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I'm running DD-WRT on my Linksys E1200 V2. I'm using it as a wireless bridge so my desktop in the basement can connect to our wireless network.

Once I configure everything (set to Client Bridge, join the network), it will work perfectly. However, if I turn off my computer and turn it back on, the entire configuration needs to be redone (including a 30-30-30 reset because the router will not be recognized by the computer). Note that the router is staying plugged in and powered on during this.

I tested this with my laptop and the same thing happens.

Any DD-WRT gurus out there that care to take a stab at this? Does it have to do with DHCP or anything like that? Do I need to assign a static IP to my computer?
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Is the firewall still enabled on the DD WRT router?
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If it is enabled by default, then yes, I believe it is.
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Have you tried setting it up as just a client (rather than client bridge)?

On all my WRT54Gs, and my E1000v2, I had pretty much the same problem.
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I'm not quite sure what the difference between client and client bridge is :/

But no, I have not tried that.
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post #6 of 17
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I'm not quite sure what the difference between client and client bridge is :/

But no, I have not tried that.

Yeah, when I'd use client bridge mode, I'd completely lose access to the router and have to 30/30/30. I think client bridge gets DHCP assignment for clients connected to it from the host router, where as "regular client" has it's own table, but I'm probably wrong.

Right now, I'm running Client mode from my neighbor's 2wire, into the WAN of an E1000v2.1 (DD-WRT sucks worse than stock on this thing), and another WRT54G as a client on my 360 with zero issue.
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Try disabling the firewall, also you should untick everything except filter multicast. I don't have my router any more, but I believe its all under network security.
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Try disabling the firewall, also you should untick everything except filter multicast. I don't have my router any more, but I believe its all under network security.

Security tab at the top > Firewall tab, so you'd be right.
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I'll give that a try this evening. Thanks!
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I'll give that a try this evening. Thanks!
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