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2 Tomato routers, how to setup 2nd one to just relay to first?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by esac, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. esac

    esac Addicted to LI Member

    I currently have an ASUS WL-500W setup with 1.28.0905 Shibby release. I am looking for something a little more powerful, and possibly with more range, such as the RT-N16. I want to replace the wl-500w with the rt-n16 acting as the primary router connected to my WAN.

    Is it possible to use the existing wl-500w to essentially act as a 'dummy' router (connected to the rt-n16 via a wired connection) to where it doesn't do absolutely any processing, it just forwards everything received over wireless to the rt-n16? If so, what is the best way to set this up?
  2. nukie

    nukie Networkin' Nut Member

    The answer is yes. Just turn of dhcp on the wl-500w and connect your n16 to a lan-port on the wl-500w.

    Personaly i use Linksys E3000 (with tostman-firmware) as my primary router bridged to another e3000 via 5ghz. And then a Netgear 3500L with shibby-firmware bridged to second E3000. All this so that i don't need to have cables all over the house. Using shibby on my 3500l to be able to use 3g-usbstick if my adsl goes down.

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