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WDS internet sharing

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by 123kid, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. 123kid

    123kid Network Guru Member

    Hello
    I have followed the guide to sharing internet over WDS but it does not seem to work. I can ping both computers, but try internet and does not work. The Firmware is DD-WRT version 22r2. OneLoc question since you shut off DHCP on the one without the internet connected AP2 does it matter the IP address you place on the computer?

    both WRT54G
    SSID same for both and channel

    Ap1
    internet DHCP
    local ip 192.168.1.1
    subnet 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.1.1
    DHCP server enabled

    Ap2
    internet DHCP
    local ip 192.168.1.2
    subnet 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.1.1
    DHCP server disabled

    Thanks
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the PC would need to be withing the same IP range as the routers.. ie 192.168.1.3 and make sure gateway on router is @ 192.168.1.1
     
  3. 123kid

    123kid Network Guru Member

    I changed the address on the computer to 192.168.1.3 but it did not make a difference, and the routers gateway is 192.168.1.1. Any other ideas, is there something i need to do so the router with the internet knows about the other router so it will go to the WAN.
     
  4. 123kid

    123kid Network Guru Member

    The router will not let the WDS router connect to the WAN because it is not in DHCP server client list, so how do I get there, or get around this?
     
  5. aaaaaa

    aaaaaa Network Guru Member

    That isn't the problem.

    Try leaving the gateway on the router (ap1) set to default (0.0.0.0) and disabling Internet on ap2 (rather than setting it to DHCP). I believe the former is your problem, and the latter shouldn't matter.
     
  6. whatsthedeal

    whatsthedeal Network Guru Member

    leave the gateway blank on both routers - at least that's how i have mine set up. and like aaaaaa said, the internet mode should be set to "disabled".
     
  7. 123kid

    123kid Network Guru Member

    actually I do have internet set to disabled it is wrong on the first post. I tried changing the gateway and it did not make a difference. Does any one know if DD-wrt final #22r2 version support doing this?
     
  8. whatsthedeal

    whatsthedeal Network Guru Member

  9. 123kid

    123kid Network Guru Member

    Yes, that is the guide I followed, but I used the same gateway for both like in the actual picture of the screen. Has any one had v22 work with WDS and Internet sharing?
     
  10. 123kid

    123kid Network Guru Member

    I have now tried DD-wrt version 23 without any success, anyone have any ideas?

    AP1
    internet DHCP
    Local 192.168.1.1
    Subnet 255.255.255.0
    Gateway 192.168.1.1
    Local DHCP

    AP2
    internet Disabled
    Local 192.168.1.2
    Subnet 255.255.255.0
    Gateway 192.168.1.1
    Local Disabled
     
  11. aaaaaa

    aaaaaa Network Guru Member

    Yes, it works on v22r2 and v23. You are doing something wrong. If you have MAC filtering enabled (as described in that guide), disable it.
     
  12. 123kid

    123kid Network Guru Member

    Ok, if I plug the computer into AP1 which is the one connected to the internet and the one with DHCP server enabled, ok so it give the computer the IP address ex. 192.168.1.100, now I unplug it and plug it into AP2 the one set to WDS with DHCP disabled so it does not give out IP address so the computer still has the IP address from AP1 and is in the DHCP client list on AP1. Bang the internet works through AP2.

    So only if the computer is in AP1 DHCP client list can I get to the internet.

    Also say I place a static IP address on the computer and plug it into AP1 which is connect to the internet and has the DHCP server enabled it will not let me connect to the internet on that computer. it will only let me connect to the internet if I place that computer to accept IP address and I get a IP address from AP1 and then it will place the computer in the DHCP client list.

    I bet if i can get a computer that is not in the DHCP client list to get to the internet my problems will be solved. So how do I setup the AP so a computer with a static IP address will be able get to the WAN.

    Thanks
     
  13. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i use dd-wrt beta in wds........
    mac sure you have the wireless mac address of both routers in the wds field.........
     

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