Buffalo DDWRT Wireless Repeater

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I'm trying to set-up wireless in a location about 20 feet from the orginal wireless. I have 2 Wireless routers (Both Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 with DDWRT v24sp2). I have tried both as a Wireless Bridge, and also as a Wireless Repeater. When set-up as a wireless bridge I can connect if I'm connected to the LAN port on the 2nd router, but not through the wireless (I have the SSID broadcast and I have turned off encryption totally, just to get it up and running). When setting up as a wireless repeater, I cannot get a WAN IP address even though when a go to the "Wireless" status and do a site survey, I can see the main router. I have tried everything from the ddwrt site. I was wondering if anyone else had success doing something similar like this.
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You want to do WDS to connect both wireless's together. but i dont know if that will also connect the physical lan ports.
There are instructions about the different repeater modes here:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Universal_Wireless_Repeater 

There is also a note that Repeater modes are broken in v24 RC6. Pick another version, such as RC5 or RC7. Don't know if that applies to your v24 version.

I think what you want is this one:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater_Bridge

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>>When set-up as a wireless bridge I can connect if I'm connected to the LAN port on the 2nd router, but not through the wireless (I have the SSID broadcast and I have turned off encryption totally, just to get it up and running) <<

If you can connect via the LAN port from the 2nd router it means you network setting are okie. It also means that the 2nd router is configured correctly.
The fact that you cannot not get wireless  connection mean you will have to investigate
the wireless access to your second routers.

Switch off the wireless router 1. Then test and see if you can see/detect  the wireless router 2 from your notebook.

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