Help: No Internet connection for WDS clients

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mastakebob, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. mastakebob

    mastakebob Addicted to LI Member

    Hoping someone can help me out cause I'm outta ideas about this problem I'm having.

    Problem: WDS is not allowing any computers not connected directly to the Internet Router to access the Internet. So the computers that are connected via wired/wireless to the Internet router (straight Belkin router) can connect to the Internet, but any computer connected to the second router (connected via WDS) isn't able to get out of my private network to the rest of the Internet.

    Setup: Router "A" (Belkin F5D7230-4, just a basic router) is connected to the net and is the 'primary' router. Router "B" (Linksys WRT54GL reflashed with Tomato) is connected wirelessly through WDS to Router A. Router A is connected to clients both by ethernet cables and wireless 802.11G. Router B is connected to a client by ethernet cable (and hopefully in the future to wireless clients once I get the basics working).

    Symptoms: I know WDS is working because the client connected to Router B is able to ping Router A, and connect to the other clients of A. However, the Router B client cannot reach the Internet. All Router A clients can reach the Internet no problem. and they can ping the clients of Router B. I have set the default gateway of Router B to the internal IP of Router A (, which is the default Belkin IP). None of the systems I'm testing are using DHCP (I gave them all static IPs for the testing part).

    Anyone have any ideas on why this might be happening? Thanks in advance for any help...
  2. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    On router "B", did you disable WAN and configure static DNS with IP address of router "A" as in example in Tomato FAQ?
  3. mastakebob

    mastakebob Addicted to LI Member

    Hmmmm, I actually just went back and tested everything again w/out changing anything, and now it seems to be working. Maybe I just needed to power cycle everything for all my settings to take from last time. Also, I think Kubuntu doesn't like changing network settings without a reboot, which mighta been my problem when I was working on it before.

    But yes, I had disabled the WAN on the Router B. However, I don't have any static DNS's set, and it still seems to be working (probably nothing major, but I figured I'd throw it out there as an FYI).

    So, case closed, and thanks for the quick response.
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