Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 0:17 Post subject: 2 WHR-G300N linked via cat5 not working
Long story short, pole outside my house got hit by lightning and killed my two linksys's.(and cable modem)
SO I bought two WHR-G300N. Flashed DD-WRT no problems on both.. router 1 can see my cable modem(it's directly connected) and work with no problem. From there I connect via cat 5 from router 1 to router 2's "internet port" (wan?) and it's not doing anything. It won't access the internet or anything... It seems to attempt but nothing..
I thought I had it working the same way before. Just connect from router 1 normal port to router 2 internet port and tada, your in business. Its not working that way.. am i missing something?
btw i'm using build 12533
I've reflash and reset to factory default on BOTH routers.. no go. :-\
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Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:28 Post subject:
Did you figure this out or did you still need help?
The 2nd router should be set as a client I'm thinking.
For example, if Router 1 - connected to Cable Modem, is IP 192.168.1.1, set Router 2 to IP 192.168.1.2
Hookup Router 1 Lan port -> Router 2 WAN port.
Are you trying to get the 2nd router to issue IP's in a secondary range?
Or do you want Router 1 to do all the DHCP?
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I had set the IP's correct, and plugged router 1 into router 2's WAN. I want router 1 to do the DHCP, router 2 is more of a switch than anything atm. At the time I did have it MAC controlled so only those MAC addresses worked so when I get some time I'll try it again with it wide open because I think i had assigned the wrong MAC for router 2. I believe i tried setting router 2 by disabling WAN DHCP and enabling assign wan port to switch and still didn't work. But let me double check this tonight.
mentioned "Mac address collisions when running more than one on a network, with DD-WRT installed. This is a result of the fact the LAN's mac address can't currently be detected by DD-WRT, so it uses a default mac address. I was able to work around this with a startup script to change the Mac addresses, but it took me hours to solve this problem, simply changing the address with 'nvram set' and 'nvram commit' causes a change only until you reboot."
Anyone know the complete syntax for "nvram set" command to allow me to change the LAN mac address?