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  1. #1
    masonmarc@yahoo.com
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    Bridge collapses

    I have the following setup:

    Parsonage
    Church

    Wireless router -> WAP54G -> Backfire antenna -- Backfire antenna ->
    WAP54G -> Linksys Router

    Things work fine for a few minutes when things first are powered up,
    from the church I can connect to the internet. Everything to the left
    is on a 192.168.1.* network and the Linksys is on a 192.168.2.*
    network. After about 10-15 minutes of connectivity, we loose
    connection at the church. At this time the connection at the
    parsonage is fine. I can also fix things by just power cycling the
    Linksys router and things work for another 10-15 minutes. If there
    were problems with my antenna alignment I wouldn't think things would
    work for a little while and I wouldn't think rebooting the Linksys
    would fix things.

    I configured the two WAP54Gs to work in bridge mode gave each the
    other's MAC address and configured the WAP54Gs to use the right
    antenna which is what I connected the Backfire antennas to.

    Does anyone have any ideas about how I can get this connection to work
    all the time and not drop connections?

    Thanks,
    Marc

  2. #2
    alexd
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    Re: Bridge collapses

    masonmarc@yahoo.com wrote:

    > After about 10-15 minutes of connectivity, we loose connection at the
    > church.


    Anything in the logs on either bridge? Are the APs accessible by IP or are
    you power cycling them? Does it require both APs be rebooted or will just
    one or the other suffice?

    > If there were problems with my antenna alignment ... I wouldn't think
    > rebooting the Linksys would fix things.


    No, same here.

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  3. #3
    seaweedsl
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    Re: Bridge collapses

    On Mar 16, 5:44*am, masonm...@yahoo.com wrote:
    > I have the following setup:


    >
    > I configured the two WAP54Gs to work in bridge mode gave each the
    > other's MAC address and configured the WAP54Gs to use the right
    > antenna which is what I connected the Backfire antennas to.


    1) Firmware: "Try re-flashing your WAP54G with 3.04 or later even if
    it is installed."
    2) Security? Turn it off to start with for testing purposes.

    3) Wireless Mode: Sounds like you are using WDS with Bridge mode.
    Instead, use the default AP mode in the first one and AP Client mode
    in the other. Reset them both first and set up again. The AP
    Client mode of the far WAP should have a way to survey for an AP and
    then you choose to connect to it. Add WPS once you are certain it's
    stable with no security.

    _____________________________________________________________________
    ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pdf/wap54g%20v...ev_A%20web.pdf

    The Access Point offers five modes of operation: Access Point, AP
    (Access Point) Client, Wireless Repeater, a
    Wireless Bridge. For the bridging mode and Repeater mode, (DON'T USE)
    make sure the channel, SSID, and WEP keys are same.
    Access Point - The Operational Mode is set to Access Point by
    default. This connects your wireless PCs to a
    wired network. In most cases, no change is necessary. (USE THIS MODE
    FOR FIRST WAP)

    AP (Access Point) Client - When set to Access Point Client mode, the
    Access Point Client is able to talk to o
    remote access point within its range. This mode allows the Access
    Point Client to act as a client of a remote
    access point. The Access Point Client cannot communicate directly with
    any wireless clients. A separate network
    attached to the Access Point Client can then be wirelessly bridged to
    the remote access point. Enter the required
    LAN MAC address of the remote access point in the Remote AP MAC
    Address field. (USE THIS FOR FAR END WAP)

    To select an available access point, click the Site Survey button and
    choose from the access points listed by
    clicking on the radio button for the appropriate access point and
    clicking the close button. If you do not see a
    access point listed, click the Refresh button and another survey will
    be performed.
    ______________________________________________________________________________



    Also, do you really want two subnets? Could also be part of the
    problem? If seperate subnet is not needed, have all DHCP requests
    forwarded to the primary router for assignment.

    Good luck,
    Steve

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