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Create an Access Point to my Satellite Reciver using a WRT54G V5 connected to a AT&T 2Wire 2701hg-b

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by tico111, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. tico111

    tico111 Addicted to LI Member


    The satellite receiver has an ethernet input and it has to be connected to avoid Dish network connection fees. Unfortunately, my dsl wireless modem is too far away to run a cable to connected directly to the dsl modem.

    The dsl modem has 4-port 10/100 Ethernet connections.I would like to create an Access Point to my Satellite Reciver using a WRT54G V5 connected to a AT&T 2Wire 2701hg-b Modem.

    I am new to this and a lot of the tutorials and information do not make a lot of sense to me.

    I just downloaded the tomatoe 1 27 and will be playing around with the settings, but if you kind enough to spend a few minutes helping me, I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you, :eek:
  2. tico111

    tico111 Addicted to LI Member

    It took some reading and work but I finally got it working with

    DD-WRT v24-sp2 (07/22/09) micro
    (SVN revision 12548M NEWD Eko)

    However, the connection is not always active and I can't get it to work if I set up security settings.

    I patched the default mac address listed 00:40:77:BB:55:01 and not the original one ( i guess)

    I can see the 2wire modem under settings, wireless, wireless nodes, wireless access points but it says it is not connected.

    Here is what I have listed.

    MAC Address00:40:77:BB:55:03
    RadioRadio is On
    ModeClient Bridge
    SSIDHercules' Den
    TX Power71 mW
    Rate54 Mbps
    Encryption - Interface wl0Disabled
    PPTP StatusDisconnected

    Received (RX)
    100%1815 OK, no error
    Transmitted (TX)
    100%1369 OK, no error

    Under system settings

    Dish Router
    Router Model Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS
    LAN MAC00:40:77:BB:55:01
    WAN MAC00:40:77:BB:55:02
    Wireless MAC00:40:77:BB:55:03
    WAN IPDisabled
    LAN IP192.168.1.6

    It order to get it to connect again, I need to change the ip address and reboot. But it won't last too long.

    What can I do to have it always connected and active ?
  3. tico111

    tico111 Addicted to LI Member

    WRT54G v5 keeps dropping the connection. I just about had it with this.
  4. tico111

    tico111 Addicted to LI Member

    It was matter of giving it some time. My little Frankenstein works fine, knocking on wood.
  5. OldPhil

    OldPhil Addicted to LI Member

    If you have the time post what was needed to get it fixed, someone else may need your expertise!

  6. tico111

    tico111 Addicted to LI Member

    Remember to write down your router original's MAC address.
    Look for the right software to patch, in my case I used

    DD-WRT v24-sp2 (07/22/09) micro
    (SVN revision 12548M NEWD Eko)

    Read this carefully and you will be fine.




    Also, remember to cancel all wireless security first and disable your firewall. You can turn this settings on later on.

    Here is an important reference page


    read the part about
    "CDFB = WRT54G v5.0 / BCM5352EKPB Chipset < the one to stay away from"

    I used this model and version and was able to create a bridge, so something may be wrong with that post.

    Another page to read,


    And one more for kicks.

    The best advice is to read, read more and go for it.

    Good luck,

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