OpenWrt on linksys EA6350 with verizon main router

I am trying to use my linksys EA6350 with openwrt as a client to bridge to my verizon primary router. I dont have the option of hard wiring between the two as they are in opposite floors of the house. I am unable to ping from behind the linksys. is there something I need to configure, besides the ssid, on the client side?

ISP --> Verizon 3100 <--2.4ghz wifi> linksys ea6350 --> hardwired client