HELP! DHCP not working?! w/ HyperWrt 1.3

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by mojojojo627, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. mojojojo627

    mojojojo627 Network Guru Member

    Did a nice safe firmware upgrade. Kudos on the firmware by the way, I'm looking at the DHCP table,...and there's nobody on it!

    At the same time, after installing the firmware
    Windows XP (SP1) decides that I now connect to the internet through an internet gateway,...which I try to disable, but it keeps coming back.

    Never saw this before with Svesoft Satori, what did I do wrong?

    Everything firmware related is default, so what is going on? Thanks for assistance here,

    Roadrunner->WRT54G->Ethernet->XP Computer

    BTW WRT54G DCHP is enabled, and everything shows that it is.
  2. mojojojo627

    mojojojo627 Network Guru Member

    odd solution

    Apparently by disabling the Internet Gateway numerous times, I eventually forced Windows to cut it out, and now I have an appropriate DHCP assigned to me.

    Kind of odd, just went away after 2 hours. Anybody know what I did/ didn't do/ what to do if it comes back.
  3. dadaniel

    dadaniel Network Guru Member

    I had the same problem yesterday......but after a restart i never saw it again.

    I have WinXP SP2.

    What the hell is this internet gateway symbol?
  4. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    I've no idea why your DHCP isn't working, but:

    The "Internet Gateway" you refer to is actually the router itself acting as a UPNP-supporting device. The messages all of you are seeing are due to the fact that UPNP is enabled by default (IMHO, a wise decision). Sveasoft and other firmwares have this disabled by default.

    UPNP is basically a lot of things, but one of the most commonly-used features is with MSN Messenger (not "Messenger" or "Windows Messenger"), where the client itself can request the router dynamically open and forward a port to the LAN host, so that file transfers, webcam, voice chat, etc. can work without any sort-of port forwarding (it's impossible to do anyways, due to the horrid nature of the protocol -- thanks, Microsoft...). If you're like me and rely on this, UPNP is a Good Thing(tm).

    It's unrelated to your DHCP problem though. :)
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