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Management of WET router

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by GoodKarma, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. GoodKarma

    GoodKarma LI Guru Member

    I have two WRT54GL routers running Thibor 15c. They are rock stable with the 15c firmware! Router A is set-up to interface with the WAN, and Router B is set-up in Wireless Bridge Mode (WET).

    The routers are configured per the Basic WET set-up as described on the Thibor website...

    Internet Connection Type: DHCP
    Router IP:
    DHCP Server: Enabled
    Wireless Mode: Access Point

    Internet Connection Type: Disabled
    Router IP:
    DHCP Server: Disabled
    Wireless Mode: WET

    My problem: I can't access Router B's management page from any computer on the network (even the computer attached to Router B). When I try to access I always get a "page not found" error. The only way I can access the mgt page or make changes to the configuration is to do a hard reset of the router and re-enter all of the settings. There must be a better way.

    I suspect the problem is due to the fact that Router B is on its own subnet...but how do I get around this? Any help is appreciated.
  2. GoodKarma

    GoodKarma LI Guru Member

    After playing around a bit more, I may have solved my own problem.

    I reassigned Router B (the WET router) an ip address of While this is not consistant with the original WET instructions, keeping everything on the same subnet doesn't seem to break the ethernet bridge and allows seamless management from any computer on the network.

    Are there any drawbacks to this approach of which I should be aware?
  3. tjg2121

    tjg2121 LI Guru Member

    The PC that you use to access the router must have an IP on the same subnet as the router itself. What you need to do is:

    Set the WET router's IP back to
    Tempoarily set your pc's IP to one on the same subnet, such as

    To change your pc's IP, go to (this is for Windows obviously), Control Panel / Network connections. Right-click "local area connection" and select properties. Click the line for TCP/IP and then the Properties button. Go to the tab where it says how your pc gets an IP addr. It is probably set to "automatic." Change it to static and enter with a subnet of You should then be able to access the router. Change it back to automatic when everything is working the way you want it to.

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