SP2 Wireless Ethernet Bridge

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by GOPer, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. GOPer

    GOPer Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G v4 as the AP and the other WRT54G routers (2) in wireless ethernet bridge mode. From time to time the wireless ethernet bridges loose connection with the access point.

    Now when I flash the AP with Tomato or HyperWRT, the problem goes away. Anyone had this problem with DD-WRT SP2?
  2. fastpakr

    fastpakr Network Guru Member

    Like this?
    Yeah - it's KILLING me. I set up two sites last week with DD-WRT in a bridge client configuration. Both places are having problems like you describe, so I've pretty well eliminated equipment and RF sources (especially on the point to multi site where it's 25+ miles from the nearest cell signal, no WLAN's detected, etc). I'm testing a G54S flashed with Tomato right now. For tonight it's connected to another G54S with DD-WRT v23SP2 on it, but tomorrow I'll set up another one in AP mode with Tomato so I can test a pure Tomato environment as well.
  3. GOPer

    GOPer Network Guru Member

    I'm sure you will not have any problem with bridge client configuration using Tomato or HyperWRT,they worked great in bridge client configuration.
  4. fastpakr

    fastpakr Network Guru Member

    Were you switching both the client and the AP to Tomato? I'm just trying to figure out where the problem lies. I ran a constant ping overnight to the Tomato bridge client and it only dropped six, but I suspect that all of those ocurred during the midnight scheduled reboot of the AP which I forgot to disable.
  5. GOPer

    GOPer Network Guru Member

    I had the AP running DD-WRT and the clients ran Tomato and HyperWRT.
    I then ran Tomato on the AP for a week with no problem, then I ran HyperWRT on the AP, still no problem. Both test ran for a week. I went back you DD-WRT SP2, then in about 3 days the clients would loose connection.

    My config now is: AP -HyperWRT, and client1 (Tomato) and client2 (HyperWRT).

    My laptop would loose wireless connect with the AP when DD-WRT was installed.
  6. fastpakr

    fastpakr Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the info. I've configured a test scenario of a G54S as AP with two more G54S's in bridge client mode, all running Tomato 1.04. No problems so far, will monitor all weekend.
  7. GOPer

    GOPer Network Guru Member

    Let me know what happens
  8. HarshReality

    HarshReality Network Guru Member

    No followups? The problem still exists you know... 2.2 running WRT as an AP and it drops constantly (regardless of the settings on the wiki and what not w & wo p2p software) yet Tomato 1.07 I can hammer internally and hit 2M trandsfers for 2 hours at a time and not fail.

    Which is the lesser of 2 evils? I HAVE to have my connection stable yet I love the options offered by DDWRT
  9. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    I had the same issue after 8 months of no trouble. I figured upgrading to dd-wrt v23 SP3 might help, no deal. Then I tried WDS with my WRT54GL and WRT54Gv3. Rock steady now for 4 weeks with no drops/disconnects. The routers are about 40 feet apart with a 50% signal quality. Only drawback is WDS cuts the speed in half to the client but I have 10M download so we don't really notice a difference.
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