Which one to use - Client or Client Bridged mode?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by jongi, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. jongi

    jongi Network Guru Member

    Firstly I am not sure that what I want to do is even possible so I figured let me ask. Here is the setup I want:

    PC --> WRT54G v5 --> ADSL modem --> Internet

    I will be running 2 pppoe connections so those will dialled from the PC and not the router. So I need the router to be in bridged mode. From the labelling I am guessing Client Bridged mode.

    In Client (Bridged) mode, will my PC and any wireless connected devices still be protected by the WRT54G v5 firewall? Or will I need to run a software firewall on any device connected to the router?
  2. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

    Client and Client Bridged is for connecting to another AP as a client, Client meaning having your own subet on your side of the router, Client Bridged meaning you share the same subnet as the AP you are connecting to. Try leaving the wireless set as AP and set your internet connection type to dhcp maybe? I cant think of anyway to have the router initiate 2 pppoe sessions.
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    To do what you want to do there is not need for the router. If you want to initiate the pppoe connection from the machine you can by taking the router out of the equation and making your computer do the routers job in the above diagram. Are you sure you actually have 2 different accounts, the reason i ask is most service providers will not run 2 pppoe connections to the same modem because most consumer modems are not sophisticated enough to handle more then one connection at a time.
  4. jongi

    jongi Network Guru Member

    ifican - hmm you raise something I hadn't thought of. I do want two pppoe connections. And I want the router to provide access to the ADSL and I would also like to take advantage of the firewall the router has.. Essentially I also need a laptop to access the ADSL wirelessly. My ISPs do allow more than one concurrent session.

    EDIT: I have heard of ADSL routers having a Bridged mode so I assumed that these two would be something similar.
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