Problems with (Advanced)Tomato Wireless Client Mode

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Linuss, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Linuss

    Linuss New Member Member

    Hi at all:

    I managed this task with dd-wrt but want to try out AdvancedTomato..

    This is what I did:
    1. change Advanced Settings/Virtual Wireless from Access Point to Client Mode
    2. change Advanced Settings/Routing Gateway to Router
    2. in Basic/network enter different ip-subnet with ip-adress from Router (not host)
    3 in Wireless Section change to Wireless Client, enter name of hostnetwork, right Channel (easy to identify by SCANning) and security options

    form this point there should be internet connection for wired clients like a laptop, right?
    ..but there isn't!
    In Status/Overview I can see that there is no WAN IP and connection.

    Am I missing something?
    After this task I planned to create a virtual Wireless network with encryption..
    Can I use the same Bridge for this or do I have to create a new one?

    Any help appreciated, working for hours on this..



    P.S.: The Router is an Asus RT-N18U
  2. eibgrad

    eibgrad Network Guru Member

    The fact the WAN ip doesn't show anything suggest the wireless client isn't getting connected. But I'm also concerned about changing from Gateway mode to Router mode. The latter disables NAT. And that's only going to work if you add a static route to the primary router for the local IP network behind the second router. For the time being, I would leave it set as Gateway until you prove the wireless client gets connected and everything else works. IOW, make one change at a time, confirm it, and only then move on to the next change.
  3. Linuss

    Linuss New Member Member

    Thx for your Reply!
    I tried changing to Gateway, but no success!
    I am not sure about the WAN (Basic/Network) settings either,
    i tried DHCP and disabled, nothing works..
  4. eibgrad

    eibgrad Network Guru Member

    As long as the wireless client gets connected, you don't have to change anything as far as the WAN configuration. DHCP should be fine. Sounds to me like you're simply not getting that wireless connected.
  5. txnative

    txnative Addicted to LI Member

  6. Linuss

    Linuss New Member Member

    hey guys, thanks for your answers, I've had no time in experimenting furthermore due to work..

    You were right, the problem is the wireless connection,
    when I log to the host router with a tablet and watch
    the wireless clients, I can see, that the client router is
    connecting for 2-3 seconds and then looses connection.

    Even disabling security on the host router didn't change
    this behaviour.. :(

    I remember, on dd-wrt I had to enter the host router ip adress
    /gateway in some place, isn't this necessary on tomato?

    The host router is a TP-link TL-WR1043ND with dd-wrt which
    works/worked like a charm for years.

    Any suggestions?

    Thx in advance,

  7. ustar_

    ustar_ New Member Member

    I am refreshing the thread, because I have same problem.
    I want to share WiFi smartphone connection and Tomato router should be a WiFi WAN client.
    It works when I set Wireless Ethernet Bridge, but I need Wireless Client, because from obvious reasons a smartphone should not act as server for all network!
    Unfortunately Wireless Client does not get DHCP, so no connection. Maybe a BUG in Tomato?
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