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For those who want all computers to be on the same subnet, try running the WRT as a [[Wireless Bridge]] For those who want all computers to be on the same subnet, try running the WRT as a [[Wireless Bridge]]
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A more extensive wiki based description of how to do this from the DD-WRT Web interface is here: A more extensive wiki based description of how to do this from the DD-WRT Web interface is here:

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This wireless mode allows a router to connect to a remote router as a client. This mode creates 2 separate subnets. Since the computers within the different subnets cannot see each other directly, this requires the enabling of NAT between the wireless and the wired ports, and setting up port forwarding for the computers behind the local wireless device. Segments connected via Client Mode Wireless cannot share a DHCP server.

A router in Client Mode Wireless will not be visible as an access point. It will not accept any wireless connections from client devices. If you'd like to wirelessly "daisy-chain" routers to extend your range, you'll need to use repeater mode. See WDS Linked router network

If you have a wireless router connected to the Internet in a location and would like to connect wired clients in a remote location to allow shared Internet, one solution is to use Client Mode Wireless. This requires the remote router is a WRT54G running DD-WRT (or similar firmware). The WRT running client mode will connect to the main router as though it were any other computer, and will share the connection as though the main router were connected directly to its WAN port. This means that both routers will be on seperate subnets--and thus the clients will all be on seperate subnets), and NAT will exist between the routers so port forwarding will need to be done at both routers, not just the main router.

For those who want all computers to be on the same subnet, try running the WRT as a Wireless Bridge

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Configuration

A more extensive wiki based description of how to do this from the DD-WRT Web interface is here:

Talk:Client_Mode_Wireless#ROUTER_setup_step_1

Links

http://forum.bsr-clan.de/ftopic694.html