WPA + WEP at the same time - Nintendo DS

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by Bodhammer, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Bodhammer

    Bodhammer Network Guru Member

    I'm thinking about getting my daughter a Nintendo DS (yea, right, it's for my daughter... ;-) ) but I don't want to downgrade my AP to to WEP only. Is there anyway to run WEP for a single MAC only and run WPA or better for everything else?
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    No there is not. Encryption is a all or nothing thing, No routers support WEP and WPA at the same time. The only thing to do is to add a WAP54G or a WRT54G as a access point with WEP encryption on a different channel and SS-ID or use a game adapter or a bridge that supports WPA.
  3. kingofcomedy

    kingofcomedy Network Guru Member

    Multiple WLAN's (with different encryptions etc.) in one router will be supported in DD-WRT 2.4, afaik :) I asked nearly the same question in the official DD-WRT-Forum cos I want to use my Nintendo DS too :)
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    multiple wlans... interesting... just how many is multiple???
  5. kingofcomedy

    kingofcomedy Network Guru Member

    Afaik up to 16 :)
  6. ibuza

    ibuza Guest

    That is wrong. For Example my professional (and expensive) LANCOM-router has that feature for some time now.

    There is a version of DD-WRT in the "DD-WRT.v24 very alpha"-directory that supports this feature since 25.12.2005

    I don't know anything about the version from 02.03.2006 since there is no changelog about that.

  7. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The "DD-WRT.24 very alpha" is still under development and if you look at the problem log should not be recommended until most of the problems are resolved. You could recommend your professional router as a solution.
  8. MattLL

    MattLL Network Guru Member

    Go and spend the extra 30 on the USB adapter for the DS.........First of all if you use a router with the DS you are Limited to only one DS at a time to use WIFI..So if her friends come over with their DS they will only to be able to log on one at a time....I tried for 3 weeks to get 2 DS's to run on 2 routers. 1 router for each DS. It didnt work. You would think 1 router per DS would work..........NOPE. So going the USB adapter way is the only way to run mutiple DS's on one broadband connection......

    And you wont comprimise the security of the router.
  9. iccEC

    iccEC Guest

    I have 4 NintendoDS connecting through the same WRT54GSv4 with DD-WRTv23 (2005-12-25 build) and it works fine.

    I am wondering if you are using DHCP for IP addresses?

    Let me explain, when I first tried to have them work on the net, I had the same problems as you did. It would seem that the DHCP server would lease addresses by recognising the host name of the WLAN "device", *NOT* by it's mac address. Therefore, it assigns all DSes with the same address because they all have the same default hostname (sorry, don't remember the name atm), so you get a conflict.

    Since I have the dec. build, the DHCP server service is bugged and was forced to use static adresses via DNSMasq. Doing so though, has fixed all of my problems since each DS gets it's on address.

    No more conflicts, and all can access NintendoWFC at the same time!

    Hope that helps!

  10. kingofcomedy

    kingofcomedy Network Guru Member

    Thats wrong, as iccEC already mentioned. :)
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