Connecting LinkSys WRT54G using WDS and make a kid happy.

Today I solved a problem with my wireless home network. My kid have a PS3 and wants to play online.
The signal strength was not too bad (52%) but the PS3 got some network errors and the kid loses the game.
My solution was to buy  another router TP-Link WR941 and link the Linksys WRT54G using WDS.
The problem was that WRT54G doesn't have support to WDS.  To solve this problem go and change the bios of the WRT54G from the LinkSys to
DD-WRT  http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index. Look up for your WRT54G version  and follow the instructions.

The WDS setup was easy, just setup the WR941 as usual (basic setup), like next, next and finish. The WR941 was the primary router (gateway to internet), connected to my ADSL and
as a DHCP server for my network, the IP is 192.168.10.1. SSID Springfield2 and  WRT54G IP is 192.168.10.2 SSID Springfield1

The two routers need to operate on the same channel and use the same security settings.


To connect the two routers:

Setup WRT54G as a secondary router.

Image:Connecting LinkSys WRT54G using WDS and make a kid happy.

Image:Connecting LinkSys WRT54G using WDS and make a kid happy.
Image:Connecting LinkSys WRT54G using WDS and make a kid happy.

Image:Connecting LinkSys WRT54G using WDS and make a kid happy.

Put the MAC address of the Wireless  on the WDS setup

Image:Connecting LinkSys WRT54G using WDS and make a kid happy.
Setup WDS on the TP-Link put the MAC address of the WRT54g here.

Image:Connecting LinkSys WRT54G using WDS and make a kid happy.
Image:Connecting LinkSys WRT54G using WDS and make a kid happy.