I completely forgot about following up on the progress of my wireless bridging solution.
First a little recap of the inter-site wireless journey I went down. The first WDS attempt was a failure. Then I decided to try the wireless ethernet bridge but sidelined that idea after repeated router failures. I then decided to acquire new hardware and retry the WDS.
As I noted back in October, the second attempt was accompanied by a new router, the ASUS RT-N66U. With the new router’s wireless signal strength, I’m now able to establish and maintain the WDS without any issues.
Here are the settings that I employed on both the ASUS RT-N66U and Linksys E4200 v1 routers:
- Channel 13
- Channel Width: 20 MHz
- 2.4 GHz band
- WPA2 Personal + AES encryption
- Spanning Tree Protocol enabled
- Routing Mode: Router
- Use user-entered gateway if WAN is disabled: On
Up next? Guest wireless networks.