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#1 bkfraiders7

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:59 PM

I guess I should specify my setup before asking any questions.

I have 2 wireless routers in my home currently. One is a Linksys and one a Buffalo. Both running DDWRT. The Linksys is a base that has a connection to my office computer, Xbox, and Modem. The other is in my room and serves as a repeater (wirelessly).

Now, my problem. Sometimes (wow, such as right now) when I try to connect to them they show up as (2) or (3) behind them..and sometimes both. It annoys me because when it does this I have no internet connection. Such as sometimes it will show as Repeater 3 (sometimes 2) and have no internet connection, while sometimes it will connect to Repeater and have it.

I have made sure the SSID of the two dont match as well. Is there a setting I missed?

Any help on fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:51 PM

Both aren't doing DHCP right?

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:50 PM

Can you provide a little more info on your wireless setup ? I'm a bit confused on how you have configured the "repeater" specifically. Are you using WDS ? You mentioned the SSID's do NOT match on the Base and Repeater... which is a bit odd if they are wirelessly connected. Screenshots of the wireless setup page from both routers would be nice.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:13 AM

Have a read of this

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:45 AM

Thanks CD2, I've been using DD-WRT for years and never noticed the repeater capability coming down the pipe.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:28 AM

They have a great section on how to set it up without WDS. This is the beginning link. I had no clue you could do it that easily.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:46 PM

Have a read of this



Yep, thats how I did it. And yes both arent using DHCP.

Thats why i have no clue on whats going on lol




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