Wireless router question
In my home I have a wireless router (R1) that provides internet access and is fully working. This was provided by my ISP, and as such is NOT running dd-wrt. I want to try and avoid flashing this and installing dd-wrt if possible.
Towards the back of my house, the signal gets very weak. I have an additional wireless router (R2) that I want to use to 'boost' the signal from R1. This router IS running dd-wrt. Now the catch is, I want the two routers to connect together wirelessly, NOT with an ethernet cable.
I've googled this to death and found many guides and people asking the same, but they all point to connecting the two routers via a cable.
Is this solution even possible? Can two routers connect together wireless if only 1 of the routers is running dd-wrt? From google, it suggests it may be possible if one of the routers (or both) supports WDS (only my dd-wrt one supports this). Does anyone know how I can set this up? Or of any other solution to get these two routers connected wirelessly?
Many thanks for any help you can offer.
The firmware used should not be an issue. What you do need to do is to turn the second, dd-wrt router to run in the bridged mode as an access point, you do not want to run double NAT which is what would occur otherwise.
I am not a user of dd-wrt, so I do not know what the various settings are, but I suspect that it includes the ability to set the router as an access point, yes? Others here would be much more knowledgeable about this than I am.
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|reply to pete212 |
Your options: »www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Li···_Routers
What you probably want: »www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Re···r_Bridge
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|reply to pete212 |
I suggest you connect them via powline adaptors of the latest 500 series standard.
|reply to sbconslt |
In case you're not sure yes you can have the 2nd router run DD-WRT in Repeater Bridge mode, while the first does not need DD-WRT to be able to link the 2 together wirelessly.