Dd-wrt as Wireless access point — can’t get ip via wifi


I have a server that acts as dhcpd, and an linksys AP(with dd-wrt) connected to it via ethernet.

I didn't want the AP to act as an router (as the server does that), so I've set it up as an Wireless Access Point.

However, while I can connect (i.e. associate and authenticate) via wifi to the AP, there is no connection to the server (since I can't get an ip address).

When I connect via a cable via the AP, it works, as it acts as a switch.
All interfaces (except loopback) on the AP are bridged together.

My question is, what could be the cause of my problem? (the lack of connection over wifi)

Best Answer

I had a similar problem, but in my case I had the DHCP server on the router.

Anyway, I had to uncheck [deselect] the following options on the Network Address Server Settings (DHCP) screen:

  • Use DNSMasq for DHCP
  • Use DNSMasq for DNS
  • DHCP-Authoritative

After I turned them all off, my clients where able to get an IP address from the DHCP.

Also, try to disable the wireless security completely and test the connection. If you suddenly can connect that means that you had the wrong wireless security settings. If this works, remember to turn wireless security on and configure it properly.

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