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Cannot access secondary router after WDS

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by scrupul0us, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us LI Guru Member

    WDS Issues

    So I followed the WDS instructions on the tomato website

    I have statically assigned the WLAN mac to 10.1.1.2 on my network

    when I unplug the cAt5e cable that connects that router to my network I can no longer access the management interface, i have to plug it back in... ive double checked that wireless access is enabled

    any ideas?
     
  2. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us LI Guru Member

    Router 1:
    WAN - DHCP
    Router IP: 10.1.1.1
    Subnet - /24
    DNS - blank
    DHCP checked 10.1.1.100 - 10.1.1.150
    Wireless - enabled
    Mac - xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:FE
    Mode - AP + WDS
    B/G - Mixed
    SSID - SAMESSID
    Broadcast - no
    Channel - 10
    Security - WPA
    Enc - TKIP
    Sharedkey - SAMEKEY
    WDS - Link with
    WDS mac - xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:65

    Router 2:
    WAN - DISABLED
    Router IP: 10.1.1.2
    Subnet - /24
    DNS - 10.1.1.1
    DHCP - no
    Wireless - enabled
    Mac - xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:65
    Mode - AP + WDS
    B/G - Mixed
    SSID - SAMESSID
    Broadcast - no
    Channel - 10
    Security - WPA
    Enc - TKIP
    Sharedkey - SAMEKEY
    WDS - Link with
    WDS mac - xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:FE

    As noted, I've added the mac for router 2's wlan to the mac filter in router 1

    I've statically assigned the wlan mac of router 2 to the table in router 1

    when router 2 is cabled to the network everything works... once i disconnect the cable, all clients drop that are connected to that router and i can no longer access the web interface which is enabled on router 2

    device list on both routers shows:

    wds0.49153 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:FE etc...
    wds0.49153 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:65 etc...
     
  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    If I recall correctly, WPA/TKIP is not supported under WDS. Try using WPA2/AES.

    If that doesn't work, try setting up the WDS link with no wireless security, just to eliminate that as a possible factor. Once you have a link set up, then add the wireless security.
     

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