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Bridging Help -- can this be done

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by pinkysmallz, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. pinkysmallz

    pinkysmallz Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G V2 running Satori 4.0. Here is my situation, I live in a building that has a T1 in it pre-wired to all the apts. They run an internal LAN through the building, not giving us live IP addresses and all of that good stuff. In order to get certain things on my network to work properly (a.k.a. TiVo) I need to have them connected directly to the network (not through my router). Everything else works fine through the router, but apparently this double NAT stuff is giving me some other problems.

    Alright, so I need to make it so that my WRT54G acts only as an AP. It needs to not assign anything on my local LAN and allow all traffic to pass through. It also needs to allow the buildings DHCP server to assign IP addresses to both my wired and wireless devices. I tried fooling around with setting my router to Client mode, but I am not really sure how it works and I didn't want to mess anything up without asking someone first (since there is probably an easy way). So if anyone knows how to do this, please let me know. I am not sure whether to hook up my internet to a LAN port or WAN port on my router and how to configure the router. Thanks in advance, I REALLY apppreciate it!
     
  2. ajk

    ajk Network Guru Member

    I installed the Satori firmware, and used the Client mode on it.
    The other router I upgraded to the latest Linksys firmware, and connected it to the cable modem.

    The Router is set to 192.168.1.1, the Client is set to 192.168.1.2.

    I made sure they both know about each other's MAC's.
    The two boxes use MAC filtering, WEP/128bits and

    The config looks like this:

    laptop <wire> WRT54G/satori/client-mode <air> WRT54G/latest-fw/router <wire> cable-modem

    So, the laptop booted, and was able to get DHCP from the router, and then I was able to ping the client, the router, and another PC wired in the router.

    I was also able to go to external websites, etc...

    I think the config is similar to what you're trying to do.
     
  3. ajk

    ajk Network Guru Member

    WRT54G and satori 4.0

    It's me again.

    My little system worked for a while, and then croaked.

    The Satori-equiped WRT54G would work for a very short time, and then stop sending wireless traffic. When it works, the other router sees 2 MACs, one of them is the WRT54G's wireless mac, and the other is its WAN mac.

    I reset to factory defaults and reinstalled the firmware, and tried again, same story....

    After power-cycling the satori, I can ping it over the air for less than a minute, and then it stops working and stops showing up on the other router's wireless client list.

    So, I reinstalled the linksys firmware, reset to factory defaults, and packed it away :( I am back to one router, one very long wire and a hub on the other side.

    PS: I have disabled loopback on the satori client, as advised in other posts.
     
  4. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    Disable DHCP on the WRT and connect it to your apt LAN via one of the switch ports. (and run it in AP mode)

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