Question about Arris Wireless G Broadband Router (wr850g)
Your primary router can be any brand of router - whatever you already have, for example. The DD-WRT firmware with wireless bridge mode need only be installed on the secondary router you're turning into a client adapter (we'll call it the "client router").
This tutorial assumes that your primary router is, like most routers, assigning IP addresses by DHCP. Without DHCP enabled, your bridged peripherals may not be able to get onto the network.
Take note of any wireless security currently enabled on your primary router. If you are using WEP, note your passphrase and key length (64-bit, 128-bit, etc.). If using WPA or WPA2, note your passphrase. Later, you'll need to input these on the secondary router.
You will need to access the administration interface of the secondary router, your DD-WRT router. Obviously, you can't launch a web browser from your printer. For temporary setup purposes, you need to connect a wired PC to the secondary router. The easiest way is to grab a laptop computer, temporarily disable any wireless network it has, and connect it via Ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. Do not connect it to the WAN, sometimes labeled "Internet" port, which can remain empty.
Assuming your DD-WRT is set to factory defaults, its IP address is 192.168.1.1. We are going to disable its DHCP server, so you should manually configure an IP address for your temporary PC. A good choice would be 192.168.1.2.
Step 1. To manually configure your IP address in Windows XP, click to Control Panel/Network Connections/Local Area Connection/Properties. Scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Now click Use the Following IP Address and enter 192.168.1.2 as the IP,
255.255.255.0 as the Subnet Mask, and 192.168.1.1 as the Default Gateway.
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, enter the IP address 192.168.1.1, Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0, and Router 192.168.1.1. Click "Apply Now" to save the changes.
Step 2. Open a browser on your PC and connect to the DD-WRT router -- its default address is http://192.168.1.1. The default login is root and password is admin. Of course, you should change these. You probably won't, but our lawyers require us to say that.
Step 3. Click Setup/Basic Setup. Scroll down to Network Address Server Settings (DHCP). Click to disable DHCP. This will prevent the bridged router from assigning addresses, which will be the job of your primary router.
Step 4. Click Wireless/Basic Settings. For Wireless Mode select "Client Bridge." Set Wireless Network Mode to match your primary router - "mixed" is the safe default, unless your primary router is set exclusively to b or g mode.
Step 5. Click Wireless/Wireless Security. For Security Mode, select the appropriate choice that matches your primary router - either none, WEP, WPA or WPA2. In this example, our primary router uses WPA security. The algorithm is set to "TKIP" on both routers, and we've entered our shared key.
Step 6. Click Status/Wireless. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you'll see a button labeled "Site Survey." You now need to associate this router to your primary router to create the bridge.
Click the Site Survey button, and a window pops up showing available wireless networks.
In our setup, one wireless network with SSID bordella is available. That is our primary router. Click the Join button to create the association.
DD-WRT will let you know that you've successfully joined the network.
Step 7. You've now completed the bridge.
To test it, you need to receive an IP address from your primary router. Revisit Step 1 and set your IP address back to automatic assignment. Unplug the network cable from your temporary PC, whistle a few times, and reconnect.
Your temporary PC should receive an IP address assigned by your primary router. You can test this by opening a browser and connecting to an Internet web site.
Posted on Oct 01, 2010
You must connect a network cable to both routers. Connect one lead to a LAN signal out on the main router.(The router the internet is wired to.) Connect the other end to the WAN input on the other router. Then, use search for wireless connections in your wireless network to sync the computer to the second router.
Posted on Oct 02, 2010
With that 6.1.4 firmware there is an option in the configuration to turn on ACCESS POINT / BRIDGE MODE, have you got that far at least? You should be able to have it either pull an IP with DHCP, or assign one to it, then indicate that the other router is the gateway... in your linksys router assign a reserved IP to the mac address of the Motorola that is the same as whatever IP you configure in it manually (has to be on the same network of course, 192.168.0.102 for example).
It should not take much more than that.... let me know what you have tried so far, will continue to research for you.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
All you should need to do is to set up the WR850G router to function as a WDS link, it will work flawlessly out of the box.
Set up the WDS link, enable DHCP on the WRT300N, disable DHCP and disable the WAN port on the WR850G, giving both a static IP on the same subnet outside of the DCHP range (I used X.X.X.1 & .2). The four ports on the WR850G will pick up DCHP across the layer 2 WDS link and route to the WRT300N across the WDS link just fine, or at least it worked for me.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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