My ADSL router is a THOMSON TG585 . I have managed to acquire a second THOMSON TG585, exactly the same model.
Looking through the WLAN settings/help pages on the router itself, it is possible to enable and set up WDS (Wireless Distribution System) on these, as long as they use the same channel and security key.
I was hoping I could therefore use the second wireless router as a means to extend the wireless range through the house.
Has anyone done this, and got it working?
I assume (maybe wrong) that I need to enable WDS on both routers and discover/enable each rotuer on the other one, if that makes sense?
The only drawback I see is this line in the help file "Only WEP is supported with WDS, not WPA".
So far, each router can see the other and all settings are the same. WDS is enabled on both sides. However, once a wireless PC has connected to router 2, any internet access fails and the standard page "yourDSL connection is down" is displayed. WDS doesn't seem to be mentioned in the user guide at all.