Wireless bridge problem

By manojbash
Nov 2, 2010
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  1. Hello to everyone,

    I have a net gear DG834 Router at home through which I get my internet. In order to avoid cables lying around my living room, I created a wireless bridge between my router and a airlive wmm-3000ap access point. From the access point I connected to my satelitte receiver via LAN cable. I also managed to connect my laptop wirelessly to the same airlive access point. However I found two problems.

    1) My connection to the internet is damn slow
    2) On pinging to my router I get request time out in between.

    What did I do wrong? Is it because I used the airlive access point as a bridge and as a wireless access point at the same time.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    hmm; does the layout look like this?
    ISP===DG834 Router - - - A/P===Satellite​
    That would appear to provide to Internet Connections. What devices are attached to
    the DG834 Router:?
    the A/P?
  3. manojbash

    manojbash TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ISP===DG834 Router - - - A/P===Satellite

    Yes the layout is correct

    The telephone line connects to router.

    The Router connects to my desktop computer via Lan cable.

    The AP connects via LAN Cable to the satelitte receiver.

    I was also connecting my laptop wirelessly to the AP but today I thought not to do that. But still while pinging from my desktop computer(which is connected the router) to the AP I still was getting request time outs.

    Router Local IP Address:
    AP Local IP Address:
    Both the reciever and the desktop computer gets IP address from the DHCP of the router.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

    ok - - then the DHCP Range on the router must be greater that 2->x; suggestion 10-20. This ensures that some system doesn't conflict with either static address.
    COPY the vale of netmask from the router to the AP
    the AP Gateway is the router address (
    let the AP get the DNS automatically

    So a device AP.system can ping router but
    router.system can not ping the AP? how about router.system ping AP.system?
    the AP could be set to not answer ping (but does not inhibit pinging any attached systems).

    Q? If the Internet is on the DSL=router, then what do you expect to get from the Satellite?
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,156   +598

  6. manojbash

    manojbash TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you Jobeard for your help. It seems the problem was with the antenna of the wmm3000-ap access point. It comes with two types of antennas, one single fat one and two small antennas. When I replaced the fat one with two small ones, it worked like a charm. Thanks again.

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