Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 18:46 Post subject: wndr-3300 3 node WDS - clients not giving me an IP
Hopefully I'm just doing something dumb. I tried searching by didn't find anything that helped.
I have three wndr-3300 routers and I'm setting them up at a host and two clients. I religiously followed the tutorial at http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WDS and after many hours I can now follow the steps from memory. ;^) I only did not do the "optional but not recommended" Step 13.
My problem is after I get a valid WDS connection from the host to each client with about 30-40% signal strength but the client won't issue me an IP address. If I cable from the host to LAN connectors on the clients and cable my PC either of the clients I get an IP address. When I uncable them and let the establish the WDS connections, I can wirelessly connect to the host and get an IP, but when I wirelessly connect to the either of the clients, I don't receive an IP address.
If I wirelessly connect to either client and set a static IP on my PC (same subnet) I can access the dd-wrt setup page on the cleints. Both clients show a valid WDS connection with the host (same 30-40% signal).
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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 19:05 Post subject:
Did you read WDS Multiple router setup?
#6 On the WDS tab select LAN on the left for each router you wish to add and then put in the MAC address of only the router(s) that areimmediately adjacent to this router in your WDS setup. Get the proper MAC address from the top of the WDS tab in the router(s) you want the primary router to connect with.
# Hit APPLY after finishing that page.
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Yes, I read the multiple routers link in the tutorial and the host links to each client and the client only link back to the host in the WDS tables)
<Client1> -- <Host> -- <Client>
The host has two WDS entries for each radio (I'm using both the 2.4 and 5G radios for the WDS) and clients each just have a single entry for the host.
Apologies on not providing config info, I had hoped to keep it short and simple. My fault.
I'm using the recommend build for the WNDR3300 from the router database "v24 preSP2 [Beta] Build 13064" dated 2009-10-10.
Netgear WNDR-3300 - it's a refurb from Newegg and doesn't seem to have a FW rev on the bottom. DD-WRT reports the CPU Model as 'Broadcom BCM4704 chip rev 9'
Now I did an experiment. I turned off Client2 so I just has Host and Client1. Note I did not remove Client2 MACs from the Host's WDS tables. On Client1 I enabled the DHCP server and set it's start address at 192.168.1.50 and kept the max DHCP users at the default of 50.
When I connected to a Client it give issues me anIP address but I still can't ping the Host's IP address.