[lug] Bridging netwroks with wireless

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Tue May 3 10:55:35 MDT 2005

Daniel Webb wrote:
> On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 02:40:13AM -0600, Ken MacFerrin wrote:
>>I haven't tried stuffing one overly large file down the pipe the but the 
>>kids play Warcraft & UT2004 online on multiple PCs behind the link 
>>simultaneously without issues.
>>From what I've read on the forums the difference is the v2 uses an 
>>ADM6996L LAN chip whereas the v2.2 uses a BCM5325EKQM.  The ADM chip has 
>>better QoS and VLAN capabilities but the BCM supports faster throughput.
> Try a CD ISO and see what happens...  it won't really matter for you if you
> never do that in real use, but I know I sometimes send up to 1GB single files.
> Why that would matter (as opposed to lot of packets worth small files) I don't
> know enough about networking to even guess, that's just what I've read on the
> forums.

I ftp'd down the latest x86 gentoo install iso (695MB) yesterday over
the WDS link and then sftp'd it back up to one of my external servers
without issue (cheers to comcast 768Kb upstream).

One thing to note, when configuring the WDS link as a transparent bridge
like I have you never end up using the WAN port of the router.  You
connect your PC's to the LAN ports of the remote WRT54G, the connection
is bonded across the WLAN ports via WDS to the next WRT and then you
hook one of the LAN ports on that WRT to your upstream router.  I
actually put tape across the WAN port to ensure no one tries to use it.
 The issues that others have experienced may be related to the
traditional LAN <-> WAN port throughput.

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