Hoping a knowledgeable person might have a genius answer to this one...
I am trying to set up a WDS in my home to increase the range of my
wireless connection indoors. The two routers can see each other and be
seen by my devices but the router not connected to the DSL line does not
wirelessly rebroadcast the 'internet connection' from the router that is
The setup is as follows:
Downstairs: Draytek 2820n wireless router connected to DSL line.
Upstairs: Speedtouch 716wl wireless router. I want to be able use this
router as a repeater/bridge to increase the range of the wireless signal
upstairs from the DrayTek downstairs.
Both routers support WDS mode.
Each router can see the other in their list of access points.
Each router's wireless signal can be seen and connected to by my wireless clients.
However, when connected to the Speedtouch upstairs, they can't get onto the
internet, only the LAN.
Both routers use the same channel and have WEP security set up using the
The firewall of the Speedtouch router is turned off.
The Draytek is set to 'repeater' in its WDS settings and lists the MAC
address of the Speedtouch in its list of access points.
The Speedtouch is set to recognise the Draytek's MAC address as an
access point in its WDS settings.
Problem: the Speedtouch router appears to connect to the Draytek
and clients can connect on the LAN but can't get online (WAN).
What else can I try to get this working? Why is the broadband signal not
being rebroadcast by the Draytek - or why is the Speedtouch not
rebroadcasting it? Is it not capable of this, possibly, despite having
WDS capability - can it transmit but not broadcast??