Help With WRT54G In Client Mode

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bkrosco, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. bkrosco

    bkrosco Network Guru Member

    I've got two WRT54G's installed at a client site. They both have Satori firmware. One is configured as a AP, the other is in client mode. All they are doing is linking to wired networks.

    They have been having problems with the link between the two dropping. They then have to reset the client WRT54G to re-establish the link.

    Any input on how to solve the problems with the dropped connection? Or at least if it drops, how to re-establish without having to cycle power. Would I be better off using Linksys firmware on the AP and only having Satori on the client WRT54G?

    It's possible a weak signal is partly to blame. I'm going to move the two units closer together tomorrow and see if that helps. What's a acceptable signal to noise ratio? The transfer rate seems to bounce around from 36 all the way down to 11.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. andnicky

    andnicky Guest

    Satori client connects only one device

    Satori client does bridging and supports only one connected device. Not sure if actual limit is 1 MAC address or 1 IP or both. When I tried connecting a router to do NAT and appear as one device I still had problems but did not fully pursue them.

    See thread at and others

    Alchemy client does routing, not bridging, and supports multiple devices, though my link is not as stable as I'd like yet either. Some people recommend rssi of -55 to -65, but another claims good results with -75 or lower (but no interfering signals).

    My stability seems to improve a bit when I hard-code both ends to a lower speed, say 18 or 24 Mbps, but my rssi is -72 to -80. (and a homebrew corner reflector from didn't seem to change it.)

    One user suggests configuring two Satori boxes for WDS mode instead of AP and client, but I haven't tried that yet.

    Good luck!
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