Accessing Tomato GUI in wireless client mode

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by oyesteban, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. oyesteban

    oyesteban Guest


    I'm having a problem accessing the Tomato GUI in my Linksys WRT54GL.

    Here's my setup:

    Upstairs - Modem -(wired)- Microsoft wireless router -(wired) - PC

    Downstairs - Linksys WRT54GL running Tomato 1.21 in wireless client mode -(wired)- Xbox running XBMC

    I use the Xbox to stream media from upstairs to my television downstairs, and everything was working well until today.

    I had to reset the Microsoft wireless router today, and in so doing reset my WEP key. My Linksys router is running in wireless client mode and is set with the old WEP key, so it is no longer picking up my wireless signal.

    Trouble is, I can't seem to connect to the Tomato GUI to change the settings. I've tried and only get the "Problem loading page" page in Firefox. I'm also unable to ping the Linksys router.

    I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks!
  2. ndoggac

    ndoggac Network Guru Member

    There is a setting in Tomato to allow/disallow GUI access from a wireless client. You may have to temporarily plug in with a wire to change the setting to allow changes from wireless clients.
  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    From where are you attempting to connect to the router? If you're trying to connect from one of your upstairs machines, of course it won't work. You are attempting to connect to the router GUI from the router equivalent of the Internet. In Wireless Client mode, the radio connection acts like a wired WAN connection would, except it is wireless.

    The GUI access from wireless client is irrelevant here, since the radio of the WRT54GL is not acting as an access point. You need to plug a laptop or something into one of the LAN ports of the WRT54GL.
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