WRT54GS does it need a firmware upgrade for WDS?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by bjpete, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. bjpete

    bjpete Guest

    If I get a WRT54GS V6 does it need a 3rd party firmware (DD-WRT) for WDS or does the Linksys firmware support WDS "out of the box"?

    Want to extend my wireless network where I can't run a wire. Already have a WRT54G just as described here:

    Do I need to change the firmware when I get the second WRT54GS to use WDS?
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    DON'T GET A v6! Rather see if you can get a WRT54GL. The v6 has limited flash space, and can only run limited 3rd party firmware (dd-wrt micro).

    Stock firmware MAY support lazy WDS. (I had a v5 GS that did). However, you don't have much control there. Rather get a proper router, load 3rd party fw, and do the WDS right.
  3. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    as HennieM already mentioned try to get a WRT54GL or comparable e.g Buffalo. Then there should no problems at all because the variety of firmwares :).

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