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Topic # 127403 8-Aug-2013 23:06
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Well after a few days of tempering i have managed to get WDS working smoothly... but only with WEP, i prefer WPA2 if its possible.. anychance people?

I know thats its not the most ideal way of having Wi-Fi setup, but this is the best way for now.... 

But what a sturggle it was to put the modem into bridge mode! as my WDS mode wasn't workign without puting the modem into bridge mode...
I believe but i maybe wrong that these modems are firmware locked.. i was also puzzled when i couldn't enter into the E-wizard as other users overseas can see... well i manged to change that via the telnet command and give the administrator ROOT access...
Since then i can now reset the modem and the administrator account still has root access... 
My next mission now. is to get that firmware changed!

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  Reply # 874304 8-Aug-2013 23:43
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WDS (the official WDS standard) only supports WEP.  Which is why the bigger players are going proprietary or ditching it now since it has not been advanced in about 6 years.

Latest firmware on fritzbox forces the WDS mode to inter-fritz repeater only as in their eyes it was too insecure.

Likewise my Ubiquity has WDS-S.. but only works with its own WDS Station mode. (which some other makers appear to be using)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_distribution_system

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