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WRT54GL as a Wireless Bridge for Xbox

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by jblade, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    Is this the cheapest option for me?

    I have an xbox 360, and would like to get a wireless bridge for it. However most of them are at least 80 dollars.

    On buy.com I can get the WRT54GL for 39.27 with Google Checkout.

    I was curious as to how easy it would be to set this up as a bridge after flashing it (I have flashed my WRT54G v4 which is my main router.) I would likely use this as my main wireless router and the WRT54G as the bridge.

    So basically I wanna know if it would be a good set-up. And whether anyone has already done this.
     
  2. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    bump 55 views and not a single reply.
     
  3. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    a bit of a look around would have yielded your answer. in short, yes it's easy and very doable. i myself have a very similar configuration to my x360
     
  4. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    I'm trying to do the exact same thing. If I don't want the second router to provide any wireless functionality to other clients, I guess client mode (STA?) is probably the simplest case for such a setup?
     
  5. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    if you don't want wireless fuction, but you want the xbox on the same lan segment as your home network, ie for live, etc; set it to WET or WDS mode with your main router. STA will institute a double NAT scenario, it simply replaces the WAN interface with the wireless interface.
     
  6. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    I appreciate the reply. I just was not sure whether this would 1. Forward the ports correctly 2. Connect correctly 3. Be able to run just like a bridge.

    Seems like it does all of the above though.

    I appreciate the help again. Looks like this is by far the cheapest wireless option for the xbox 360 ( buy.com = 39ish + free shipping )
     
  7. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    1. no forwarding of ports is necessary except in your gateway.
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
     
  8. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    I tried setting up the second router with client mode (STA) first, since this was the least destructive of options. It required no action on the main router. I could not afford a reboot of the main router at the time.

    My xbox was able to download content from the Internet after the change. Of course, because of the double-NAT situation, it was no longer able to stream video from my PC. I'll try WDS later when everybody is sleeping and not using the net. :)
     
  9. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    What do you mean you couldnt stream content...

    I used these directions to make mine into a bridge

    http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Bridge

    you saying if I type 192.168.1.2 into the url of a computer connecte to the main router, it wont find it. And that I cant stream content to that router?
     
  10. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    It seems that you set up WDS. If you notice, I set my connection up initially using client mode (STA), which resulted in my xbox being 192.168.3.x while the main PC is 192.168.1.x. (a double NAT situation) I specifically mentioned I wasn't allowed to set WDS up that night.

    I have subsequently set WDS up and have had no problem streaming content from the PC anymore. However, some HD videos are a little jumpy vs. a wired connection; that's probably a bandwidth issue though.
     
  11. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    Actually if you read the directions its in Bridge mode ;)

    Nothing had to be changed on my main router.
     
  12. jblade

    jblade Network Guru Member

    Sorry to bump, but what ports did u forward thibor, to make voice over xbox live work?
     
  13. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    didn't use voice, so none.
     

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