I have a questions regarding the different configurations options. I'm a real noob at this but I'll try my best to be as clear and precise as possible. I have looked around the forum and tutorials but nothing seemed to cover my exact situation.
I received my Asus RT-N16 today and have flashed it with tomato-K26USB-1.28.9054MIPSR2-beta-vpn3.6.
I have a question regarding the possible wireless mode: I connect to the internet through an AP which is owned by my landlord. My landlord decided to use MAC filtering. So every time I buy a new network equipment, I have to ask her to add the MAC address (I have no way of changing the settings of the AP).
What I would like to do: use the RT-N16 as a repeater for the AP so I can basically just add the MAC of the router to the list and connect to the internet with laptops, smart phones… through the router (the AP would thus, as I understand it, only "see" the MAC address of the router). Basically create a small network in my flat where the internet "source" would be provided by the AP on the ground floor. At the same time, I would like the router to be able to share an USB drive/printer and allows file sharing between the different devices on my sub-network.
From what I have been able to understand, the WDS wireless mode should be the one I would have to use (by setting the MAC address of the AP and my router). Is this correct? Or is there another mode that would suit my needs better?
Thanks in advance for your help,