This is going to sound really weird, but I've had two problems with repeaters as well. Bear with me.w0095157 wrote:Hey needed to say excited for another build had high hopes but back to DD-WRT i go. Personally need the wireless bridge / repeater function, I like the way gargoyle is setup but seems like major issue with 1.6.2 , 1.6.1, 1.6.0, multiple freezes on TL - WDR3600 to the point where unable to access router after about 5mins max , either via GUI or CLI. Also when using the Repeater function seems DHCP stops after a very short time, the router stops responding, and cant ping any devices. This has happened on both the wdr3600 and dlink dir615c1.
I run my network in a hub and spoke fashion. One WD1043 as the hub with MACID filtering turned on. All spokes are WD841s of various versions. One spoke is also a repeater. As of 1.5.9 (1.5.8 didn't seem to be affected), the MACID of the spoke that is also a repeater changed. No repeater, the MACID on the bottom of the unit was correct. Repeater enabled, MACID different from what's written on the bottom. Couldn't figure out why. Still don't know why. Took me until 1.6.2 to realize it. Changed the MACID in the filter list on the WD1043 hub, and voila, everything back to normal.
I was setting up a similar network for a friend of mine. Could not get the network to stay up. It would run fine for a few minutes, then it would shut down. This went on for HOURS. Finally tracked it down to numeric digits in the SSID. For some reason, if there are numeric digits in the SSID (his had an 01), the network would go tits up. Removed the 01 from the SSID, and the network ran rock solid. Don't know why.