Re: Help needed with home network configuration
David Wright wrote:
> On Fri 16 Mar 2018 at 13:09:00 (-0000), Dan Purgert wrote:
>> 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
>> >> example.
>> > 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.
> That's what I don't want, if it means the router-router connection
> is wireless because (a) we have the CAT5 cable available and
> (b) poor wireless transmission between the two areas is the problem
> I'm trying to solve.
Why not scrap "router 2" (on the right), and use a switch? If you need
wifi, throw in a Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LITE with the switch, and call it a
If it's a bit of "well, I have this stuff already; and can't really
afford new stuff ..."
(1) TURN OFF all the "all-in-one router" features -- DNS, DHCP, etc.
(2) Set the "LAN" address of Router2 (right router) to something in the
network provided by Router1 -- e.g. 192.168.0.2
(3) Plug the cat5 cable from Router1 into LAN1 of Router2, IGNORE the
(4) If you have two different WiFi SSIDs, rename Router2 to the same
SSID as Router1 (Password too).
I think I got the other bits from below up here as well ...
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