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With that in mind, here is how to configure it. With that in mind, here is how to configure it.
-# Download a recommended build for your router. DO NOT USE SP1. If you are using a broadcom router, read the peacock thread prior to starting. http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486 Use one of those recommended builds.+*Broadcom routers: read the [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486 Peacock thread]
# Do a HARD reset on your router. # Do a HARD reset on your router.
# Connect a cable from your computer to the LAN port on your router. # Connect a cable from your computer to the LAN port on your router.
# Set your computer to a static IP address of 192.168.1.9 # Set your computer to a static IP address of 192.168.1.9
-# Set your browser to 192.168.1.1 and open the dd-wrt webgui.+# Set your browser to 192.168.1.1 and open the dd-wrt webUI.
-# You should be asked to change your password and username. Carefully type these in. If you aren't asked for a password and username, do a hard reset, this time doing it properly! Hit change password.+# Set a username and password, if not asked for this, do a proper reset.
-# Go FIRST to wireless, wireless security and enter the security type and key that matches your primary router. You must use wpa2-aes for things to work reliably. The only other that works reliably is wep. You might have to change your primary router to a security that works with dd-wrt.+# Go FIRST to ''Wireless -> Wireless Security'' and enter the ''Security Mode'' and other information same as Primary router.
-# Hit SAVE, (or APPLY if you wish to) +# Hit SAVE (not apply)
-# Go to the wireless, basic settings page and change the wireless mode to Client Bridge. +# Go to the ''Wireless -> Basic Settings'' page and change the wireless mode to "Client Bridge".
-# Your wireless network mode should be set to the same as the primary router.+# Set the ''Wireless Network Name (SSID)'' to exactly match the primary router. '''Check spelling and case!'''
-# Set the wireless channel to match your primary router channel if there is a channel selection available.+
-# If you are using N only or Mixed with N, set your wireless channel width to match your primary+
-# Set the wireless network name to exactly the same as your primary router. Make sure spelling and capitalization match.+
# Set Ack timing to 0 unless you have a long distance (>300 meter) link (Optional with broadcom routers) # Set Ack timing to 0 unless you have a long distance (>300 meter) link (Optional with broadcom routers)
-# Hit SAVE at the bottom. Then hit APPLY.+# Hit SAVE (not apply)
-# Check to make sure all the configurations, including the mode, saved and the mode is still client bridge. If any changed, fix them, and save again.+# Go to ''Setup -> Basic Setup'' and change ''Connection Type'' to ''Disabled''
-# Goto Setup, basic setup and enter a router Local IP address of 192.168.1.6. Leave subnet mask at 255.255.255.0.+# Enter a router Local IP address in the same subnet range as your primary router, outside the dhcp pool (e.g. 192.168.1.6)
-# Set the Gateway IP to your primary router. (Likely 192.168.1.1)+# Set the Gateway IP to your primary router's IP address.
# Leave Local DNS blank # Leave Local DNS blank
-# Check Assign Wan port to a switch, if you wish to. 
# Change your timezone and DST to match where you are. # Change your timezone and DST to match where you are.
-# Hit Apply.+# Hit SAVE (not apply)
-# Set your browser to 192.168.1.6 and login to your router+# Go to ''Security -> Firewall'' and disable SPI firewall
-# Goto Security, Firewall. Under Block Wan Requests, uncheck everything but "Filter Multicast" (Leave Filter multicast checked).+# Hit SAVE (not apply)
-# Hit Save+# Uncheck everything except "Filter Multicast" (Leave Filter multicast checked).
-# Disable SPI Firewall+# Hit SAVE (not apply)
-# Hit Apply.+# Go to ''Setup -> Advanced Rrouting'' and change the operating mode from "gateway" to "router".
-# Go to setup/advanced routing and change the operating mode from "gateway" to router. Hit Apply.+# Hit SAVE (not apply)
 +# Go to ''Services'' or ''Administration'' and reboot router.
# Set your computer back to auto IP and auto DNS. # Set your computer back to auto IP and auto DNS.

Revision as of 00:06, 28 June 2021

Client Bridge

First of all, do not even try to do client bridge with dd-wrt SP1. It won't work.

The router that you are trying to connect to is the primary router. The router you are configuring is the client bridge(CB) router. You don't need to worry about the primary router as long a s you set your CB to the SAME subnet. What this means is, if the primary router has an IP of 192.168.A.X, you need to set the CB router to an IP of 192.168.A.Z. Most primary routers will be at 192.168.1.1. So, when you are configuring your CB router, set it to 192.168.1.9

With that in mind, here is how to configure it.

  1. Do a HARD reset on your router.
  2. Connect a cable from your computer to the LAN port on your router.
  3. Set your computer to a static IP address of 192.168.1.9
  4. Set your browser to 192.168.1.1 and open the dd-wrt webUI.
  5. Set a username and password, if not asked for this, do a proper reset.
  6. Go FIRST to Wireless -> Wireless Security and enter the Security Mode and other information same as Primary router.
  7. Hit SAVE (not apply)
  8. Go to the Wireless -> Basic Settings page and change the wireless mode to "Client Bridge".
  9. Set the Wireless Network Name (SSID) to exactly match the primary router. Check spelling and case!
  10. Set Ack timing to 0 unless you have a long distance (>300 meter) link (Optional with broadcom routers)
  11. Hit SAVE (not apply)
  12. Go to Setup -> Basic Setup and change Connection Type to Disabled
  13. Enter a router Local IP address in the same subnet range as your primary router, outside the dhcp pool (e.g. 192.168.1.6)
  14. Set the Gateway IP to your primary router's IP address.
  15. Leave Local DNS blank
  16. Change your timezone and DST to match where you are.
  17. Hit SAVE (not apply)
  18. Go to Security -> Firewall and disable SPI firewall
  19. Hit SAVE (not apply)
  20. Uncheck everything except "Filter Multicast" (Leave Filter multicast checked).
  21. Hit SAVE (not apply)
  22. Go to Setup -> Advanced Rrouting and change the operating mode from "gateway" to "router".
  23. Hit SAVE (not apply)
  24. Go to Services or Administration and reboot router.
  25. Set your computer back to auto IP and auto DNS.

You are done. Configure any other settings you wish at this point. .


Related pages:


Bridging (all types)

Client Mode (or simply “Client” mode, aka "Client Mode Wireless")

Repeater Bridge


Possibly the Wireless Bridge page should be renamed or moved here.