Yes, I have been trying (for the last two days!). This is what I have been doing. The bullets are from the wiki..
- For the wireless access point, just set the wireless mode to “Access Point (WDS)”
The BT HH5a has two radios, so I set them both. This puts the option wds '1' in the /etc/config/wireless file.
So far - so good. On we go...
- On the LAN Interface, change the default IP to a different one within the target subnet and disable the DHCP server.
Again, this seemed straight forward (apart from the darn thing rolling back before I could make a connection!). My Base AP is 192.168.0.1 and my new WDS AP to 192.168.0.2.
- For a wireless interface (working on the same frequency band as the Access Point), click Scan, join the previously created wireless network and when asked, set the firewall zone to
lan. The wireless mode should be
Client (WDS) and the Network in Interface Configuration has to be changed from
My understanding (and probably wrong!), is that the new WDS AP will have one radio "looking" back for communication to/from the Base AP and the other will be the access point for the additional WDS Clients I am hoping to service. Thus, as directed, I created the Client (WDS) using the 5GHz radio. Saving the 2.4GHz radio for later (Final step in wiki)
The next three steeps: setting the DNS Forwarding, IP4 Gateway & STP in the LAN interface are again apparently quite simple steps.
At this point, I figure that I could try testing. So ...