WRTSL54GS as WET bridge or WDS to connect BD player, TV, etc. to 'Net

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by redsandvb, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. redsandvb

    redsandvb Network Guru Member

    I'm looking to connect my blu-ray player, TV, and A/V receiver to my network by using a spare WRTSL54GS running Thibor 17rc3. I had trouble getting WET bridging working as I mentioned in my other thread, http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=65847 (locked myself out of the router). After doing a little more research I think I found out that WET mode doesn't support WPA2-AES security? http://www.linksysinfo.co.uk/thibor/#modes Is that correct/up-to-date?

    I also came across a nice post, http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showpost.php?p=366707&postcount=3, with some WDS and WET info. It also mentions differences in MAC address handling. Since I want to connect multiple 'wired' devices, maybe WDS would work better? Some of those 'wired' devices will likely have firmware updates available sometime, maybe proper MAC address handling will be needed?

    So I guess I'm asking if WDS is the best solution here?

    BTW, I don't need/want any wireless connections to the spare WRTSL54GS I'm describing here...

    Edit: Does the WDS/WET device need to be running the same firmware as the main router/AP?

    Thanks! :)
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