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wrt54g bridged mode

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by ifil2003, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. ifil2003

    ifil2003 Network Guru Member

    ok, i have searched many forums, and they say to go here. so i did.

    i have a linksys WRT54G v2.2, it is currently running hyper wrt 2.0.

    I am trying to make it into a bridge, connecting to another motorola router(not important) then, i want to connect other computers to my router. Just a simple wireless bridge.

    can anyone tell me the things in order i have to do to set this up(please make it simple) I have found several guides that make no sense. I think this is just simple shell commands.

    well thanks, any help would be awesome :)
  2. reber

    reber Network Guru Member

    First I would upgrade the WRT54G firmware to tofu13c.

    Then check out his readme for configuration info.

    Figure out whether its a bridge (wet) or a client bridge (sta) that you want.
  3. ifil2003

    ifil2003 Network Guru Member

    ok, well thank you very much.

    but i still can't get it to work. my setup is a motorola wr850g connected to the internet in a main room(this cannot be modded, and is running new firm)Then i have 3 computers in another room, all networked together through a linksys WRT54G v2.2. (they are all connected through lan)and i want to connect those two routers wirelessly.

    the guide was really confusing, but i installed tofu13 onto my linksys already running hyper wrt 2.0. i can see my motorola's signal under the survey tab in the linksys.

    so, what is my type of connection? wsd?wet?client?i have no idea.

    a very simple guide would be great

    thank you very much
  4. reber

    reber Network Guru Member

    WET is bridge mode.
    The router acts as a transparent caonnection between the AP and ONE device.

    STA is client bridge mode.
    The router joins the AP as a client and provides connectivity to multiple devices.

    If I read your first post correctly, you want ot hook up multiple computers. So, let's assume you'll go with STA mode.

    The Moto uses a subnet of 192.168.1.x
    The Moto has a gateway IP of
    The WRT will be a client-- (or whatever)

    The WRT uses a subnet of 192.168.2.x
    The WRT has a router IP of
    The connected computers will be clients-- (or whatever)

    WRT Internet Setup:
    Internet IP Address-->Static:
    Subnet Mask:
    Static DNS 1:

    WRT Network Setup:
    Local IP Address:
    Subnet Mask:

    WRT Wireless:
    Wireless Mode: Client
    Wireless Network Name (SSID): <Whatever the Moto has>

    And of course the WRT must match the Moto's wireless security mode and passphrase.
    If you want all the devices on the same subnet, it's a little more complicated--But this should work for you.

    Good luck.

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