DD WRT on WRT54G... and issue with my WAP54G as repeater

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by lcrouzet42, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. lcrouzet42

    lcrouzet42 Network Guru Member

    Dear all,

    I have a little issue since I flashed my WRT54G with the DD-WRT Firmware of Brainslayer (I thank him for his great work !)

    Everything is ok on my WRT54G since then.
    BUT I have a WAP54G in repeater mode behind this WRT54G.

    My issue is that now, the WAP54G does not work anymore : when I connect a computer directly on the WAP54G, the DHCP function of the WAP54G does not work anymore, so my computer can no more be connected to the WRT54G through the WAP54G.

    I think that there is only a simple thing to do (on DD-WRT probably) to let all that working again, but I am not a real geek...

    As that does not work anymore, I also add the HyperWAP firwmare to my WAP54G, as I thought that that could help.
    The hyperWAP works well also... but the link between my WRT54G and my WAP54G remains broken.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  2. lcrouzet42

    lcrouzet42 Network Guru Member

    I should add that I built my network WITHOUT ANY protection (WAP or WEP).

    Therefore, my issue is not to use the WAP protection with the bad WAP54G firwmare (as I have now the 2.07 firmware on my WAP54G, not compatible with WAP, as said on the Linksys official website :
    "Note:WPA does not work in Wireless Bridge/Repeater mode in this release").

    I am trying everything I can to fix my (little?) issue...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :thumb:

  3. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    So you have a WRT54G with DD-WRT connected to a WAP54G running hyperWAP. The WAP54G is a "repeater" so I assume you are using WDS?

    Have you checked the couple of things that are not compatible with WDS.
    Check that:
    Loopback is disabled on the WRT and WAP
    DHCP is disabled on the WAP
    WRT and WAP are using the same channel, (SSID - update, checked my old WDS notes and the SSID can be different)
    You are using the right MAC address for the WDS setup
  4. Nimdae

    Nimdae Network Guru Member

    Enable "lazy" WDS and see if this fixes it. If it does, consider using the more strict WDS that requires the MAC of the WAP to be entered.
  5. lcrouzet42

    lcrouzet42 Network Guru Member

    To Nimdae and CouleDouce : thanks for your answers !

    That is working again now.

    CouleDouce, you were true : I had an issue with my WDS settings and my loopback was also enabled.

    Many thanks for your help. :thumb:

    With 70mW on both Linksys, that is working well again.

    I am NOT using ANY encryption security (no WEP, no WAP...) BUT I only allow the MAC Address of my computers, so that no new computer can be connected to the network before I allow it.

    Do you think that the security is good enough like this?
  6. callous

    callous Network Guru Member


    Any signal sent without encryption can be intercepted and viewed as is. This means while they cannot use your internet connection, they can view the contents of it without a problem.

    WPA and WEP can fix that.
  7. lcrouzet42

    lcrouzet42 Network Guru Member

    ok Callous.
    I will fix that in the future with WEP encryption.

    Thanks for your answer.

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