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A wireless bridge connects two LAN segments with a wireless link. The two segments are in the same subnet and look like two ethernet switches connected by a cable to all computers on the subnet. Since the computers are on the same subnet, broadcasts reach all machines. DHCP clients in one segment can get their addresses from a DHCP server in the other segment.
Use a wireless bridge to transparently connect computers in one room to computers in a different room when you cannot—or don't want to—run an ethernet cable between the two rooms.
A standard wireless bridge (client bridge) connects wired clients to a secondary router as if they were connected to your main router with a cable. Secondary clients share the bandwidth of a wireless connection back to your main router. Of course, you can still connect clients to your main router using either a cable connection or a wireless connection.
The limitation with standard bridging is that it only allows wired clients to connect to your secondary router. Wireless clients cannot connect to your secondary router configured as a standard bridge.
New in DD-WRT v24 is Repeater Bridge mode. This extends your primary LAN via secondary router (bridge router) and also allows wireless clients to connect to your secondary router. This extends the range of your wireless network while simultaneously allowing wired clients to connect to your secondary router.
In the case in which we are interested, a secondary router running DD-WRT v24 is configured as a Repeater Bridge between a Primary wireless router (of any make/brand/FW) allowing the above configuration.
Primary router is configured in a 192.168.1.X subnet and leases DHCP address in the same pool. Secondary router is running DD-WRT v24
No security setup will be covered in this Wiki. It will be up to the user to setup security between the Primary and Secondary routers
Note: If you are unsure of what you are doing, is advisable to practice by setting up the router first in client bridge mode and get it working correctly. Client bridge mode is simpler but most of the settings are the same. Once you understand how to set up a client bridge and have it working, then proceed to setting up repeater bridge
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How to setup multiple BSSIDs using DD-WRT
|Last update:||Sept 7, 2009|
I have seen several HowTos, tutorials, and forum posts about how to setup multiple (B)SSIDs using DD-WRT and although most of these write-ups indeed helped creating multiple SSIDs, none gave me an actual working virtual SSID. Most of the time I wasn't even able to connect to the new virtual interface and in those rare occassions that it did connect, I never got an IP address. The reason none of these write-ups work, is because they are all based on the same base tutorial which, for one reason or the other, no longer works reliably.
I took all these write-ups and figured out what is needed to get it to work again. The following HowTo is what worked for me on my Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 and Linksys WRT310N. It created two BSSIDs, each with their own MAC address so any device is able to connect to either BSSID without getting utterly confused. The main BSSID has access to the internet and to your local network. The second (virtual) BSSID only has access to the internet.
I was only able to test it on my routers, so I would appreciate it if you dropped me an email here to let me know if this worked for you too (or not).
Before you continue...To make things easier for you, I made this HowTo interactive meaning I will ask you now to enter some information about the setup you wish to create. After you have entered the information, this HowTo will automatically change to reflect your setup. If you are unsure what to enter here, just leave it as it is - you will be able to create multiple BSSIDs just fine with the default values.
Enter the information and press "Done" when done:
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- Router Database | www.dd-wrt.com
- Repeater Bridge - DD-WRT Wiki
- Multiple BSSIDs with DD-WRT - Interactive HowTo
- Copy of Untitled Presentation.ppt - Google Docs
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- The Open Source WRT54G Story - www.wi-fiplanet.com
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