Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 23:29 Post subject: Please help on this!!
Hi im new on this.... i have a question:
I have a Linksys WRT54G 1.x with DD-WRT v23 SP2 (09/15/06) std - build 3932 on it, i have connected it to a remote router thru wireless so my router is in client mode and every things work perfect but im wondering if is possible to share the internet connection that come from the remote router to the wireless device in my area, a kind of repeater i think.. i tryed to connect the card of my laptop "Ad-hoc" with my router but it seams that no ip is released from my router cause is already in client mode.....
I hope that i was clear and sorry for my english,not my native languages...
A router that is connected to another in client mode can't be used as an access point too. It's using it wireless interface exclusively for the client connection. A WDS configuration is what you're looking for. Read up on the following link and Good luck!
I have my two WRT54G routers working great with WDS. However, I'd like for my main router (linked to cable modem) to be the only router that allows wireless access for other clients. I want my second router to just act as a bridge.
Is this possible with WDS? If so, how do I enable/disable this?
Could someone help me out with my previous question?
You don't need to use WDS. WDS is to allow wireless access at all APs. All you need to do is have the secondary router connect in client bridge mode. All clients connected to the Ethernet ports on the secondary router will have access to the network via the bridge connection. This will also increase your speed because WDS acts like a repeater and essentially cuts the bandwidth by a factor of 2.
Does wireless bridging support WPA or WPA2? Right now I have WPA2 working with WDS. If wireless bridging doesn't support WPA2, then I'd rather have the lower bandwidth and higher security.
Also, I have dhcp turned off for my second router. Does this help with increasing bandwidth? Is there anything I can do to turn off wireless access to my second router to increase bandwidth while maintaining WDS?
Client bridging is just not working for me. I've tried all night to get the client to connect to my other router. The client router says that I've joined the network, but it just forwards me to the wireless basic settings page and never connects.
Yeah, it's incredibly helpful that he indicated that it worked and then admitted having no idea because he'd never checked. I have a client bridge working at the office using WPA, but have not been successful with WPA2 yet. If you're still having trouble, I'll go back over my settings with you to see if you've missed something. If somebody else has an answer to why WPA2 doesn't work, I'd love to hear it.
I have a client bridge working at the office using WPA, but have not been successful with WPA2 yet. If you're still having trouble, I'll go back over my settings with you to see if you've missed something.
Thanks, if you don't mind, please let me know how your setup differs from the wiki Client Bridge setup. Like I said, I have everything working with WEP, but not WPA. So this tells me that my setup is correct, but something needs to change for WPA.
I've tried different settings to get WPA to work, but I must not have the right combination.