WRT54Gv5 - DD-WRT Generic + WDS Help!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by rahuln, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. rahuln

    rahuln Guest


    I have recently acquired the WRT54Gv5 router. I have gone through the tutorial on flashing the same with DD-WRT v23 SP2 Micro version. I have the following questions in mind though:

    After flashing the DD-WRT Micro version, can I update the same to DD-WRT v23 SP1 generic version or the same is not possible?

    Does the Micro version support WDS? Reason being that I already have a WRT54GLv1 on my LAN on the 2nd floor flashed with DD-WRT v23 SP1 generic installed and running. I want to extend the range to the 4th floor by using the new router.

    I have also read on setting up WDS (LAN) on DD-WRT. Does the original Linksys firmware v 1.0.9 for WRT 54Gv5 support WDS? If yes can I simply link up the WDS without having to flash the new router from Linksys firmware to DD-WRT?

  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    You can only load micro versions on the V5, due to the flash size (not sure if that was your question).

    The micro version does support WDS.

    The stock firmware for the GL supports Lazy WDS, but I never tested the V5 stock firmware. Set your dd-wrt router up for MAC WDS or Lazy WDS, and see if the stock router connects to it after a while. Use exactly the same Wireless settings, SSID, authentication, encryption, etc. WDS does not work with some encryption protocols, so start off by testing without any encryption.
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