Saturday, March 8, 2008

WDS

I've managed to set up WDS with the following configuration:
1. Linksys WRT54G v3.1 (stock Linksys firmware version v4.21.1) connected via hardwired WAN port to internet
2. Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 (Tomato firmware version v1.17)

Installation was hassle-free - I followed the instructions posted on the Tomato FAQ:
a) WAN was set to Disabled.
b) LAN IP address was set to 192.168.1.2, default gateway 192.168.1.1 (that of the WRT54G AP), and static DNS was set to 192.168.1.1 (that of the WRT54G AP).
c) WRT54GL was configured to Access Point + WDS.
d) SSID, radio channel, encryption (WPA Personal, AES), key were set to the same as the WRT54G AP.
e) WDS was configured to "Link with" the MAC address of WRT54G AP.

The WRT54GL was rebooted - and voila! Extended wireless network with minimal firmware flashing.