Can Bridge Router act as DHCP and controller

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by smp01, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. smp01

    smp01 LI Guru Member

    I have 2 routers, working, connected via wireless bridge.

    Router connected to internet is a dLink 450 which utilizes AirCards to make the internet connection. It has a built in PCMCIA slot. Currently this is DHCP server

    My other router is WRT54GL with Tomato 1.10, basically configured as a bridge.

    I (think I) have lost all of the benefits of Tomato in this setup.

    What I would like to do is switch DHCP to LinkSys and use QoS, time of day restrictions for kids, etc. Basically, I want to turn the dLink into a DSL or Cable modem.

    Is this possible, or am i just asking for headaches?

  2. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    If you setup as a client instead of bridge you can use the firewall functions and DHCP. The LAN side of the linksys will need a unique subnet. You'll want to setup a static route on the Dlink pointing to your (new) subnet behind the linksys. If you use gateway mode you have double NAT which will work just fine but in router mode it is a bit more interesting.
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