Can you get DD-WRT to IGNORE a specific AP on the Network?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by D2149, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. D2149

    D2149 Addicted to LI Member

    One of the devices on my network is a Linksys WRT54GE repeater installed at the far end of the house and only used for WIFI in the Backyard/Patio area.

    Problem... I have a 54G v8 running V24 micro as a bridged repeater. Normally it connects to the main router as it should, but on the rare occasion where there is an interruption of the WIFI signal from the main router (54GL) DD-WRT micro goes out and grabs a signal from the 54GE repeater.

    The signal strength from this remote repeater is very weak and not something I want my weather radio broadcasts being uploaded through. I want the v8 to ONLY connect to the main router and NEVER attempt to connect to the repeater in the back of the house.

    I have looked through all the settings in the "Micro" version of v24 and have not been able to find any way to block access to that repeater using its MAC address etc. I can see that you can block access of clients, but not block access to specific APs.

    Any ideas? Or is this something that can't be done? For now I have turned that remote repeater off to prevent this scenario, but when summer comes around, that repeater gets a lot of use, and I have no doubt that my v8 is going to latch onto it at some point. Once it does, the only way get it back on the main router is to do a reboot of the v8.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. koolkid1935

    koolkid1935 Addicted to LI Member

    The MAC filter list is also applied when in client/bridge/repeater mode. I have tested this at home and when my main AP is listed in the filter list and it is set to prevent those in the list from connecting my bridge won't associate with the main AP. When I set it to allow only those listed it will connect right up. My main router/AP is a WRT610N running DD-WRT 14438M K2.6 and the bridge is an Asus WL500gP running DD-WRT 14583M.
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