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WRT54G <---> WRT54G Bridge Use ONLY ... Best Approach?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by YamahaRick, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Guest

    I recently purchased two WRT54G's to replace existing Belkin units set up as a wireless bridge, connecting my home office upstairs to my servers downstairs. The Linksys units were purchased so I can use third party antennas and firmware for (potentially) better performance.

    The two new 54G's will not provide any sort of routing and/or DHCP ... I have a third router that provides my Internet connection, and my server provides DHCP services.

    I have tried to review and determine the "best approach" to configuring the new Linksys units. However, I am completely confused with learning how to configure them for maximum performance in bridge mode only.

    My current setup allows DHCP requests to transparently travel through the bridge from my server to the client on the other side. My entire network is a flat Class C, and I'd rather not use two subnets. Clients on the far side of the bridge should not require any sort of changes to their network configuration.

    It appears that the HyperWRT 2.1b1 or Alchemy third party firmware is the way to go ... does one offer any advantage over the other in regard to my specific situation?

    I apologize in advance for asking this same question once again on this forum, however, any straightforward tips and/or suggestions would be most welcome!
  2. kkennedy070790

    kkennedy070790 Network Guru Member

    Re: WRT54G <---> WRT54G Bridge Use ONLY ... Best Appro

    You want DD-WRT v23-Alpha. It is the only firmware that has a true layer-2 bridge mode.


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