I have a meshbox thats acting as a repeater/bridge to my gateway. I can surf the net via the ethernet connection, however, its having a hard time connecting to the main access point. These are the messages I get: If you can surf the net, then what makes you think that it is having a hard time connecting to the gateway? It sounds like it is working OK. Perhaps it would be worth giving us the output of reporter so we have more of an idea what is going on. Does reporter say "searching for gateway"? or > "Connected to the network"?
reporter - shows the ethernet & wlan card settings, will also show if you have a gateway connection, clients connected or other mesh nodes in range. Can be prefixed with watch to get a continuously updating report.