Using two TL-WA5210G I would like to connect both of them as repeaters, but in repeater mode I can't use WPA/WPA2 encryption. The manual states that WEP only is supported in repeater mode, which of course I noticed after I bought them.
I am thinking of degrading the security from WPA to WEP, enabling MAC filtering, and hiding the SSID. I know the whole configuration is insecure and every one of those measures can be easily circumvented. In addition to the above is it possible to create/use a watchdog to deny any other connections ? Maybe using a shared extra security token ? Other options ?
From my search so far, DD-WRT seems to support WPA in repeater mode but my AP isn't supported. Alternatively, I could use them in bridge mode but the cable installation would be a pain.
Anything I haven't think of ?