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Hello team,
I am trying to establish a wireless connection between a LinkSys router and AT&T UVerse wireless router/gateway.

A similar posting is also found at http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/35265-43-setting-linksys-router-uverse-gateway by someone and did not get too far.

I had to purchase another LinkSys router thinking that a 6 year router is out of the league for bridging / AP, but, the same results so far.

The actions taken on the new LinkSys:
> set to Bridge mode
> DHCP disabled
> static IP used, outside the ATT DHCP range
> not to use the WAN port on LS while setting things up
> used same channel, manual, 6
> laptop gets to internet    laptop->LS->ATT---> internet   success

so all that works, except that the wireless connection between them does not work.
I appreciate any information even as little.
thx and let me know if you need more information


JohnE
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Since Linksys has made hundreds of different routers with different features and capabilities, helping you without telling us which Linksys router you have, as well as any model/version numbers you can glean from the AT&T gateway unit, is going to be about impossible.
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That's right, of course that would be helpful.  
> LinkSys E1200 Wireless-N300 R

and I am working on getting the ATT piece info
... be back .
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Here is the ATT one

> 2Wire Gateway   3800HGV-B
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see attached, the circled is the failing point.
201305311153-LS-to-2Wire.pdf
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FYI
after connecting the 2 with cat5 these are my IPs (based on ipconfig)

laptop  192.168.1.88    DHCP
linksys  192.168.1.50   static
2Wire   192.168.1.254  

I am going to take a look at the WiFi protected setup and see if I can get anywhere with that ...
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No go on that either..
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It sounds like you're doing it right.
If you received a PDF manual on the CD that came with the E1200, I would appreciate if you could put a copy of it in a file sharing service such as dropbox then post the 'public' link to it here. The graphics in the 8MB 'E-Series' manual available from linksys.com leave a lot to be desired. e.g. in that highly-compressed version, here's what the Setup->Basic Setup screen looks likeE-Series Setup tab, Basic Setup sub menu in Web manual (click for larger)
On the 2wire, try disabling the security altogether (temporarily) by UNchecking the Enable box2wire - 3800HGV-B - Disable Wireless Security (click for larger)then redo the setup in the Linksys with no wireless security and see if that's where the problem is.

Next step would be disabling the firewall in both units temporarily (while wireless security is also still disabled) to see if that allows traffic through completely.
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https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1lVoMKHrz-tTnNwQnFlb25YV3M/edit?usp=sharing
Here is the link to the zipped file..

Here is my confusion.. normally when a device is connecting to a receiving wireless, AP, WRouter, there is some kind of a discovery list of all possible available devices to choose from..
But, with this particular scenario; there is no way for me to see.. I guess I will just have to work on this flying blind..

I am disabling and taking the suggested route.. and be back . .
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did not work..
I will be looking into purchasing another new one.. this time around, looking for a NetGear or something that handle this situation..
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Here is my findings.
from: URL::   http://community.linksys.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/Cisco-E1200-Wireless-Repeating-Bridging/td-p/531010

      
Re: Cisco E1200 Wireless Repeating / Bridging
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 The E1200 can only be operated as access point. Not as repeater. The E1200 will not connect wirelessly to other access points. It only accepts incoming connections...

However, I will give you the points since you did research this one to a point for me .
thx and I will be looking for those routers that support WDS
http://meanderingpassage.com/2007/04/15/dd-wrt-setting-up-a-home-wireless-distribution-system-wds/
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thx
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If you'd rather do it with the hardware you have already, you could use DD-WRT firmware instead of the stock firmware... it's a steep learning curve if you want to do it right-away, though...

Start here - http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486
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I will definitely check this out ..
thx for the info
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OK...  here's the Wiki for the E1000
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_E1000

Note well the v1 requires a different 'named' file than the v2.
v1 - http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/download.php?id=16352

v2 - http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/download.php?id=18970
As given in http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=105008

After the initial install with the 'named' file, you should be able to use the
K26 mini
K26 mini_hotspot
K26 mini_usb
K26 openvpn-small
K26 std-nokaid-small or
K26 voip-small
builds with the E1000, as shown in the (still!) beta database:
http://dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
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