Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:05 Post subject: TP-Link WR740N Repeater Only Works When Hardwired
Hopefully somebody can shed some light on this. I have a TP-Link WR740N that is set up as a repeater. When plugged into a port on the main router everything is fine. I can connect to the network that it broadcasts. When unplugged from the main router, the network is still broadcast, I can see it, but cannot connect to to. It just says obtaining ip address.
Thanks for the reply lethalfang. I was using build DD-WRT v24-sp2 (11/21/10) std - build 15778 however I just tried upgrading it to 18024 with the same result.
The main router is a Linksys WRT54G. The router I am trying to use as a repeater is the Tplink TLWR740N.
During set up I made a new SSID for it in the virtual interface section. Everything up to this point seems to work fine. When browsing for networks I can see the new SSID as well as the original. I cant connect to it though. It just times out.
However if I take the Tplink that is the repeater, plug it via a cable into a port on the Linksys, then I can connect to the new SSID just fine.
I was under the assumption that with this method I shouldn't have to keep the routers hardwired to be able to connect. So I am assuming I have a setting wrong somewhere. I have done resets on both devices then resetup with the same results every time. Also tried it without any passwords as well as using AES but still no go.
Not sure exactly what I am supposed to be reading?
I can confirm that this is still true. I've got the latest (v4) version of this router and, even with newer builds, the repeater (in this particular case, client mode) will only work ok with build 18777. After flashing with the specific build, I've followed steps from this video.