Router to Router, - WRT54G v.3

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by CreativeSkillz, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. CreativeSkillz

    CreativeSkillz Network Guru Member

    Alright guys, how can I connect one router to another router?

    I have DD-WRT installed on one of the routers, and the stock firmware on the other one.

    How do I get the router with DD-WRT to connect to the other router?
  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    "Connect" in what sense?
  3. foq99

    foq99 Network Guru Member

    If you just want to use one as a switch, plug a cable into the LAN section on each WRT. If you want to take advantage of the firewall features, go from the first router's LAN into the second router's WAN. Then you'll have the firewall of both routers for any devices behind the second router. If you just want to add more computers, I'd suggest getting a switch -- they're usually cheaper, smaller, and have fewer things that can break or be exploited.
  4. CreativeSkillz

    CreativeSkillz Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the replies guys, but I guess I didn't make myself more clear, which is probably why I am having trouble using the search function to see if it's been done before, which I am sure it has.

    I have two routers.

    WRT54G x 2

    One is in the living room, connected to a desktop computer. Nothing else.

    The other is in the bedroom connected to the cable router, and another desktop.

    I want these two routers to communicate with one another wirelessly.

    I want to give the computer in the living room connectivity, as well as setting up the wireless router in the livingroom to extend my wireless range on the other side of the house.
  5. CreativeSkillz

    CreativeSkillz Network Guru Member

    In the near future I plan on installing Rj-45 plugs in all rooms, including the living room and moving the networking routers and stuff to the garage. However, until then I want to be able to give the router in the livingroom internet, by connecting to the router in the bedroom wirelessly.
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  7. CreativeSkillz

    CreativeSkillz Network Guru Member

    See, that's what I thought but I wasn't sure of the setting/configurations it was asking for.

    It's running the latest version of DDWRT right now.
  8. foq99

    foq99 Network Guru Member

    You could either put the one in the living room into client mode or put both of them into WDS mode. WDS mode will allow the living room WRT to act like both a client and an AP, extending the range of your wireless. Check the wiki or search the forums for tutorials.
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