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WDS problem

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Roimeister, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Roimeister

    Roimeister LI Guru Member

    I have two routers running Tomato 1.06 in AP+WDS mode. Master is WRT54GL, Slave is WRT54G V2. Both routers have AP+WDS, G Only, samessid, samechannel, WPA+AES, Link with MAC of other router.

    Clients on each router connect to internet just fine. Clients on each router can see clients on their own router, but not clients on the other router. Clients on master router cannot ping slave router. Clients on slave router can ping master router. All clients are in the same Windows workgroup, but can only map drives to clients on the same router.

    Any ideas?

    TIA
     
  2. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Try posting your settings.

    I can see and ping connected clients from the master router. I can also share folders and data accross the bridged link.
     
  3. Roimeister

    Roimeister LI Guru Member

    Wow what a fluke this turned out to be...

    The WRT54Gv2 used to be my only router at my previous home. When I moved, I packed it up but left one computer connected for a few days. In my new home, I bought the GL, installed tomato, and have been a happy camper. When I got another desktop without a wireless card, I decided to use the WRT54Gv2 and WDS.

    By now you might guess what the problem was. In order to continue to use the one computer in my previous home, I had my computer cloning the MAC of the Gv2 since my ISP locked down connections to MAC. When I connected the Gv2, now there were two devices with the same MAC address on the same network... baaaaaaaaad baad baaaaaaaad

    Just by chance, I decided to look at the NIC configuration on the PC, noticed it was using a manually set MAC, deleted the manual MAC, and now all is well with a pair of tomatos.
     

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