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DD-WRT Wireless Bridge Client Connecting to Wrong Router

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I've set up a flashed WRT54GL with dd-wrt and am trying to bridge it to a network because the original router is out of range for the client.

After setting everything up, I can't get the client to connect to the closer router.

The dd-wrt settings force me to make the SSID the same as the original wireless network name.

If I change the SSID for the closer router, the connection is lost to the original router.
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Question by:csandlin
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by:smckeown777
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'The dd-wrt settings force me to make the SSID the same as the original wireless network name.'

This is by design, in order for for this to work the 2 SSID's need to be the same(note SSID's are also case sensitive as well, so SSID of 'HomeWireless' is different from 'homewireless')

Have you the exact same SSID on both?

Only reason that you would be connecting to the original router and you sitting beside the closer router is the network names aren't matching...

Is there a status page on the new router showing the bridge connection is up?
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Directions never said I needed to make a virtual network after bridging the router.

The mode needs to be AP to enable virtual networks, not Client Bridge like dd-wrt states in their articles.
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by:csandlin
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This is the actual solution to allow clients to connect to the closer router.
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