Problem with Tomato in Client Mode - the field "wl_auth" is invalid?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Skurvy_Pirate, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Skurvy_Pirate

    Skurvy_Pirate LI Guru Member

    Hi, I'm trying to use a Linksys WRT54G to receive signal from my main router so I can connect video games systems, etc to it. I have done it before using the Tomato firmware and haven't had a problem. For some reason I am having some troubles this time though.

    I select wireless client, enter in the main router's SSID, then the type of encryption (WEP), then select 128bit, and the main router is using the second key, so in that field I input the routers key, and select the key 2 radio button. Then when I go to save it starts saving, then gives me the error:
    the field "wl_auth" is invalid. Please report this.

    The only think I can think that is different is using key 2 instead of 1, but it still shouldn't be a problem I don't think. I searched forums and google and couldn't find anything on this error.

    Thanks for any help,
  2. Skurvy_Pirate

    Skurvy_Pirate LI Guru Member

    Well I got it to work. I just completely reset and tried again and this time it worked. It is connected to the main router it looks like from the status screen, but I can't connect to the internet or anything.
  3. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member


    Its difficult to make a suggestion as its hard to understand exactly what you are doing based on what you have posted. This looks like a setup problem to me in the config either in the main router or the 2nd router. But again, hard to tell.

    I suggest you follow the instructions for wds. There are links to those instructions, FAQ on Tomato's web site. With WDS WPA AES encryption works fine. Not sure about WEP.
  4. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    I can confirm that WDS works fine with WEP128, though I've since switched to WPA.

    Some sources claim that with WDS/WEP128, you can actually use a different SSID for each router. In that way, a wireless client can choose which AP to talk to. I haven't tried this myself, though.
  5. jnappert

    jnappert LI Guru Member

    Yes. It's true. Currently running 7 WRTG54s in WDS Mode/WEP128. Each of them has its own SSID.
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