Ok, so here's my issue. I have an RT-N16 router with a Tomato build by Shibby. IP at 192.168.1.1 Then I have a WRT54G using DD-WRT thats's acting as a client bridge at 192.168.1.2 (followed DD-WRT wiki). DHCP range is 192.168.1.20 - 80. My computer is wired into the bridge and everything is all good. I can access the internet, the other computers on the network, etc.
But I'd like it to have a static IP, so when I go into Tomato and set it all up, my computer loses internet access. I can't even ping the router. I still have LAN access on the bridge, so I can still see my laptop when it's plugged in, but no internet access. I'm not sure what's going on.
When I look into my device list with no static IP set, I see the bridge's MAC assigned to the IP that the computer is using. So both will have the same IP address, e.g. 192.168.1.101. And if I plug in something else then the same thing will happen again. The bridge's MAC will be in my device list TWICE, but with different IPs. Both of them the same as the one the computer is using, so 192.168.1.101 for PC1 and bridge, and then 192.168.1.102 for PC2 and bridge. (the bridge's MAC is the Wireless LAN MAC).
pic of device list with no static IPs:
i.imgur . com/ndHr5r0.png
But now when I set one of those PC's to a static IP in Tomato, the bridge MAC address at that IP disappears, so the only thing with that IP is the computer. And then I lose the internet.
pic of device list with static IP:
i.imgur . com/apwK12F.png
Thanks for looking at this, but I figured it out