Help with creating a bridge.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by summoner12, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. summoner12

    summoner12 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hey guys, sorry for my noobness :redface:

    This is what I am trying to do on my network:


    I want to access the webcontrol device from my PC. It is a GUI type of device. I enter it's IP into my web browser and then gain access to it.

    I have loaded the linksys with the tomato firmware. My issue is that I don't know enough about networking to really figure this out on my own. So, if you guys could give me some direction it would be much appreciated!

    So far I know I need to turn the Linksys into a bridge... but that is about all I know. :redface:
  2. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    Did you try to change some settings in "Basic -> Network", under Wireless ?
    In Wireless Mode, select Wireless Ethernet Bridge.
    Then enter the information related to your other router (SSID, encryption, password...)
    Your router should work as a wireless ethernet card, the dhcp server will give it an IP.
  3. summoner12

    summoner12 Networkin' Nut Member

    I think part of my problem is once I match those bits I then lose the ability to log into the router, even when wired into it. in order to get back into the router I had the change the name of my 2wire router and then I could get into the linksys. I was pretty sure it wasn't working since I couldn't figure out the IP for the webcontrol and i couldn't get it to respond when entering it's last known IP.

    do I only need to match up a couple of the settings?

    I also don't see the linksys as a wireless device on the 2wire router. do I need to set it's IP and range of IPs?

  4. summoner12

    summoner12 Networkin' Nut Member

    Do I need to mess with the DHCP and IP range on the linksys?
  5. summoner12

    summoner12 Networkin' Nut Member

    FYI, the 2wire router is a model; 3800HGV-B.
  6. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    You have to configure your WRT by connecting it with a RJ-45 with your PC, you can't configure it wirelessly. You don't have to mess with the DHCP on the WRT because when you switch to "wireless bridge", the DHCP disappears.
    On the 2wire, you should see your web control in the DHCP table (I think), your WRT should be transparent.
    I use this technique to connect a printer wirelessly to my router, with another router with the dd-wrt firmware (I had to use this one because the router wasn't a linksys).
    While checking the wiki, I figured I missed something... You have to force the IP on you web control device (if possible). Match an IP in the range of your DHCP server.
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