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Ask the Wi-Fi Guru: Why Isn't My Linksys Router with DD-WRT Working?

Feb 07, 2010, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A: The good news, Melissa, is that you've done a great job of troubleshooting the problem. The bad news, of course, is that the problem still exists. Now what? Let's first take a step back.

"In a wireless bridge setup, the secondary router (the WRT54GL in this case) will receive the wireless signal from the primary router and share that with wired clients connected to the secondary router.

"By default, routers are designed to provide both DHCP and firewall services, but in a wireless bridge configuration the secondary router should not do either of these. Normally, the client connected to the secondary router will be assigned an IP address by the primary router. But in Melissa's case, this is not happening."

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