Bride from Original to Tomato Software

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Bernini, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. Bernini

    Bernini LI Guru Member


    I want to connect two WRT54GL as bridge (wdr?).
    The problem is that one have the original software (not influenceable) and my has tomato software to ajust the power. The router with the original software has the internet connection.

    Is it possible to share the internet with this conditions?
    Thanks for your help.

    regard bernini
  2. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    hmm first why can't you flash the one with the original firmware to tomato? that'll probably solve most of e problems

    Anyway if tts not possible, you could look at wireless ethernet bridging(wds is outta the question since the original doesn't support it). Personally i'll go for repeater mode, but this isn't available with tomato. DD-WRT supports it though.
  3. Bernini

    Bernini LI Guru Member

    did you know a tuturial?
    Is it also necessary to configure also the router with the original software?

    It is not possible to flash it because with tomano on both router we have problems. I think the problem was that we had a loop.
  4. ernst.conradie

    ernst.conradie LI Guru Member

    Bridge 3 WRT54GL units together

    Hi all, as you can see I am new to this site and to wifi in general. I have a wireless internet modem that I connect to my WRT54GL and it works well.
    I now want to extend my coverage and have two more units that I want to link up to the original unit and share the internet over the whole network.
    Can you help? What firmware will do this and is there an easy why to set it all up?
  5. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    there's 2 options.

    1. flash the other 2 units with tomato firmware and using wds to link them up. Note that all the routers must be configured to work with each other. also, the routers should be connected like this. internet modem -> router 1 --WDS-> router 2 --WDS-> router 3

    2. configure the 2nd and 3rd routers as repeaters. You'll need to flash them with dd-wrt for this to work. A repeater basically connects to a wireless access point(ur first router, or another repeater, depending on your setup), and rebroadcasts it(repeating).

    Note that either option will result in a drop in wireless speeds when accessing the first router. Typically, the speeds are inversely proportional to the number of hops(routers). so being 1 router away will result in 1/2 the max throughput, 2 router away will get you 1/4 the max, and so on
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