Client Bridge Mode working on Atheros with latest builds?
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zerodegrekelvin DD-WRT Novice
Joined: 11 Nov 2006 Posts: 3 Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 20:26 Post subject:
Thanks to mksm about mac cloning!!
Enabling mac cloning enable my tp-link to operate as client-bridge. I also see like mksm the mac of lan and wan are the same so it probably confuse the bridge br0 as where the packet should go.
I bought last Sunday Nov 6 a tp-link 941nd v2/3 for $43 (Canadian) to replace my old wrt54g v8 client-bride, I replicate the same config on my wrt54g but the tp-link client-bridge does not work until enabling mac cloning for the wifi interface as mentioned by mksm.
On broadcom dd-wrt, the mac for lan,wan,wifi are all different!
I confirm that client-bridge mode works on atheros. _________________ zerodegrekelvin!
WRT54G v4 dd-wrt2.3
WRT54GL dd-wrt2.4 (kismet drone!)
WRT54G v5 micro dd-wrt2.3
Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:58 Post subject: How to make client bridge work
I found that under WIRELESS/BASIC SETTINGS if I change the "Default GW mode" to manual and enter the IP of the main router, the bridge starts to work and I can also configure it as a wireless repeater.
So far so good.
I can confirm this issue. The GW address needs to be set under Wireless/Basic.
hmmm, that's funny.. I'm writing this through the connection of my client bridge..
i have a WZR-HP-G300NH and i had the same FW and almost the same setup as RATMAN_rush,
except for the "Setup/basic"->Gateway (i had the ip of my 1st router here)
and "Wireless/Basic Settings"->Gateway but i tried the manual setting
under "Wireless/Basic Settings"->Gateway and set it to the ip of my 1st router,
and then rebooted.. and now it works.
It looks like the client bridge router doesn't get the default GW through dhcp then!?
I can confirm that setting DEFAULT GW MODE to manual really helps in getting a stable client bridge connection.
now let's see for how long the connection between the two stays up
I have set the Gateway under Wireless/Basic, and also activated Wireless MAC clone. If I SSH into the device, the LAN and Wireless MAC are the same, but the VAP is different (MAC address clone option only seems to change the VAP MAC).
Connection is unstable, drops the connection ever couple minutes for a few seconds then comes back up.