This is part of a series: dd-wrt Repeater Bridge
Thus far, you have successfully:
- Prepared to flash your router with dd-wrt
- Flashed your router with dd-wrt (The “trailed/killer” version, then the “real” one)
Now it’s time to tell your router to connect to another router over Wi-Fi, and act as if the 2 routers are actually 1.
Continue reading DD-WRT Repeater Bridge – Set Up as Repeater Bridge
This is part of series: DD-WRT Repeater Bridge
The first thing to do is upgrade the firmware on the second router to something more capable. DD-WRT is the most popular open-source router firmware, and it’s the one that I used for this project. To upgrade the software on your router, you will need:
- Your router’s model number, including the exact revision
- A web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Opera
- A wired connection to your router (wireless won’t do)
- For some routers, a TFTP client
Windows has one built-in, but it’s disabled by default. How to enable Windows TFTP client
- Your computer’s IP address set to static
Continue reading DD-WRT Repeater Bridge – Prepare to Flash
This is part of series: dd-wrt repeater bridge
Awhile back, I was given a router. There was already a router at my house, so I started playing with it. I replaced the default software on it with DD-WRT, an open-source router firmware that gives any supported router features that are typical of much more expensive ones.
Several months later, I moved to my grandparents’ house. My desktop didn’t have a Wi-Fi card in it, and it would’ve been inconvenient and expensive to buy network cables, drill holes through a few walls, and run the cables from the main router to my computer.
Then I thought to myself, what if I could use my router as a Wi-Fi card? It turns out that I could, and you can too.
Next: Prepare to Flash Router