How to wirelessly connect two wired networks?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by ajk68, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. ajk68

    ajk68 Guest


    This question has probably been answered before, but I really haven't found a subject header that seems to fit.

    I am trying to connect two wired networks via wireless. Network 1 has a 54G v1 router. It is the gateway to the DSL modem and hooks to one PC. Network 2 has a 54GL v4 router. It has two PC's hooked two it. There are also a Wii and Notebook computer that hook in wirelessly to my network.

    I have uploaded Thibor 15c firmware onto each router. How should I configure this?
    Is this a AP+WDS application? Just a plain AP application? Also, my limited understanding is that WDS causes a bandwidth hit. If it is not necessary, I guess I would prefer not incur the hit.

    Pointers in the right direction would be most appreciated.


  2. tstrike2000

    tstrike2000 Network Guru Member

    Leave Network 1 as is (Access Point). On Network 2, Gv4, configure the Wireless Mode as a Wireless Ethernet Bridge. Then configure the wireless SSID and security just like Network 1. Then make sure to disable the internet connection type (WAN port), disable DHCP, disable firewall, and disable upnp. Lastly, make sure you change the local address to something else like or to make it totally transparent. This setup bridges all the devices together as if they were all plugged into the Network 1 router.
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