Victik's ARP mod and time on wds slave?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jsmiddleton4, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Victek's ARP mod and time on wds slave?

    Found another odd thing and have no idea what it means or if its just a setup thing.

    I am using Victek's mod/tweak which adds ARP binding. I am running 2 routers in WDS mode. The main router dhcp server router gets the time from NTP servers for US fine. The slave router, non dhcp wds router, will only get time from a time server if I turn OFF the ARP stuff for a moment. Time information updates in the router, I can turn ARP stuff back on until the next time I may boot the slave router and it drops the time.

    Do I have a setting wrong? Is this simply one of the limits of running wds and the arp cache assignment stuff that the slave router will not get a time update? Seems odd but not sure what it means.

  2. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Did u put the main router's IP in the Static DNS entry in the slave router's setup page?
  3. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Yes I thought I had. I'll double check. As I can get a time setting to the slave if I turn ARP off. But with all the fooling around I've done with 8840 etc., could be I missed the DNS thing.

    Missing in Gateway field. Forgot to double check all settings after fooling around with static ip's, etc., for 8840.
  4. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Not it. Still gets no time data until I disable ARP assignement option. Then once set, its fine. My AP router gets the time just fine with ARP on. The AP is another Buffalo HP54G, Main is Buffalo HP54G, wds slave is Linksys WRT54G V 2.0.

    So what is that telling us?

    Have a WRT54GS V 2.1 and a WRT54G V3.0 on their way.... I just broke a GS V 3.0. I mean physically broke it not fried it. Caught the back plate while moving it and pulled one of the LAN cables out which pulled some of the pins and the goofed the back panel. Was not happy.
  5. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I know stuff like this is not a big deal but for me figuring stuff like this out, the process bears its own fruit, fruit that helps me understand other stuff, more important stuff.

    If I remove the WDS slave router's ip/mac from the ARP filter, its fine. Time pops right up. If its configured as via WDS should it NOT be listed in the ARP? I was trying to make sure there could be no spoofing of the WDS router and to make sure its IP/MAC stayed 100% fixed in the main router. But if WDS does that and then I mess it up with ARP, that would make sense. The AP router, the one that is in the ARP filtering section and works, its not WDS. Its a 5 port AP connected via wired.
  6. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Haha, it's way beyond me for now. I still dunno how to implement the ARP binding thingy. :redface:
  7. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Wanted to get back to this. Got a bit buried under the way more important issues that surfaced regarding Router Name/Hostname.... That still could be tweaked in terms of the gui to say Router Name, Host Name....

    Anyway IF I add the WDS slave router to the ARP feature which is enabled of course, the wds slave router does not get feedback from the ntp servers to set the time. I'm not saying that is broken. That could very well be "normal". But at the same time I and one of the reasons I use the ARP features victek so nicely added is to use the next check box option in this feature which is "Restrict Access to unlisted... machines..."

    No its not tight big time security. I understand. But its still nice to have and its not the only reason to use the arp stuff victek added.

    But IF I click "Restrict Access to unlisted..." which is in part why I'm using it the first place AND my WDS slaver router is not listed, I'm telling the main router to limit what the now non-listed WDS router. That is not of course what I want to do.

    But if I don't do so, the wds slave router does not get its time set.

    It is very likely I'm just missing an option, setting, something. And what I'm seeing is not really a symptom of anything other than that.

    Slave router has main router's dns/gateway entered correctly and the moment I remove the slave router's information from the router, the wds slave router's time fields fill quickly and correctly.

    So am I missing an option somewhere? Not putting some information somewhere? Is there something about this behavior that indicates some kind of simple tweaking needs to be done? What is this about?

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