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How to point 54gs bridge running HyperWRT to DNS server?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by tjg2121, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. tjg2121

    tjg2121 LI Guru Member

    After 3 days of pulling my hair out I'm out of ideas. I have 2 WRT54GS routers, one that I'mtrying to set up as a wireless bridge using the Thibor HyperWRT 15c firmware. How do you tell it to use the main router asa DNS server?

    I have DHCP on the bridge disabled, security settings on both routers match, both on the same channel, have followed about a hundred tutorials but all of them say "point router to the IP of the main router" but they don't tell how to actually do that. Also, what is "bridge restrict" and why when I enable it, can I not select "wireless bridge?" thanks,

  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    what are you trying to do? Extend your wireless network through the new AP/router or use it as a wired wireless network card?
    Usually, I would set the gateway as the other router and the DNS on the PCs.
  3. tjg2121

    tjg2121 LI Guru Member

    Trying to connect an xbox 360 (Christmas gift) to my wireless LAN. The xbox does not have a wireless card, but I have a spare wrt54gs. So I flashed that with the Thibor firmware but I can't get to the internet thru it. The xbox is not getting an IP from my main router. Same thing with a pc that I plug into one of the LAN ports on the GS.

    I don't know which screen (in the router admin app) to go to to set the proper gateway and lan IPs. Most of the info on the internet talks about the WRT54G, not the gs, and I think the options are different. Like they all say to select "disable" from the dropdown on tha Basic Setup screen, but that is not an option on the GS.

  4. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    Thibor has a slightly different interface than the stock firmware.
    However, G and GS mostly use the same firmware.

    So, your goal is to connect your xbox360 wirelessly to your network.
    First, you need to configure the router correctly. You need to set it as network client.
    This is done in basic wireless settings, for wireless mode select client mode.
    Then setup a fix IP for the router that fits in your network, disable internet connection.

    You can either let the client router set the IP to your Xbox360 or disable the DHCP server and fix the IP or let the other AP/router set the IP.

    Try this and tell us how it works.
  5. tjg2121

    tjg2121 LI Guru Member

    I'm trying to configure a WRT54GS as a wireless bridge. I want to plug the xbox into that, instead of springing for $100 for a wireless card. Partly because I'm a cheap sob, and partly for the challenge of making it work. So far no luck with that last part.

    So my main router, router A, I haven't touched. It's connected to the cable modem and works fine. It's running Linksys firmware and is at

    Router B is the one I've been trying to set up as a bridge, and I just can't figure out why it's not working. It's a WRT54GS flashed to Thibor 15c. Below is how it's configured. If anybody can spot the incorrect setting (or the 15 incorrect settings for all I know), I'll drink a beer in your honor. Maybe 2.

    Both routers are on the same channel and have wireless security turned off for now.

    Is at and is routing only 5 addresses: to 125

    Router B (the alleged bridge):

    Setup / Basic setup
    (the default is DHCP. Many advice givers say to select "disable" but that is not an option in the Thibor firmware).


    DHCP SERVER= Disable

    Setup /Advanced Routing
    OPERATING MODE= Gateway (the other option is Router)
    STATIC ROUTING= <no entries>

    Wireless/ Basic wireless Settings

    WIRELESS NETWORK NAME= <same as router A>
    WIRELESS CHANNEL= 6 <same as router A>
    MODE= Wireless Bridge (the other opion is AP)

    There are no entries in the Bridge Restrict table

    So, that's what she looks like. A laptop plugged into the bridge is not getting an IP. I can't ping from the router admin page. Any ideas??
  6. 2001rotax800

    2001rotax800 LI Guru Member

    HA HA sounds like what I just went through.

    Set it AP+WDS mode (on both, actually)Make #2 a router instead of a gateway. Disable the DHCP server, but leave the top box on Automatic config mode, now change the connect to any wds device to connect with with WDS device and enter the #1 ip address, I would add the ip address of the #2 in the list of #1 just to make sure they see each other. Also my setup I used for the ip address of the #2 router. Good luck I hope you get it, I know how friustrating it is to ask questions and have almost no reponse. I will keep an eye on this thread.

    P.S. when you are entering the Ip address's make sure you enter the wireless ip address, as it will be different than the LAN IP address. If you want to make sure go to each of the status pages of the router interface, and choose the wireless tab it will display the wireless ip address.
  7. tjg2121

    tjg2121 LI Guru Member

    Yeah, this forum seems to be pretty light on the participation. That would be ok if it was possible to find decent documentation out there somewhere, but if it's out there I sure haven't found it. And i've been looking. Hard.

    Anyway, couldn't get Thibor to work in wireless bridge mode to save my life, so I decided to give it a shot with WW-DRT. Had it up and running perfectly in less than an hour. Thanks for the advice though.

  8. tjg2121

    tjg2121 LI Guru Member

    DD-WRT. Doh!
  9. levelup2

    levelup2 Addicted to LI Member

    is really useful for me

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