Re: Help needed with home network configuration
David Wright wrote:
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> On Thu 15 Mar 2018 at 10:18:20 (-0700), Don Armstrong wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Mar 2018, David Wright wrote:
>> > When you reprogram routers with dd-wrt, does that allow it to do, say,
>> > wired bridging even though the manufacturer's formware doesn't allow
>> > for that?
>> openwrt and dd-wrt both allow wired bridging (or pseudo-bridging by
>> routing if your wireless hardware doesn't support that).
>> 1: I suppose there might be some network hardware which doesn't support
>> actual bridging of wired interfaces, but I've yet to see such an
> I think the router I've been using for the last few years is one.
> Although the User Manual from May 2013¹ has a brief section on
> bridging, the June 2014² revision is missing that part. Both have
> a "Wireless Repeating" link on the figure for Advanced Wireless
> Settings, but the link is not present in the actual configuration
> screen on the device.
That's probably talking about "WDS bridging", not what Don is talking
about. That's an entirely different can of worms.
> Required topology:
> ╲│╱ ╲│╱ ╲│╱
> ┌───────┐ ┌───────┐ ┌───────┐
> │W L╞ CAT5 │W L╞═PC │ ROKUs │
> [Modem]══╡A A╞═════════════╡A A╞ │ etc │
> │N N╞ │N N╞ └───────┘
> │ ╞═PC │ ╞═PC
> └───────┘ └───────┘
> ¹ WNDR3400v3_UM_10May2013.pdf
> ² WNDR3400v3_UM_19June2014.pdf
"PC" on the left side won't be able to talk to anything connected to the
right side (unless you punch holes in the "WAN" of the right-side
router). Suppose if that's your goal, it'll work fine (barring
double-NAT for the right-side devices, if that matters).
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