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DD-WRT Prefinal5 Bug?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by joebloggs, May 6, 2005.

  1. joebloggs

    joebloggs Network Guru Member

    I am not sure if this is a bug or not, but I have Prefinal 5 installed and I am still suffering from the same problem as Alchemy1.0 where the router(in client mode) wanders to the stronger AP eventhough I have already specified an SSID to connect to. Is this a feature or a bug? It would be nice if the new firmware is able to connect to an AP using MAC instead of SSID.
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    did you try dd-wrt pre4?
  3. joebloggs

    joebloggs Network Guru Member

    Yes, I tried Pre4, but whenever I change the SSID to anything other than "linksys", the router stops responding and I would have to reset it and start all over. I didn't want to deal with these issues and opted to go with the latest Pre5 instead.
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    could you tell us what exactly you do to change the ssid. just needed some more info
  5. joebloggs

    joebloggs Network Guru Member

    I went into the "wireless" tab and change it under "basic settings". Then I go to the "status" tab under "wireless" and I see that the AP Signal is from another AP's MAC address.
  6. MilesTEG

    MilesTEG Network Guru Member

    Maybe i don't understand what is your problem, but I think I have the same configuration as you, but without any troubles (only the poor datarate on wifi)

    I have on the wireless client dhcpd with mac adress set up.

    Have you the same settings ?
  7. joebloggs

    joebloggs Network Guru Member

    You have your settings on AP mode. Mine is on Client mode under "wireless" tab. Try yours on Client mode and see if you have the same problem. Again, this happens when you have many APs to connect to. It automatically selects the strongest AP signal regardless of which AP you tell it to connect to via SSID.
  8. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    This is an Alchemy bug that is in DD-WR due to it's Alchemy origins.

    Apparently the bug has been fixed in Talisman...
  9. joebloggs

    joebloggs Network Guru Member

    I am not sure if BrainSlayer is aware of this bug or not, but part of this thread is to bring awareness to the problem. I hope he will have some time to fix this bug. Other than that, I am now a believer in DD-WRT.
  10. MilesTEG

    MilesTEG Network Guru Member

    ok, i don't have to set the mode in "client" because it won't work for my installation, my router serve my laptop in wifi... and I don't have any other hardware like router who can serve wifi...

    Sorry for misunderstanding, i believed tha AP and Client mode are the same... It was an error...

    I am impatient to see a new version of DDWRT merged to openWRT ;) :)

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