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I picked up a Belkin FD57130 WAP with bridge mode today along with a Netgear FA120.
I got link and power lights on the Fa120, and I was able to put the Belkin in bridge mode (after connecting it to my computer )
I can't seem to get an IP address on my HDVR2 running 6.2. I have USB 2.0 drivers installed and working.
When Everything is powered up, I have good lights on all of my devices but no network connectivity.
What have I missed?
I am unable to connect to the belkin wirelessly to configure it.
Is it my Linksys WRT54G router?
Am I doomed to 802.11b slownless forever?
Help a brother out please! :D
 

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I've configured a DLink and a Motorola AP to operate in bridge mode successfully. Let's start at the basics...

1) Did you configure the bridge AP with the MAC address of the network AP?
2) Did you turn off DHCP on the bridge AP?
3) Did you confirm the ability to reach your network from a PC attached to the bridge?
4) I assume the TiVo gets an IP correctly when attached to wired network via the FA120?

What I would do is attach the PC to the bridge, confirm that the configuration is correct, and insure that the PC can connect to the LAN. Then set the PC to DHCP, and "repair" the ethernet adapter and make sure it gets an IP address. If that works, then connect the FA120, pull the USB connector out of the TiVo and reinsert it (this will force the TiVo to ask for an IP again).
 

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for those keeping score:
The Belkin WAP I chose DOES bridge, but only with a belkin router :(
so I am stringing cat 5 from my router to my tivos (skillfully hidden behind furniture etc).
:D
Thanks for trying to help me Dan.
 

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So the score is:

Belkin - 1
Gunny - 0

When is round 2? :)
 

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IMHO, the best unit to use for bridging is the Motorola WE800G 802.11g bridge. They can be had on eBay for about $35 each, and they work great. I've got one bridging from a Linksys USB200M to a DLink DI-524 AP/Router and I get Tytools downloads in 16 Mbit (2 Mbytes) per second range (using USB 2.0 drivers), with WEP enabled.
 

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I'll likely pick these up. The wife is unhappy with wires :(
 

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yes it was.
it matters not, the unit has been returned to the store :D
 

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grabbed 2 of the motorlla bridges for 82 bucks shipped from Ebay.
Thanks for the Heads up Dan.
Can I count oun your expertise for configuring them when they arrive?
I bought a 2nd FA120 today as well so when the bridges arrive I'll be good to go.
 

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they haven't arrived
I'll inform the masses when I get everything going.
 

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Bridge's have arrived
they are up and running
all is well except no MRV
investigating this and am way open to ideas :D
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
dhcp
on both let me look at netstate to make sure
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
one says
NetConfigIpParams 91512/11 {
AutoConfigEnabled = 1
}
teh other has
NetConfigIpParams 8530/11 {
AutoConfigEnabled = 1
}
 

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Here's mine. You obviously won't have static IP set, but I would expect to see gateway and dns information. Maybe try setting those with the netconfig module in TWP. If that doesn't work, try the MRV voodoo chant.

Code:
NetConfigIpParams 3978/11 {
  AutoConfigEnabled = 0
  HostAddress    = 192.168.1.112
  SubnetMask     = 255.255.255.0
  GatewayAddress = 192.168.1.1
  DnsServers     = 192.168.1.1
}
 

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ok both now show
AutoConfigEnabled = 1
SubnetMask = 255.255.255.0
GatewayAddress = 192.168.1.1
DnsServers = 192.168.1.1
}
still no love
any other ideas?
 

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not knowing your setup and not doubting your ability, but is your router really the DNS server? My setup is that my DSL modem is. Just a thought.
 

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I'll try removing the dns info but I don't think it will matter
thanks for giving me something else to try
 
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