Add Repeater connection via upstream AP MAC
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I have a Linksys WRT54GL router flashed with DD-WRT v24RC-5 std. When I first set this up as a Repeater, it worked great and would run for days at time without any problems. The DD-WRT Repeater was at that time connected to a site that was transmitting a single SSID on a single channel. Then I moved to another site and connected to a nearby public WiFi? and again I had a good connection but then something went wrong as described below.
The public WiFi? location is transmitting SSID= “MASTER” on channel 6. The DD-WRT firmware has been set up in the Repeater mode, Wireless Physical Interface (WIP) wl0 commands, as SSID= “MASTER” and the channel has been set to 6. The VLAN has been set up with a different SSID, as required. The site is also broadcasting SSID=“MASTER” on cannels 1, 8, and 10 which are used for other purposes and are closed to public internet access. On the repeater, the channel number periodically switches from 6 to 1, 8, or 10. This happens even though the channel number of “6” has been set in the Wireless Physical Interface (WIP) wl0 commands.
The result is loss of internet access until the Repeater connection is returned to channel 6. I have tried various combinations of commands from the DD-WRT v24 menus but cannot get back to channel 6 unless I do a complete reboot of the router and all VLAN connections (and then sometime it will not return to channel 6).
After reading several posts it appears that it may be possible to connect the Repeater directly to the upstream MAC (rather than the SSID?). I think this will solve the problem with ambiguous SSID/multiple channels cited above.
Any help at this point is gratefully appreciated.
Change History (7)
comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by oldsnowcat
- milestone set to v24 final
- type changed from enhancement to defect