I have two linksys WRT54GL routers with Tomato firmware. I wanted to improove wifi signal on the other side of my apartment so I tried to set up a WDS. I can't say if it works or not. If I connect the two together with an utp cable, then I can access the node's administrative pages through browser. If I disconnect the UTP cable, then I loose the node and I can only access the main router's administrative pages. This is my setup:
main: 192.168.0.1 (wan set up and working, linked via WIFI MAC to node, AP +WDS)
node: 192.168.0.2 (no wan, linked via WIFI MAC to main and all mathicng wifi parameters, AP +WDS)
Am I missing something? What should I do to make this work with no cable in between them?
When working w/ WDS, always test initially w/ wireless security DISABLED. Because many times WDS is only supported w/ certain wireless security protocols (in the old days, it was only WEP!). But if you disable wireless security and it now works, at least you know where the problem lies.