wrtp54g (vonage) and wds. Anyone doing this?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by blog, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. blog

    blog Network Guru Member

    I replaced my wrt54g with a wrtp54g (vonage). I had been using an access point (acutally a motorola model) as a repeater and a kind of bridge between floors of my house. After replacing the router with the all-in-one phone router, I cannot get wds to work.

    Has anyone managed to get WDS to work with the wrtp54g?

  2. buzzly

    buzzly Network Guru Member

    I too replace my WRT54G with the new WRTP54G. I was trying to use the old WRT54 as a repeater (talking to WRTp54G) to extend the converage to my second floor. No luck.

    I think the WRT54G has the Boardcom chip that supports WDS. The new WRTP54G has the TI (?) chip and does not seem to support WDS.

    Now I am thinking about putting the old WRT54G back as the router and attach the WRTP54 it. I would then disable all the functions except the voice in the WRTP54. Then buy another WRT54G (on sales) and make it into a repeater. No sure if this world work.

    BTW: I have yet signed up Vonage services.
  3. blog

    blog Network Guru Member

    wds mode didn't work but wrt54g as a client did

    I finally managed to set up a second subnet using Achemy on the wrt54g and resoved my issue. Its not wds, but i can see all of the machines (IP only) on my network from all others.

    I would still prefer to use wds so i can use just one subnet, but this works now, so I am happy.

  4. buzzly

    buzzly Network Guru Member

    Re: wds mode didn't work but wrt54g as a client did

    Do tell. Not knowing how to set this WRTP <-> WRT (Repeater), I am about to buy another WRT to be used as repeater.

    How do you set that up? I am running Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv on my WRT, and stock firmware on my WRTP.

  5. blog

    blog Network Guru Member

    Basically, I followed this:


    HOWEVER, I am not sure that it is acting as a repeater. It IS acting as a client and connects solidly to my WRTP54G. The WRT54G is then wired to 3 devices. When I go wireless from the vicinity of the WRT54G, I think I still connect to the original source (WRTP54G). I need to spend more time checking this out to be sure though. In my case that was all I needed perhaps becuase I strategically located the WRTP54G to be centrally located in the house.

    Note: I was never able to get the command

    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/`route | grep default | awk '{print $NF}'`/proxy_arp

    to work for me instead I telnet in and ran "ifconfig" to determine which device to use (in my case "eth2") then ran this command:

    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth2/proxy_arp

    Change the eth2 above to the device that has the ip address of the WRT54G on the primary subnet, i.e. eth0,eth1, or eth2.
  6. buzzly

    buzzly Network Guru Member

  7. ainsworthc

    ainsworthc Guest

    This is a few months old, but the newest thread my search dug up... has anyone experimented further with this combination of hardware?

    I too am trying to use a WRT54G to extend a WRTP54G, havent had any luck so far...
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