[lug] Bridging netwroks with wireless

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Mon May 2 02:09:08 MDT 2005

Daniel Webb wrote:
> On Sun, May 01, 2005 at 06:21:24PM -0600, Collins Richey wrote:
>>On 5/1/05, Ken MacFerrin <lists at macferrin.com> wrote:
>>  From here
>>>just read through the "WDS as a Transparent Wireless Bridge" how-to I
>>>wrote in the WRT54G/GS forum and you should be set.  I've been using
>>>this setup for months without issues or lockups.
> I didn't get this mail from Ken yet because my mail server's been off all day,
> but I can't stress enough that you *have* to get the 2.0 version of this
> router off of Ebay (ask sellers what the serial number is, the 2.0 version has
> serial number like CDF5xxxx).  The version that is for sale in local stores (I
> just checked 10 days ago on this) is the 2.2 or 3.0 version.  Now that you can
> tell from looking at the box, because they don't want people buying based on
> version and so they don't put the version anywhere on the exterior box.  The
> only way to know the version is to open up the box and look at the label tag
> on the bottom of the unit, so that's what I did.
> If anyone actually has a 2.2 version that works with OpenWRT or Sveasoft, I'd
> love to hear it because not a single person on the forums I checked with those
> versions had a working router.  Cisco should have a class-action lawsuit on
> their hands in my opinion, maybe they will soon...

I have 3 WRT's running the Sveasoft Alchemy distribution and one of them 
on the WDS link is a 2.2 version.  I've not had any issues so far.

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