1) Based on the uname response, is this posted in the right forum (Broadcom and not ARM)?
2) Given that I am using two identical routers, but with different firmware, is there any reason why a client bridge should not work?
Joined: 21 Nov 2010 Posts: 278 Location: North America
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:46 Post subject: Re: RT-68ACU Client Bridge (C-Bridge)
Any actionable suggestions or diagnostic questions are highly appreciated. Thank you.
Unfortunately, radio bridging is broken on many routers when using DD-WRT firmwares after build 27343. Your CB configuration settings appear to be correct.
If possible, a screenshot of the CB's Status -> Wireless webpage would be helpful to confirm that the 5GHz transmitter is shutdown while on 27413. (This assumes that you set a static IP address in your PC on the same subnet as the CB and is ethernet connected to the CB.)
A quick but temporary solution may be to execute rc restart on the CB's Administration -> Commands webpage. (Even if this solves your problem, do not put this comand in a startup script as it will cause a restart loop. A more permanent solution may be to flash 27343 to your CB for now.
I'm currently testing a startup script to fix Repeater Bridges (and Client Bridges?) for the R7000, WZR-D1800H, and WZR-1750DHP routers and should be applicable to others as well.
Using the wiki as a guide I had no problem configuring an WZR-1750DHP using build 27734 to run as a Client Bridge to an R7000 Prime router using build 25974. Repeater Bridge is still problematic. My comments above really apply only to RB.
Last edited by Magnetron1.1 on Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:34; edited 2 times in total
Joined: 04 Feb 2007 Posts: 426 Location: Fountain of Youth
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:22 Post subject: Client Bridge
@Magnetron1.1: Thank you for the suggestion: although the original subject was the C-bridge it is the repeater bridge top be the ultimate goal. the R-bridge has the incremental advantage of allowing wireless clients.
I am curious as to how one would come across the information as to which build to use?
1) Assign LAN IP and gateway
2) Disable SPI Firewall
3) Setup -> Advance Routing -> operating mode = router
4) Set WPA2 AES encryption to match primary router
5) Status -> Wireless -> Site Survey -> Join