I want to set up one WHR-G54S attached to the cable modem via the WAN port. (this one, now DD-WRT)
Then I want to use another WHR-G54S as a wireless access point where computers will be plugged into the LAN ports.
Which Wireless Mode should the cable-attached router be set to?
Which Wireless Mode should the remote router be set to?
Wireless Mode The wireless part of your router can run in different modes:
- AP mode ? This is the default mode, also called Infrastructure mode. Your router acts as an central connection point, which wireless clients can connect to.
- Client mode ? The radio interface is used to connect the internet-facing side of the router (i.e., the WAN) as a client to a remote accesspoint. NAT or routing are performed between WAN and LAN, like in "normal" gateway or router mode. Use this mode, e.g., if your internet connection is provided by a remote accesspoint, and you want to connect a subnet of your own to it.
- Client Bridged mode ? The radio interface is used to connect the LAN side of the router to a remote accesspoint. The LAN and the remote AP will be in the same subnet (This is called a "bridge" between two network segments). The WAN side of the router is unused and can be disabled. Use this mode, e.g., to make the router act as a "WLAN adapter" for a device connected to one of its LAN ethernet ports.
- Ad-Hoc mode ? This is for peer to peer wireless connections. Clients running in Ad-Hoc mode can connect to each other as required without involving central access points.