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Use Netgear WNHDE111 to bridge DD-WRT wireless network

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Hi,
I have a Netgear WNHDE111 that I am trying to setup as a bridge or a WDS node in my wireless network by connecting it to a Cisco/Linksys E2000 wireless N router.  Both devices operate at 5ghz but I can't seem to get it going.  I have removed all wireless security, added both the MAC addresses into each other's respective WDS settings with the WNHDE111 switch set on both AP and bridge mode.  Has anybody had any success with these stupid things other than getting two of the Netgear boxes and doing the stupid WPS button crap?  
I also have both of them set to use 802.11n and the router is configured to use the 5ghz band as well.
Thank you for your time.
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It sounds like you're on the right track.
Ensure both are set to the same 5GHz channel
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Yeah, did that as well.  The Netgear appears in the router's "WDS Nodes" after I put the all the MAC info in but there is always 0% signal between the two.  Last night, I also tried to do the other way and keep the Netgear plugged into my other router (ASUS rt-n16), and do the wireless bridge with the Linksys router on the 5GHz channel but that doesn't work either.  I'm convinced this Netgear POS only works with another Netgear POS and you just hit the idiot button (WPS) on both to connect them.  I haven't read anywhere where anybody was successful bridging this thing with any other device.  
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I haven't tried that with Netgear equipment.

The only other thing I can think of is signal strength.
802.11a (5GHz) signal range is typically half of a 802.11b/g (2.4GHz) signal

Maybe try temporarily moving them both to the same room and see what the signal strength is.
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They are actually sitting right next to each other.  I wanted to configure them before I moved them.  I also moved them about 40 ft apart in case they were too close or something stupid that doesn't make sense but that made no difference.
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Odd.
It sounds like the Netgear is not in bridge mode.
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I've tried it with the switch set on AP, Bridge, and Auto with no positive results.  
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I just looked through the specs:

Requires other Push 'N' Connect supported devices
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Oh FAIL!!  I'm retarded.  Thanks.
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To add, it requires other push-button N 5GHz devices.  I had originally tried a 2.4GHz Netgear with the push button and that didn't work for obvious reasons.
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