WRT54GS ethernet bridging

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by none, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. none

    none Network Guru Member

    I have two LinkSys WRT54GS wireless routers.

    I would like to use them to setup a wifi bridge between two buildings.

    Then I'll attach the computers of each building to the LAN ports of the WRT54GS (wired, not via radio).

    What is the best way to realize such wifi bridge?

    Set one WRT54GS in AP mode and the other one in client mode?

    Or maybe use WDS?

    Any other way?

    Can HyperWRT do that?

  2. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    WDS is what you need.
  3. none

    none Network Guru Member

    No wireless client will be connected to the WRT54GS boxes (except for themselves).

    I want the computers of both building to be on the same network (e.g.

    I also want to share the broadband connection: one of the building has a high speed connection to the Internet using a Cisco router.

    Will WDS work for this?

    Will I have the full bandwidth for the wifi bridge or half of it?

    Do I need HyperWRT or the official LinkSys firmware is enough?

    Thanks a lot.
  4. estqwerty

    estqwerty Network Guru Member

    WDS will half bandwith ...

    WDS will half bandwith of Your link.

    You realy need to bridge your wrts - use sveasoft satori and set one wrt to work like AP other like Client, or need AdHook on 2 wrts.

    BUT in satori you are limeted to have only one device conected in the switch /only one mac/.

    So wait for the official realise of next free sveasoft firmware. in it will be posible to conect more devices on switch and will have adhook mode, and probably will be posoble to make wrt54g act as WET54g . I cant wait to see it.

    HiperWRT do not have client mode inside as I know - I'm not sure.
  5. none

    none Network Guru Member

    Re: WDS will half bandwith ...

    That's what I heard too, but it looks like it is not true if your clients are wired to the APs, in that case you should have the full bandwidth for the wireless bridge between the two APs.

    Can anyone confirm this?
    Any ETA on the Alchemy public release?

  6. estqwerty

    estqwerty Network Guru Member

    sveasoft client mode ...

    as I dig in sveasoft free forums I found that for "client mode" they used again some sort of WDS - so I'm comleatly ushure what speed may be acheved.
    I cant find more info - it is hidden in subskribers forums. It seems that in new firmware a lot of things are fixed in client mode - and added bridge and route mode for client mode but I have no idea is this thing is working or how is it posible. only thing is that when client mode is ON WPA is not working. sorry no more free info about that.
    some thimes I wish to pay them only for the reading subskribers forums.

    this is one good
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