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Tomato V.125 Bridge

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by reminis, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. reminis

    reminis Addicted to LI Member

    Ok I am sorry fellas if this has been posted many times, I did actually try to search many times and even outside this forum and havent had any luck..

    Here is my situation, I live with a dick roomate who is the one who pays internet/has a WRT54G in his room and lets me connect to it. When he leaves the premises he disconnects the internet for no apparent reason. Now, I get a very low signal of my neighbors signal in the corner of my bedroom and the front of my house through my laptop. I have an extra WRT54G with Tomato V.125 on it. Is there anyway I can program it to just bridge the closest wireless signal around and amplify it? So when my roomate is here It will just convert to his and when not it goes back to my neighbors?

    If thats not possible my ultimate goal would be to tap into my Neighbors Netgear and amplify it so I can use his signal throughout the house and not only in the front.
    If possible I would need a step-by-step since I dont really understand many of the networking abbreviations or what they mean. Thanks guys!

    (PS im in the front of the house and it sucks)
     
  2. Low-WRT

    Low-WRT LI Guru Member

    Can you offer to pay half, so he'll keep the internet on?:wink:
     
  3. reminis

    reminis Addicted to LI Member

    Nope.. he won't.
    And the Cable company wont supply a second line, only one per household.
     
  4. jstiel

    jstiel Guest

    You're right, he is a dick
     
  5. bswenso2

    bswenso2 Addicted to LI Member

    Have you asked why he turns it off? Should try to approach him about it and try to work something out.
     
  6. Low-WRT

    Low-WRT LI Guru Member

    I think the only way to get the router to switch back and forth would be to use dd-wrt with auto-ap installed. I use it when I travel. Basically, it finds the strongest open signal and connects to it. I think it updates itself every 20 mins...So, when your roommate came home, it would eventually find his as the strongest and connect to it.

    Otherwise, you should just try to only connect to the neighbors.(This is stealing, btw.)
    I couldn't find any directions, but this should help. Obviously, you have no control over the primary router...Unless they give you permission.
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Image:Standard_bridge_large.jpg
    Then, you would have to add a vap to broadcast "your" signal to your laptop.
    As far as I know, you can't do this tomato--unless you use wds+access point--and, I've never done that without being able to change settings in the primary router.
     

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