Well, yeah I must have had the Fonera connected wired to the WRT54GS network. It doesn't seem to work in client bridged or client mode. The computer is unable to obtain an ip address once the cable has been removed from the Fonera. It works fine when the cable is plugged in, but then that kinda defeats the purpose of it being a repeater.
I particularly like this unit because it:
* has a 3.3V output option and gets its power from the USB (need connect only 3 wires)
* uses a common USB cable connector
* has drivers for all common platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux)
and no problem with it needing to be connected some point in the start-up cycle.
I took the connector from a bust PC power supply.
Last edited by shiekh on Fri Mar 16, 2007 19:21; edited 12 times in total
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 21:00 Post subject: dhcp & routing for lan?
I'm running DD-WRT v24 Beta (03/23/07) on my la fonera - flashing worked fine - thanks :)
However I'm wondering if the network settings are correctly applied. I have set the WAN interface to a static ip address and the wlan in briding mode, however the bridge (br0) just contains ath0 - so for what?
At least the internet is working for the wlan interface ath0 :)
But it would be great if I could get it to also act als dhcp server + router for the LAN (= ethernet port). Had someone success with something like that?
It seams that it treats WAN and LAN ports as the same - eth0. The virtual interface just points to the private IP :169.254.255.1 and so isn't used..
I tried to manually put eth0 to the bridge br0, but obviously then the internet doesn't work any more as the WAN needs eth0 too...
I don't want to have a wireless bridge - sry perhaps my explanation wasn't to good..
The fonera should act as AP as well as gateway for the (ethernet)LAN. But for WAN the ethernet port is also needed with another IP address.
I'd prefer a bridge between the WLAN and the LAN, but I don't know if it's possible that way, so routing between two different subnets (WLAN,LAN) would also be ok..