I have a Linksys WRT 3200ACM and been using openwrt for a while without any issues. I would now like to extend WiFi coverage to another part of the house. I have run a cable to the other room and purchased a GL.iNet GLB-1300. Question now is :
- Should I use WDS for the setup? Some of the discussions mention it to be an old method and slow. Will this even work with the hardware combination I have?
- Or should I use mesh networking as the second radio on the WRT3200 is sitting dormant which I could use for the uplink? The Ethernet cable run would go to waste I’m guessing with this option and I’m not sure if the clients would be able to use the 5GHz radio on the GL.iNet AP since it is being used for uplink.
- Or should I simply use bridge mode in some shape or form? I read somewhere that the second AP simply needs to have identical WiFi config and clients will attach to the strongest signal.