[SOLVED] Repeater: should I see second/virtual network?

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T1G3R
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 21:16    Post subject: [SOLVED] Repeater: should I see second/virtual network? Reply with quote
I have two DD-WRT powered routers. One is serving as the AP. I just went through instructions to set up the second as a repeater bridge. I added a virtual interface with a different SSID. I was able to get network traffic via a LAN cable. When I disconnected the LAN cable, I was only able to see the primary/AP network name and not the name of the virtual interface. Is this as expected? If not, what troubleshooting guides can someone point me to?

THanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 22:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
On SOME routers/builds, the Virtual Wireless Network will not be visible unless there is a successful connection to the AP. So the first question is, have you done a power cycle? Secondly, if you have, try linking with security disabled. Keep in mind WPA2-AES is your best option when you re-enable it.
T1G3R
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 0:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
apersononearth wrote:
On SOME routers/builds, the Virtual Wireless Network will not be visible unless there is a successful connection to the AP. So the first question is, have you done a power cycle? Secondly, if you have, try linking with security disabled. Keep in mind WPA2-AES is your best option when you re-enable it.


Ah, you saved me! Thank you. It was the algorithm that was the problem. When I disabled security it all worked (I had WPA2- Personal/TKIP) and AES worked like a charm. SO stoked!

Thank you again!
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