Problems with client mode (WiFi ethernet bridge)

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by mw1001, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    Hi everybody!

    I’m trying to run an extension from my wired network (Wireless Ethernet Bridge/client bridge), but I’m encountering some problems.

    The unit running as the AP is a WRTSL54GS with Thibor’s firmware (17rc3). The client is a WRT54GS v2 (i tried a few firmwares).
    Signal isn’t a problem, since they are about 5 meters apart, with 2 walls in the way. My notebook keeps connected @ 54mbps with “good signal” in the client’s room.

    When I setup, everything works fine. I’m able to ping the client router from my desktop (plugged directly to AP), I can use the HTPC, the PS and Xbox connected to the client (both plugged to client WRT54GS). But, after some time the connection is lost (happen faster without network activity).

    I've tested installing DD-WRT in both units. This doesn’t happen with DD-WRT running in AP and in the client. Then I switch back the AP to Thibor’s firmware and try running the client with DD-WRT, and the problem persist.
    The only way I founded to run without being disconnected is use DD-WRT. But this firmware don’t have any use to USB port.

    I don’t know if this is a bug or problem that a simple configuration in advanced WiFi options can solve.

    Thanks in advance to any help!
  2. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    What method, if any, of wireless encryption are you using? What version of dd-wrt did you use?
  3. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member


    I tried without encryption, WEP, WPA personal and WPA2 personal.
    The only one that’s never worked was WPA2. With the others happens the symptoms disabled at my last post.

    I tried DD-WRT beta v24 (04/25/2007) and the last official version (v23sp2).

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