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setting up a linksys wrt54gv1.1 as a wireless bridge

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by itye, May 12, 2008.

  1. itye

    itye Addicted to LI Member

    can someone please help. I have looked through the forums but cannot find an answer anywhere

    I have a linksys WRT54G v1.1 with hyperwrt firmware. I want my wired clients on this router to be able to access the internet from a netgear dg834t router via the linksys wireless. How can I do this. Is there a step by step guide?? The netgear gear router is in another room and it is this router that is connected to the adsl line which provides the internet therefore the linksys router must be able to connect to this router for its internet access.

    My netgear router is setup with wpa, how does the linksys connect to this. When i do a scan on the linksys it sees this router but the wired clients cannot ping the netgear router or connect to the internet meaning my set up is not right at all.

    I have tried various wireless modes on the linksys eg client mode, ethernet bridge etc but nothing works.

    can someone provide a step by step how to. i.e. what settings i need to input on the linksys, how do I connect it to the netgear etc etc
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I forget the exact URLs, but on www.dd-wrt.com (I think in the Wiki) there's a step-by-step. Note that dd-wrt may call the modes slightly different from Thibor.

    The easy one is: When you set up a wireless bridge, the router you are using as the bridge becomes a client of the Access Point (AP), just like any other PC with a wireless adapter. So, you must tell the router/bridge everything you would tell a normal wireless client, PLUS you must set up the router/bridge's WPA key (if used), IP, netmask, and gateway manually.

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