Make sure you don't have AP isolation turned on in DD-WRT
"Ron Krebs" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi, I have a Westell Modem-Router with Wireless capability (327W) that I
> use on the first floor to manage my home network. I use both ports(wired)
> and xmit capabilities on the modem to connect two desktops (wired via
> cable) and three laptops (wireless via Westell antenna) to my home
> network. However, the xmit power of the Westell is not enough to give my
> daughter's laptop on the second floor far end of the house a good signal.
> In addition, my sons also play XBox 360 also on second floor and need
> online connectivity. I solved the Xbox problem by running a ethernet
> cable up to the second floor. I wanted to use that cable to also give my
> daughter's laptop internet access as well as home network access. So I
> bought a Linksys WRT54GL router, reflashed to DD-WRT mini SP2 firmware and
> now have both the Xbox and my daughter's laptop functioning with the
> exception that my daughter's laptop is not being discovered by my first
> floor network. I have disabled the 54GL's SPI firewall thinking that was
> the problem but still no connection. What settings do I need to change on
> the linksys router to be used as an AP (it currently is in AP mode)? The
> Linksys currently is being seen by my daughter's laptop as having a
> gateway address of 192.168.1.1 but that is also what my westell is set at.
> Is that a conflict? Also, should I have the Linksys set to DHCP forwarding
> instead of DHCP server? Any help is appreciated.