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Background

I want to use OpenWRT in to enhance a relatively week signal in one part of the house. The FritzBox router is located far away, and must stay at the top floor. I can't use cables.

Partial Solution

I am following the Routed AP Guide in the OpenWRT wiki, but I can't get my clients from the lan I am setting to ping WWW. So here is what I have:

  1. Fritz!box which I am only allowed to have the WPA key to it. The box issues IP's in the range: 192.168.178.0/255 (ESSID: "FRITZ!Box")
  2. My OpenWRT router (with Atheros Chip) with Backfire (10.03.1, r29592). My router is giving DHCP with the range: 192.168.1.127.

Observations

Before, I followed the guide, I entered the GUI and connected the Router via Wifi->Join to the LAN network of the FRITZ!Box. The client connect to OpenWRT has the address 192.168.1.128, and can access WWW. From the OpenWrt shell I can also ping WWW.

After Issuing the instructions in the guide, replacing the correct IP addresses where needed. I restart everything as said, and I can connect to the new WLAN established with the name TEST.
From my single client in that WLAN with the new IP 192.168.178.229 I can now ping the Fritz!Box at 192.168.178.1 and my OpenWRT at 192.168.178.40.

However, I can't access WWW from client (192.168.178.229) or the OpenWRT router.

One, more observation, which might help solving my problem: I have a bridge defined (by the automatic tools, i didn't add it...).

  br-lanroot@OpenWrt:~# ifconfig 
br-lan    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:A5:D8:0E:0D  
          inet addr:192.168.1.1  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:6665 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5088 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:604264 (590.1 KiB)  TX bytes:1095085 (1.0 MiB)

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:A5:D8:0E:0D  
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:7976 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:91937 frame:0
          TX packets:6272 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:847585 (827.7 KiB)  TX bytes:1656757 (1.5 MiB)
          Interrupt:4 

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:A5:D8:0E:0E  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:5 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:1102 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1102 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:79550 (77.6 KiB)  TX bytes:79550 (77.6 KiB)

mon.wlan0 Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-24-A5-D8-0E-0D-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:11079 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:32 
          RX bytes:2462537 (2.3 MiB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:A5:D8:0E:0D  
          inet addr:192.168.178.40  Bcast:192.168.178.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:927 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:840 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:32 
          RX bytes:115706 (112.9 KiB)  TX bytes:187458 (183.0 KiB)

Extras

### ip route default via 192.168.178.1 dev wlan0 
192.168.1.0/24 dev eth0  proto kernel  scope link  src 192.168.1.127 
192.168.178.0/24 dev wlan0  proto kernel  scope link  src 192.168.178.34

Can't find ip route on the OpenWrt router.

Question

What prevents my packets from going from my new WLAN "TEST" to the old WLAN "FRITZ!Box" ?

Thanks in advance, Oz

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Packets reaching the internet router is a good first step so far. Maybe the default route is not set up either on the repeater/wifi relay or on the client or on both. Can you check what "ip route" says on the relay and on the client?

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i added ip route output above. –  Oz123 Aug 9 '12 at 19:10
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