I have been having networking problems whenever my Raspberry Pi is connected to a router configured as a wifi repeater. I have now tried this with two routers, a Netgear WNR2000v3 router running DD-WRT (which inspired this unresolved superuser post, and now an ASUS RT-N12 router/repeater configured as a repeater (using the built-in interface). I have no idea what is going on, but I seem to have narrowed it down to being unique to the Raspberry Pi. As in the superuser post, I am able to connect to other computers on the network over ssh, ping other computers and even play videos off of my main computer's Windows Shared Folders, but I cannot ping the primary router and I cannot connect to anything outside the network. Pinging either 192.168.0.1 (the primary gateway router) or 188.8.131.52 always returns "Destination Host Unreachable".
The only new symptom is that on Raspbmc only, the eth0 interface does not automatically connect anymore (I suspect a dhcp timeout or something). When I exist Raspbmc, get a command line and run
sudo ifup eth0, Raspbmc connects to the network fine (but again cannot connect to anything off the network).
Here is the routing table with Raspbmc connected to the repeater both on wlan0 and on eth0:
Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 0.0.0.0 192.168.0.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 wlan0 192.168.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0 192.168.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
Here is ifconfig (MAC addresses masked):
ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:7c inet addr:192.168.0.10 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::ba27:ebff:fe83:947c/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:52 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:43 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:8558 (8.3 KiB) TX bytes:10992 (10.7 KiB) lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 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:0 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:69 inet addr:192.168.0.18 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::7edd:90ff:fe23:8a69/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:615 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:431 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:89342 (87.2 KiB) TX bytes:71036 (69.3 KiB)
And here are some ARPINGs - another computer on the network:
ARPING 192.168.0.100 60 bytes from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:41 (192.168.0.100): index=0 time=2.852 msec 60 bytes from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:41 (192.168.0.100): index=1 time=3.486 msec
ARPING 192.168.0.14 60 bytes from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:85 (192.168.0.14): index=0 time=295.777 msec 60 bytes from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:85 (192.168.0.14): index=1 time=217.084 msec
And the repeater:
ARPING 192.168.0.3 60 bytes from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:f0 (192.168.0.3): index=0 time=1.679 msec 60 bytes from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:f0 (192.168.0.3): index=1 time=1.239 msec
It seems that this is a problem inherent to Raspberry Pi, as I have tried the same configuration with a Mac Laptop, Windows 7 and 8 Laptops, a VM running Ubuntu Linux (with a bridged network adapter configuration), an android phone and two RPis running either Raspbian or Raspbmc (I tried all combinations of SD card and RPi). I also have tried using the eth0 ethernet port as well as a USB wifi-adapter. The connection works fine for everything EXCEPT the Raspberry Pis - and the Raspberry Pis do not work using any of the OSes or on either interface.
Here's my /etc/network/interfaces file:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet dhcp allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet manual wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf iface default inet dhcp
Everything seems fine to me in that configuration, but obviously something is wrong.
Update Since I have 3 routers, I've changed the primary (gateway) router out as well to see if this is the problem. This does not help at all.