Airport Express w/WRT54G, WPA, and WDS?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mjhhmb, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. mjhhmb

    mjhhmb Guest


    Seen a lot of posts, no definitive answers. I'm trying to use an Airport Express to connect wirelessly to my WRT54G (Tomato 1.17) w/ WDS so I can connect a DirecTV PVR to the ethernet port. Also want to use airtunes to my stereo.

    I can see the Airport Express show up in the device list, but it is unable to get an IP address. Has anyone got this to work w/ WPA enabled?

  2. hrts

    hrts LI Guru Member

    Same problem here! Airport connects to the WRT54GL v1.1 (Tomato 1.16) but is not able to get the IP.
    The Mac has an reserved IP in DHCP.
    Help needed!
  3. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    Have you looked at the official Tomato FAQ? There is a nice sample WDS setup in there.

    In that example, the secondary WDS router doesn't "get" an IP from the primary router.
  4. hrts

    hrts LI Guru Member

    In my particular case WDS is not enabled. The WRT54GL is stand alone Access Point.
    I've erased the static DHCP entry and the MACBook got an IP for about 20 seconds. After that 20 seconds altough bout the router and ipconfig on MacBook show the IP, I can't browse the Internet.
    My Windows laptop works fine - in fact I am writing from it this message.
    The MacBook worked with the router in last month but with dd-wrt.
    Since I moved on Tomato my MacBook is left aside...

    May 6 21:08:13 unknown dnsmasq[116]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 00:1e:xx:xx:xx:xx
    May 6 21:08:13 unknown dnsmasq[116]: DHCPACK(br0) 00:1e:xx:xx:xx:xx MacBook
    May 6 21:08:19 unknown kernel: device tap0 entered promiscuous mode
    May 6 21:08:19 unknown kernel: br0: port 3(tap0) entering learning state
    May 6 21:08:19 unknown kernel: br0: port 3(tap0) entering forwarding state
    May 6 21:08:19 unknown kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
    May 6 21:08:59 unknown cron.warn crond[93]: time disparity of 20168288 minutes detected

    Late edit: got the solution from another post: disable NAT Loopbak

    Now my Mackbook is able to get the IP correctly.
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