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Anyone have Client Mode working on WRT54G V3 using DD-WRT?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by windsurfer, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

  2. aledr

    aledr Network Guru Member

    Yeah, I had the same problem...

    First: Disable Mac Address Filter if it's enabled..
    Second: Try to ping again...

    Did you made the correct route table?

  3. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    I turned the firewall off and checked Mac Filtering. It was off.

    My routing table does not look correct to me but I can ping from the Lan port to the radio. I would expect the table to look as follows:

    192.168.1.X 192.168.2.X LAN&Wireless

    Instead it looks as follows:

    192.168.1.X LAN&Wireless 192.168.2.X LAN&Wireless


  4. qingz

    qingz Network Guru Member

    Client mode with DD-WRT v22 pre-final 4 does not work for my v3 either, but Alchemy final 1.0 works just fine.
  5. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    I tried Alchemy final 1 and the routing table still does not come out looking like I think it should.


    Can you send me your routing table setup for client mode?


  6. qingz

    qingz Network Guru Member

    I am away from the router now, but I remember that I just followed the guide step by step, and got the exact result as the guide.
    I can ping the PCs and share the files on the PCs from each side of the subnet.
  7. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    I can almost do the full setup from memory I have done it so many times.

    The routing table looks correct when you finish the "Advanced Routing" setup but by the time you have gone back and setup Client mode and the stuff in basic setup it has changed. I get something like this:

    192.168.1.X - - - LAN&Wireless - - 192.168.2.X - LAN&Wireless

    From the LAN side I can ping the radio but I cannot ping the AP that it is connected to. I have checked the tables in the AP and it does see the WRT54G as connected.

    What am I doing wrong?


  8. qingz

    qingz Network Guru Member

    You do not need to setup any routing in client. Only setup a routing in your main router.

    The following is the routing table in my router (the client IP address is Only the first line is what I added. LAN & Wireless LAN & Wireless
  9. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    I guess I am confused. Here is the setup sheet I am following:


    All the routing is setup in the client not the main router.

    If I understand this correctly, you setup up the client radio on one subnet which is usually 192.168.1.X and that matches the subnet that the router is on.

    You then setup another subnet 192.168.2.x for the machines that are connected to the client via the LAN connections.

    This then requires that you make a route from 192.168.1.X to 192.168.2.X.
    I can see this done correctly when I finish the advanced routing sections. The setup sheet above then takes you to the basic setup pages where you fill in more values and then change the IP address of the router from one subnet to the other. By that time the routing table no longer shows that the above connection has been made. I can still ping the radio at from the LAN which is setting at but when I try and ping across the link to it does not work.
  10. qingz

    qingz Network Guru Member

    The setup guide you referal which is actually I followed is pretty straight forward. You don't need to setup any routing in the client (the router you set at client mode), only need to add one line for routing in the main router.
    The rest of your description is correct. The wireless connection in the client act as a wan port of a normal router.
  11. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    I went back and setup up the route in my router. It is a BEFW11S4 so things are a little different but the routing table appears to come out correct.

    I have a laptop connected to the client which is setup per the URL above.

    When you hit survey, the client can see the router but I cannot ping it. Things are still not working. The laptop can ping and but it will not ping

    This is a pain to setup.

  12. qingz

    qingz Network Guru Member

    It seems the DNS is not setup correctly in the client. I guess you did not follow the guide "CLIENT setup step 3". Actually I found you do not need to follow the setp 3. The easiest way is to setup the client internet connection to be automatic config from DHCP. It will get everything from your router DHCP automatically.

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