Joined: 25 Dec 2012
|Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:38 Post subject: client bridge issues
|First to confirm, yes I have read the previous threads (stickies, peacock, the VPN netflix hulu etc)
here's my situation.
I had dd-wrt setup on a set of matching routers, WNDR3400, V1.
in the process of moving to a new place, one of the routers was crushed.
I ended up purchasing a new one, identical or so I thought, until I found out it was a WNDR3400 V2. Lucky for me, dd-wrt was still installed on the router that was not crushed in the move.
I setup the new router as the primary with new name and password. I then attempted to setup dd-wrt to match the settings to do a client bridge.
In the previous place I lived, I used these instructions:
under number 7 the example referring to xbox setup.
it worked very well then. no speed issues, no problems whatsoever.
at the new place, for whatever reason, this setup simply did not work. so I followed the instructions on: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Bridged
and was able to get it to work fine.
the purpose of all of this is to hook up an older xbox 360 and blu ray player to my wireless network.
the build I am using is DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/08/11) mega
(SVN revision 17990M NEWD-2 K2.6 Eko)
and to my first impression, it seemed to work. then start the issues however.
I am getting a slew of errors when trying to launch netflix on xbox 360. Once I do actually get in, the thumbnail previews do not load half the time, or if I can manage to get a program to play, I do not get HD quality.
at this point also, the xfinity app (on demand streaming programing) does not work either.
So here's the question, is my issue the newer router (v2 as the primary) which I should just return and try to buy the older one on ebay/amazon?
or is it relative to the build I'm using? I keep trying to find a post I read in here about newer builds having issues with streaming.
if this is a fixable issue, and I am missing something here, can someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks again.
edit: security type is wpa2 personal AES
and another weird quirk Im noticing.
the default name of the primary router network was (netgear 26) regardless of this being changed, when I am able to get a client bridge connection, once connected with the CB to my computer via network cable, it shows connection to the netgear 26 network.
Not sure how or why.
The current workaround I had to do is take my new primary, change the name and password to the one I had on my old destroyed router, and load an old backup of a working setup I had saved in dd-wrt.
however, the issue with this setup is, every time signal is lost or disconnected, I need to go in, do the hard reset, and load this save on again. once it is loaded on, there is no changing it. And I would like to make changes to the network name and password. I guess the big issue is identifying what was done in this save to make it work?
as soon as I load this save on, netflix and everything else is back to working fine, streaming with no issues, in HD, no errors. can I upload the save and have someone analyze it?
Joined: 22 Sep 2008
|Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 16:56 Post subject:
|I bet its the newer build. That router might need a newer build though.
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Joined: 04 Jan 2007
Location: Wherever the wind blows- North America
|Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 15:16 Post subject:
|I suggest a fractal build of 20006 from here.
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