DD-WRT Repeater Bridge – Set Up as Repeater Bridge

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Thus far, you have successfully:

  1. Prepared to flash your router with dd-wrt
  2. 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.

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DD-WRT Repeater Bridge – Prepare to Flash

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

Steps:Router Underside - Model Number Highlighted

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Use a Second Router to Extend Your WiFi Range, No Cables Required

This is part of series: dd-wrt repeater bridge

AwhileRepeater Bridge Network Diagram 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