Author Topic: FAQ (4 of 5): Create a wired bridge on Buffalo DDWRT router  (Read 12304 times)

brian_nathaniel

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 1. Hard reset or 30/30/30 the router to dd-wrt default settings
  2. Connect to the router @ http://192.168.11.1
         * Note: If this router is wired to another router, there may be conflicts (both routers could have the same IP address). For the time being, disconnect this router from the main one or create a static ARP entry.
  3. Open the Setup -> Basic Setup tab
         * WAN Connection Type : Disabled
         * Local IP Address : 192.168.1.2 (i.e. different from primary router and out of DHCP pool)
         * Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0 (i.e. same as primary router)
         * DHCP Server : Disable (also uncheck DNSmasq options)
         * "(Optional)" DHCP Server : DHCP Forwarder (Set your DHCP server's/router's IP address)
         * (Recommended) Gateway/Local DNS : IP address of primary router (many things will fail without this)
         * (Optional) Assign WAN Port to Switch (visible only with WAN Connection Type set to disabled): Enable this if you want to use WAN port as a switch port
         * (Optional) NTP Client : Enable/Disable (if Enabled, specify Gateway/Local DNS above)
         * Save
  4. Open the Setup -> Advanced Routing tab
         * Change operating mode to : Router
         * Save
  5. Open the Wireless -> Basic Settings tab
         * Wireless Network Name (SSID) : YourNetworkNameHere
         * (Optional) Sensitivity Range : The max distance (in meters) to clients x2
         * Save
  6. Open the Wireless -> Wireless Security tab
         * Note: Security is optional, but recommended! Clients must support whatever mode you select here.
         * (Recommended) Security Mode : WPA2
         * (Recommended) WPA Algorithm : AES
         * (Recommended) WPA Shared Key: >8 characters
         * Save
  7. Open the Services -> Services tab
         * (Optional) DNSMasq : Disable
         * (Optional) ttraff Daemon : Disable
         * Save
  8. Open the Security -> Firewall tab
         * Uncheck all boxes except Filter Multicast
         * (Optional) Uncheck Filter Multicast if you need LAN discovery services such as Bonjour
         * Save
         * Disable SPI firewall
         * Save
  9. Open the Administration -> Management tab
         * (Recommended) Info Site Password Protection : Enable
         * Under routing select disabled
         * Apply Settings and connect ethernet cable to main router via LAN-to-LAN uplink*


patnshan

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Re: FAQ (4 of 5): Create a wired bridge on Buffalo DDWRT router
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 08:00:20 pm »
I am using the Gigabit N450 Buffalo router. Which router would be a good match to use as a wired AP for this? I am using an old WRT54G as a wired AP but want to move to all N.
Thanks,
Pat

bjc

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Re: FAQ (4 of 5): Create a wired bridge on Buffalo DDWRT router
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 01:37:48 pm »

There is this FAQ for creating a wired bridge, and then an additional FAQ for creating a wireless gues network.  Has anyone created a wired bridge AND a wireless guest network and if so might the directions be posted?


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Re: FAQ (4 of 5): Create a wired bridge on Buffalo DDWRT router
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2015, 10:44:28 am »
I'm running a wireless bridge using WZR-HP-G450H routers that shoots about a mile using 19 dbi panel antennas. I have it configured using the DD-WRT firmware.  What I'm doing with this bridge is getting my internet from Comcast and sending it to my place of business that is located too far from the road.

 It is configured mostly the same as described above. Differences being that I have the WAN setting set to "automatic configuration -DHCP". The problem that I am experiencing is that my WAN signal just drops for about 5 to 10 minutes then just comes back. The bridge is still intact. I can ping all the way into my Comcast router in 7 milliseconds constantly, I can even log into that and every other router in the chain but not receive the WAN signal. Looking at your recommendations above I noticed that you uncheck many of the firewall settings as well as a few other settings that I had not. I've made those changes now and we will see what happens. Do you think that this may effect it? 
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timthechef

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Re: FAQ (4 of 5): Create a wired bridge on Buffalo DDWRT router
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 12:30:39 pm »
Well sad to say it didn't effect it at all. internet is up and down still. I think I'll start a new thread, give more background on my situation and see if anyone has any ideas.
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