Bridge Networking Question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by SteveY, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. SteveY

    SteveY Network Guru Member

    I have my DSL modem connected to a WRT54GL v1.1 (A) (Tomato 1.13) as my AP in the basement. I then come off of it wired to a BEFSR41 (B) router (used as a switch) in a closet, which I then go out to various rooms with wired connections. One of which is on the main floor which I was wondering if there is any way I can use a WRT54G v8 (C) wired in to the network, which could then act as a wireless repeater? What I mean by this is, I can then connect on the main floor wireless to router 'C', or is this even worth while?
    Router 'C' still has stock firmware on it, but I was reading how I could get DD-WRT on it.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    It seems you don't want C to wirelessly repeat anything, but just to be another AP by which you can gain wireless access to your network?

    If so, setup C to have the exact same wireless settings as A (SSID, security, etc.), but just on another channel. C's channel should be about 5 channels removed from A's wireless channel. Also, plug C into the wired network via a LAN port, disable the DHCP server on it, and set C up to have the LAN IP of A as its default gateway. Use an IP address for C that would not be dished out by A's DHCP server.

    Connected like that, you can walk up and down the stairs and your wireless notebook (or whatever) will connect to A when you are downstairs, and to C when you are upstairs.
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