Client mode not obtaining an IP

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by samualIcky, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. samualIcky

    samualIcky Network Guru Member

    Hi all...

    I have two WRT45G's one is version 1.1 and the other is 2.0 both running Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv

    I have a cable connection coming into the house in an upstairs dormer. I would like to replace 1.1 box connected to the cable modem with the WRT45G 2.0 box (done).

    At the momment both boxes have the same SSID and router password... the boxes are named (Router Name) r1.1 and r2 with local ip addresses of and .10 DHCP starts at .100 with a max of 10 clients.

    r2 should be the gateway and r1.1 should be the repeater.

    When r1.1 is in client mode it can see r2... it can report its MAC address... channel... signal strength and ch noise. However it never obtains an IP address... neither box has WEP or WAP turned out... the firewalls are off as it loopback...

    :?: Why can't r1.1 obtain an IP address from r2?

    I tried the instructions from the Svaesoft forums as well as others

    Any ideas?
  2. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    When in client mode with Satori, the box does not obtain the IP, the PC or device connected to the client WRT makes the DHCP request.

    The IP on the client WRT stays the same.

  3. samualIcky

    samualIcky Network Guru Member

    So your saying if I unplug the cat5 from lan1 on the repeater... unplug the power from the repeater and let it reboot I should have a functional repeater?

    Whats the best way to test to r1.1 box (repeater)?

    The internet light never goes turns on for the r1.1 box... and no etry shows up entry for it ever shows up on the r2 box's dhcp table or client list...
  4. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    First, both WRTs cannot have the same IP address.

    Leave the cable modem conencted box as and set the client WRT to

    Second, the client WRT cannot have DHCP on.

    I also believe AP watchdog should be turned off on the client WRT (should not matter for the other AP).

    Now when you fire the client WRT up, it will not get a DHCP address, the device you connect to the client WRT will get the DHCP address.

  5. Marsha

    Marsha Network Guru Member

    Maybe there is some confusion about terms. When the WRT54 is in client mode, the "Internet" port is disabled, the WRT54 does NOT act as a repeater, rather it connects devices connected via wired ethernet on it's 4 ports to the AP WRT54 (in your case the v2 box) - consider that it is acting as a wireless bridge from wired clients to the wireless router. The attached clients will preform a DHCP request, and the client WRT54 will pass that request on the to DHCP server (in your v2 router) and it will return IP addresses for the clients. The client WRT54 will have a static IP set by you, as suggested above. Hope this helps
  6. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    Note about Satori4 and client-mode...There is only 1 device allowed to connect to the client-mode wrt. (so be careful of using the word "clients").

    In Alchemy multiple clients are allowed, but they will also reside on a separate subnet.

  7. samualIcky

    samualIcky Network Guru Member

    I'm fairly sure both boxes have watch dog off as i'm not really sure what its for... I'll have to check on that... when I get home...

    Both boxes do have different internal IP address... the r2 box (connect to the modem) is while r2 is set to and r2 dhcp starts .100

    I'll give it a try tonight...
  8. Marsha

    Marsha Network Guru Member

    Thank you - I had read that and then forgot the important point about only a single client.
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