given
  2. primus1024

    primus1024 Network Guru Member

    Try to connect your Medion router as a client.

    I would try to assign fixed LAN IP (in the same subnet) to WRT and Medion and turn DHCP on Medion router on, so its clients would have IP assigned. Don't forget to turn DHCP off on WRT if you're going to try this.
  3. Swordfighter

    Swordfighter Network Guru Member

    So it would mean I still have to use the cable... :eek:
  4. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I think you did not understand last poster.

    Does your Medion device have "AP client" mode?

    This lets it act like end-user station. Not as good as WDS but perhaps it will be good enough for whatever you are trying to do.
  5. Swordfighter

    Swordfighter Network Guru Member

    It doesn't have it, too bad... Any other ideas? :thumb:
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