e3000(dd-wrt) repeater to netgear wndr3400

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by techy, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. techy

    techy Network Guru Member


    I have a netgear wndr3400 as my base router connected to my cable modem and a linksys E3000 running dd-wrt v24sp1 which I want o use as a repeater/wds. I am using the 5G band for that. For some reason the repeater mode does not work. E3000 can connect to netgear but the wired/wireless clients on E3000 cannot connect to internet. If I use repeater bridge on E3000, then everything works, but due to MAT (Mac address translation) I see some intermittent issue using for example VNC sometimes blocks. I tried WDS (netgear calls it repeater mode), and I am able to connect, but the connection is very flaky and intermittent.

    My questions are:

    1. Why does repeater mode not work? It thought that did not require any support from Netgear box.
    2. How can I make wds stable?
    3. Would it make any difference if I was using 2.4G for interconnection vs 5G?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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