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Wireless Client Mode with Tomato Flashed Devices

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by lobsterdog, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. lobsterdog

    lobsterdog Addicted to LI Member

    I'm having a problem with my home setup. I have 2 Linksys WRT54GL's both flashed with Tomato firmware 1.21. One is running as an Access Point and works perfectly. The second is configured as a Wireless Client but the computers that are connected to it can't access anything (external websites) besides the router it is connected to. The second router can connect to and get an IP address from the first. The second device worked as a wireless client when it was configured to connect to a standard factory D-Link router (that has since broke).

    Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. lobsterdog

    lobsterdog Addicted to LI Member

    More Info

    Router connected to Cable Modem (everything works)
    LAN
    Router MAC Address 00:21:
    Router IP Address 192.168.1.1
    Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
    DHCP 192.168.1.100 - 149

    Wireless
    MAC Address 00:21:
    Wireless Mode Access Point
    B/G Mode Mixed B+G
    Radio Enabled
    SSID XXXXX
    Security WPA Personal (PSK) + TKIP
    Channel 6 - 2.437 GHz


    2nd Router

    WAN
    MAC Address 00:1D
    Connection Type DHCP
    IP Address 192.168.1.139
    Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
    Gateway 192.168.1.1
    DNS 192.168.1.1
    MTU 1500

    Status: Connected
    Connection Uptime: 0 days, 00:32:57
    Remaining Lease Time: 0 days, 23:27:03

    LAN
    Router MAC Address 00:1D:
    Router IP Address 192.168.1.2
    Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
    DHCP 192.168.1.100 - 149

    Wireless
    MAC Address 00:1D:
    Wireless Mode Wireless Client
    B/G Mode Mixed B+G
    Radio Enabled
    SSID XXXXX
    Security WPA Personal (PSK) + TKIP
    Channel 6 - 2.437 GHz
    RSSI -60dBm
    Noise -98dBm
    Signal Quality 38
     
  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    What is WAN of 2nd router (wireless client) connected to? It should be disabled.
    Also, "wireless client" should have
    - DHCP disabled
    - Router mode (although this should not matter - WAN is disabled)
    - Default gateway: 192.168.1.1
    - DNS server 192.168.1.1
    - Wired clients connected only to LAN ports.
     
  4. lobsterdog

    lobsterdog Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the response.

    The physical WAN port of the 2nd router is not connected to anything.

    I tried it with WAN set as DHCP (gave me an error saying WAN must be specified in Wireless Client Mode)

    The computer is connected through the LAN port.

    WAN
    Connection Type DHCP
    Gateway 192.168.1.1
    DNS 192.168.1.1
    Status Connected

    LAN
    Router IP Address 192.168.1.2
    DHCP Disabled
     
  5. lobsterdog

    lobsterdog Addicted to LI Member

    Turns out it's a DNS problem but I still can't figure out how to fix it.
     
  6. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    On your wireless client, under Basic > Network, specify static DNS as indicated
    Notwithstanding those settings on the wireless client; if your wireless client's DHCP server is disabled, and your PCs connected via this wireless client gets their IP address, netmask, default gateway, and DNS server from your router1, there should be no problem - these PCs should connect via the wireless client to router1 (which is their default gateway AND DNS server) and out to the internet.
     
  7. HokieJoe

    HokieJoe Guest

    Main router: D-Link DIR 655

    <<< WRE54G Wireless range extender >>>

    Client router: WRT54G v2.2 running latest Tomato firmware

    Running "G" only.

    I have everything running on Wireless Ethernet Bridge Mode right now- no problems. The problem is, all the computers on the network can see the shares available on all computers. I thought I might be able to firewall the two PC's connected (via wire) to the Client router from the rest of the network, but I've had no luck. I need these two computers hooked to client router to speak with each other via file share and printer sharing, but be invisible to the rest of the network.

    Will wireless client mode work in this configuration? Do I put the client router on a different subnet? I tried it once but it said the WAN interface(?) had to be enabled. Does that sound correct? Not sure what I'm doing here and would appreciate anyone's help.

    Joe

    BTW, this Tomato firmware is pretty cool. :)
     

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