Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 17:17 Post subject: wrt54g mystery ip since configuring as bridge
I am trying to configure my linksys as a wireless bridge, and have got to the point of configuring the router. The flash/install of dd-wrt went fine, configured a static ip as per the faq found on the dd-wrt site, all settings as listed, now with the pc hardwired to the router since the beginning I cannot get back to the wrt menu. It is not under the ip assigned to it, also wont respond to the typical router ips'. network configuration in vista shows an ip address of 169.254.112.133, not even close to my home ips'.
ok got to the dd-wrt menu, was an ip conflict, changed settings as per faq again, restarted pc and router, back to square one. Nothing took, back to that dang 169.254.112.133 address again. Is this a default of some kind because its not anywhere close to the address pool here. Is there a faq out there in plain english that anyone has had success with?
I found the wiki on making the wrt54g a repeater bridge, followed it to the letter *twice*, still the same result. Also followed the tips appended to the article regarding specifying a channel, etc. These boxes just will not talk to each other. The room I am working on them I have a laptop wired to the linksys, and desktop wired to the dlink 655. With this I can work on both routers at once. I want to use this linksys to connect my wdlive box to the network, as running a wire is not an option. If I cant get the laptop to connect theres no way the wd box will. I am not a novice at setting up networks by any means, so I am sure I have buggered up something simple, just dont know what.
Update, flashed up to 14311, double then triple then quadruple checked security settings and found key setting that was incorrect, changed it and a minute later the new mail gong went off. All is good, gonna hook it up downstairs and see what kind of run time it will give me. Thanks all.