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Ether-Wireless-Wireless-Ether (Bridge)?

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:25 pm
by kipmckay

Basically I am trying to create a bridge from my main tower to my house.
Here is my setup. LAN1---Wireless----------Wireless---WLAN1

My issue comes into play when I try to bridge the ether1 with WDS or WLAN1. The router will simply stop responding to ether1 and I have to remove via telnet. Now I have been successful at having the routers ping each other. I just cant seem to get the system to allow me to ping from one ether to another.

Again I have this part of the manual memorized because I redone everything at least 50 times.

I have tried bridging per the manual and WDS. Not sure if what I am trying to do is even possible. Sure it is I just do not have the right mix yet.

Do I need different IP's on either site in totally differant subnets? I think that is the only thing I have not tried.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.


Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:45 pm
by wildbill442
It would be helpful if you could post your wireless configs for both the master unit and remote unit..

Also you could use EoIP which is extremely easy to configure.

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:08 pm
by Art
u can bridge interfaces


ether1 - bridge1
wlan1 - bridge1

ip is on ether1

then wds connection to mt2

ether1 -bridge1
wlan1 -bridge1

ip is on ether1

if wlans are athreos u can set it like this
mt1 -ether1 and wlan1 are enabled

/ip address add address= interface=ether1
/interface bridge add name=bridge1"
/interface bridge port set ether1 bridge=bridge1
/interface bridge port set wlan1 bridge=bridge1
/interface wireless set wlan1 mode=ap-bridge ssid=test band=2.4ghz-b frequency=2412 wds-mode=dynamic wds-default-bridge=bridge1

and on mt2 -ether1 and wlan are enabled

/ip address add address= interface=ether1
/interface bridge add name="bridge1"
/interface bridge port set ether1 bridge="bridge1"
/interface bridge port set wlan1 bridge="bridge1"
/interface wireless set wlan1 mode=station-wds ssid=test band=2.4ghz-b frequency=2412

if there is good wireless connection this wil work
remeber that all interface must be enabled,
bridge need some time to work (about 30s )

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:13 pm
by kipmckay
master is wdstation-wds, ssid test, wds-mode static, wds default bridge=bridge1, ether1 ip, set to bridge 1.

Client side

station-wds, ssid test, wds-mode static, wds default bridge=bringe1, ether1, set to bridge 1.

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:37 pm
by kipmckay
thank-you for the example. I will try this and post my results.


Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:56 am
by Art
master must be ap-bridge , if not wds will not work

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:41 am
by kipmckay
Unbelievable. It works excellent. As a matter of fact I am using my connection now.

Thanks for the help. I am learning more and more every day.

This is great