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Wired Bridge

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by gummybear, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. gummybear

    gummybear Network Guru Member

    I want to create a wired bridge from my BEFW11S4 to my WRT54G.

    I know that most people want a wireless bridge, but I'm more interested in a wired bridge right now.

    I've still got the original Linksys firmware installed on both routers.

    I have been able to create a bridge by using the uplink port on the BEFW11S4 and connecting it to one of the four inputs on the WRT54G and then disabling the DHCP server.

    This works, but it would be better if I could use the "Internet" port on the WRT54G to bridge the two routers. This would free up an extra port.

    If I install DD-WRT on the WRT54G will I be able to accomplish this?

    Would I use the "client" mode or is this strictly for creating a wireless bridge?

  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if you want to make it a true bridge so all traffic passes through all ports you'll need some kind of custom firmware so you can either bridge the lan and internet ports together or reconfigure the switch to have all 5 ports on the same vlan so it acts as a 5 port switch...
    otherwise it will only route via the internet port.
  3. gummybear

    gummybear Network Guru Member

    OK. Thanks.

    I can live with it the way it works now, but it would be nice to boost the wireless signal a bit.

    If I install the DD-WRT firmware, will it still work the way I have it wired now but also allow me to increase the signal strength?
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    any non linksys firmware will let you do that, so yes.

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