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WNR2000 connected devices empty

guthrie108
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WNR2000 connected devices empty

Love the router - but although I have ~7 WiFi devices connected, the "connected Devices" list is empty.

I have it setup as a bridge - so that wiFi devices can see all other devices on the LAN (flat network). I am already below a firewall NAT router, and didn't want to get a segmented local network.

I want to resolve a local known MAC address to its IP

 

Model: JWNR2000v3|N300 Wireless Router
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antinode
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Re: WNR2000 connected devices empty

> WNR2000 [...]

 

> Model: JWNR2000v3|N300 Wireless Router

 

   What's the actual model number?  Look for "Model" on the product
label.  Firmware version?

 

> I have it setup as a bridge [...]

 

   What, exactly, does that mean to you?  Wireless access point?

 

> I want to resolve a local known MAC address to its IP

 

   Consult your (unspecified) "a firewall NAT router"?  I'd expect it to
know everything about your "LAN (flat network)".

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guthrie108
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Re: WNR2000 connected devices empty

Thanks for the reply - the firewall covers an entire internal network, and I do not have permission or access.

The Netgear as noted is WNR2000V3 (and most current firmware - (V1.1.2.18).

Yes, in this context Bridge=AP.

So the point is why the Netgear does not have info on the WiFi connections it establishes.

I can look in the Windows ARP table I suppose, but would expect the NetGear to also have that information.

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antinode
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Re: WNR2000 connected devices empty

> So the point is why the Netgear does not have info on the WiFi
> connections it establishes.

 

   In that mode, it really has little interaction with a client device,
other than to pass data through to/from the main router.  That main
router handles the DHCP and DNS functions; the WNR2000v3-as-WAP is
generally transparent, so it doesn't need to collect these data for its
own use.

 

   The fundamental mystery is how the WNR2000v3 collects the info which
it uses to populate that report.  Whatever it does, it'd seem to be
insufficient in that mode.  For a model of its age, I wouldn't hold my
breath waiting for fresh firmware which would improve this behavior.

 

   Knowing nothing, I might try a few experiments, like, say, accessing
the managment web site of the WNR2000v3-as-WAP, to see if that sort of
direct interaction gets noticed.  To do that, you might need to know its
LAN IP address.  Again, the main router should know that, but, without
access to its brain, I'm not sure how I'd proceed.


> I can look in the Windows ARP table I suppose, [...]

 

   You could try that, but I'm not confident that it'll help.

 

> [...] but would expect the NetGear to also have that information.

 

   It probably could collect it, but its usual (as-router) scheme might
not do the job.

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guthrie108
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Re: WNR2000 connected devices empty

Thanks. Yes, the Windows ARP table had entries for 3 of the 6 I was looking for (Amazon Echo), but nothign for 3 others (Amaxon FireStick) - Curious.

I agree it is not clear that it needs this info, but I thought since it was bridging the WiFi devices, it would track them.

Connecting to the Netgear by IP is registered in its logs, but nothing else (except when it connects itself to the Internet on Power-on.

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