WDS - things communicating but no I-net on other side

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by Meetloaf, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Meetloaf

    Meetloaf LI Guru Member

    Ok, I have WDS up and running. My Parent router is WRT54Gv5 with DD-WRT v23, and my child router is WRT54Gv3 with HYperWRT Thibor 15c. I can ping all routers and computers, in fact I just transferred a file to the laptop that is connected to the child router.

    The only problem is this. The laptop that is connected to the other router can only get to www.google.com. I can use google.com come to search for just about anything, but once I click on a link, I cannot connect to any other pages. Another interesting tidbit that might help you help me, is that on that same laptop, I cannot ping "www.google.com", I have to ping google's ip addres: it communicates fine.

    So, both routers are talking to each other, I can access both from my laptop. Computers on both sides are communicating, I just can't get the laptop connected to the Child router loading up the internet.

  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    the description you made would point to a DNS problem.
    You can access google probably because it is already in your DNS cache.

    WDS with different firmware can be tricky (I have not tried, I only have 1 router).

    I would check that each PC gets the correct DNS server (probably the router that is connected to the modem on the WAN side) and even that the router itself has DNS servers. You can check each computer settings with ipconfig in a command window.
  3. Meetloaf

    Meetloaf LI Guru Member

    that's probably it, I had to assign a static ip. I'll check it out when he gets home.

  4. Meetloaf

    Meetloaf LI Guru Member

    IT works, I entered the DNS in the Child router and the laptop on the other side. Thanks!
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