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Use two Home Hubs to link from a V2 Hub on WDS

The new Version 2.0 Home Hub does not have WDS because it does not comply with the new wireless-n standards.

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That means you cannot use wireless repeaters directly from the V2. However if you still have one or two old home hubs version v1 or v1.5 you can get them linked by WDS and the link to the nearer one with ethernet.

The basis of the above setup is a combination of the Wireless repeater connection article and the Wired repeater connection .


You should be aware however that using WEP encryption on one of your network devices will mean that the additional security gained by using WPA2 in the V2 hub is lost, as a hacker could break into one of the old hubs using WEP cracking programs. You might strengthen this by setting the old hubs' wifi security to "no more stations" (aka Mac Address Filtering).



Set up the slaves as per the Wireless repeater connection article , but set up TWO slave hubs on the same channel and WEP key, but each with a different SSID and a different IP address, e.g. and .176.

Instead of linking the master and slave by WDS, link the two slaves using the same technique of search and tick checkbox..

There is no need to do any setting up on the master - keep the V2 on default settings .

Plug the slave 1 into a V2 ethernet port and start using!

Don't ask me - experiment!


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