WAP54G with MustDie still cannot change from channel 6

Discussion in 'MustDie Firmware' started by motherboard, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. motherboard

    motherboard Network Guru Member

    Hi all

    I'm needing some help. I have a WRT54G and a WAP54G. I'm using the WRT as a router to my cable connection ... but I need to extend my wireless reach to the other end of the house and I'm using a WAP to do so. I have cables in most rooms, so its easy to just plug the WAP in to a cable and make it act as a "Wireless Repeater" ... (I think that's the right term).

    I upgraded to MustDie rev1. That went OK and I can now see 14 channels to select from ... and I can select any of the channels other than 6 up till the time I make it a "Wireless Repeater". When I make it a Wireless Repeate, it always defaults to channel 6. I set my WRT to Channel 11. I'm trying to set my WAP to Channel 1,2,3 or 4... anything but 6. But it always jumps back to 6. Everytime I use my cordless phone, I loose connectivity in the WAP. I'm ok if I'm hooked to the WRT wirelessly coz that's on channel 11.

    What I want to do is move from one end of the house to the other without dropping out. That saves me time re-connecting my VPN when I do that. What can I do to fix this?

    My steps are:
    1) plug WAP in ... default ip is
    2) laptop browse to that IP change channel to 5, no broadcast SID, and WEP/TKIP security.
    3) chage AP mode to Wireless Repeater... <blip>

    That's when it drops back to channel 6 and won't budge from it. The wireless repeater is working... its just everytime my cordless phone works, I drop out altogether.

  2. czeman

    czeman Network Guru Member

    Wireless Repeater Mode is means the WAP54G will monitor all traffic on the radio side of things, listening for a specific device. When it hears that device, it will retransmit the packets sent by the device it was listening for. Your hardwired network connection will have nothing to do with the operation of the 54G.

    Here's what you want to do:
    Set your WAP54G up in AP Mode (default).
    Change you're wireless channel to one that's different from the WRT54G, but make the SSID's and encryption the same. If you're Wireless card can be set to automatically scan the channels for an access point, you'll be able to move around you're house and automatically connect to the strongest AP.

    I hope I was able to help. :)

    Have fun!
  3. motherboard

    motherboard Network Guru Member

    Thank you. That worked. I don't know why I didn't do this before... :oops: I think it was because my network would drop out as I moved from one cell to the other. Must be for a different reason; maybe because I didn't set the same SSID or something.

    Thanks again.
  4. czeman

    czeman Network Guru Member

    No problem. :D It's all part of the learning process. We deployed a wireless network at work this past year and have been learning quite a bit. I'll share a few of those lessons with you here.

    Number 1 - D-Link DWL-2700APs - Good

    Number 2 - D-Link DWL-2100APs - VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY BAD (Pieces of s**t!!!!!)

    Number 3 - Linksys APs to act as clients to 2700s - EXTREMELY EXCELLENT! :D

    Have fun!
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