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Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by neuber, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. neuber

    neuber LI Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G v3.1 router running Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15c wired to an internet connection via Cable Modem. And a WRT54GL v1.1 running Hyperwrt2.1b1 + Thibor15c not connected to any wired connection.
    I want the GL router to work as a wireless repeater, bouncing the wireless signal of my G router. So far this is not as easy as I originally thought.

    Here's what I've tried:
    Basic Settings
    Internet Connection Type----DHCP--------Disabled
    Router IP-----------------
    DHCP Server----------------Enabled------Disabled
    LAN Gateway-----------------N/A-------
    LAN DNS----------------------N/A-------
    Basic Wireless Settings
    Wireless Mode--------Access Point +WDS----WDS
    Remote Bridges Wireless--MACof WRT_B--MAC of WRT_A

    What am I doing wrong?
    Does anyone have step-by-step instructions?
  2. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    Don't you need the second router to be AP+WDS too if you want the second router to serve wireless clients as well?

    You may want to ensure both the SSID and channel are the same on both routers.

    Also, what MAC addresses are you using? Try using the site_survey page (under one of the administration pages) to discover the two routers wireless MACs. They may be different from the MAC addresses you are using. I'm not a network expert, but it seems such routers have at least three different MAC addresses each.

    One way to find out is to disable MAC address restriction first and just allow any WDS connections. See if this is working; then you know it's a MAC issue.
  3. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    for reference, the wireless MAC is 2 higher than on the label, ie if the label is xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:aa, the wireless MAC would end in ac
    aa would be LAN mac
    ab would be WAN mac
    ac would be Wireless mac
  4. neuber

    neuber LI Guru Member

    OK told it " link with any WDS device" still no dice.
  5. neuber

    neuber LI Guru Member

    Working....sort of.....

    I have it working thru the Wired connection of the WRT54GL router.
    But I can not get it to work thru wireless on the GL?

    It doesn't even show the GL router as an available network.

  6. neuber

    neuber LI Guru Member

    Thank you to everyone.....don't know what did it....but it's working....thanks

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