Router flashed with DD-WRT to be used as bridge?

Dell / Dell system inspiron 7720
February 25, 2014 at 14:20:46
Specs: Windows 8, 2.401 GHz Intel i7-3630QM/ 8052 MB DDR3 1600Mhz
I have this Linksys router that I flashed with DD-WRT v24, it's model is a WRT310N v. 1.0.

I noticed that in the wireless setup, it has an option to use it as a network bridge. I assume that by this it means that I can use the router to connect to another wireless network. I was hoping this would work, as I have a setup where there's a LAN network at the back of my house that I have yet to run a ~45m cable to, and that I might have been able to use the router to connect via wifi to my internet router in the front of the house. However, I have yet to figure out how this works.

When I set it to that form of connection, I lose access to the router's GUI and I have to reset the router to gain access again. How exactly is this supposed to work, and would I be better off asking on hte DD-WRT forums?

~oldie
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#1
February 25, 2014 at 14:33:22
You better use the repeater mode for that.
You can read here, how to manage that:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.ph...

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#2
February 25, 2014 at 14:46:02
Yikes, that's darn complicated...

I don't think that'll work anyway. I'm connecting my flashed Linksys router to a Netgear router with default firmware, and the Linksys is a Broadcom chip while the Netgear is an Atheros chip.

Might I ask why you recommend using the WDS bridge for that? In my opinion for the somewaht temporary network I'm setting up the client bridge ( http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.ph... ) should work fine. I should also note that I'm a full mile from the nearest public area, and I'm not worried about wifi stealers or local hackers.

~oldie
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#3
February 25, 2014 at 15:14:37
Ok so you might read this:
http://www.flashrouters.com/blog/20...

Especially the part How Does the Client Wireless Bridge Differ from Repeater Mode?


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#4
February 25, 2014 at 22:16:38
With that link paulsep, I think a client bridge is for me. The separate network is ethernet-only, and as it's not so far as to have Wifi problems I'm looking for a temporary connection solution until I can run some cables.

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#5
February 26, 2014 at 08:18:41
different chipsets in the router have nothing to do with connectivity btw.

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#6
February 26, 2014 at 08:29:59
@wanderer Yes, but for a WDS link apparently it does. Besides, this router has given me some connectivity issue before...

~oldie
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#7
February 26, 2014 at 10:19:01
It's not depending on chipset, it's depending on the routers capability in general and the installed version of DD-WRT.

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#8
February 26, 2014 at 17:49:03
Thought to let you know that I setup the client bridge, and it seems to be working just fine.

And maybe to note, that you seem to be pushing the WDS link much more than the ClientBridge, seemingly without noting the fact that I have no need or want for extended WiFi, which the second link paulsep posted shows WDS is for. Just wanted to make this clear.

~oldie
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#9
February 26, 2014 at 17:58:09
Ah ok, just reread your first posting and I missed, that the routers are already connected together by wire.

In that case, you're right. There is indeed no need for WDS or repeater mode.

And in that case, you simply had to connect your routers from one LAN (router 1) port to one LAN port (router 2), configure WLAN on router 2, disable DHCP on router 2, while DHCP is enabled on router 1, and you're done.

Anyway, you got it to work.
Great to hear that.


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