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I run a Linksys WRT300N v1.0 (Firmware v1.03.6). I want to use a Motorla WR850G v3 (firmware v6.1.4) as a wireless bridge to extend the range of my wireless network without physically connecting the two routers. The WR850G v3 User Manual states such a configuration is possible, but the instructions on actually doing this are very vague. Can anyone help? Thank you in advance! - Guy

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  • guyc3033 Sep 29, 2010

    Hello, and thanks for your response. Can I ask for a little more detail?



    "Set up the WDS link" - How is that done? The manual is very vague. Is it "Operation Mode: Access Point"?


    "Enable DHCP on the WRT300N" - ALREADY DONE.


    "Disable DHCP on the WR850G" - By setting "Protocol: Static" on the LAN settings page?


    "Disable the WAN port on the WR850G" - By setting "Connection Mode: Disabled" on the WAN settings page?



    "Give both a static IP on the same subnet outside of the DCHP range (I used x.x.x.1 & .2)." - The WRT300N's IP is set to 192.168.1.1 and the WR850G's is set to 192.168.1.2, with the same subnet mask as the Linksys and a default gateway of 192.168.1.1 under the LAN settings page. Under the WAN settings page, the IP address, subnet and gateway are all set to 0.0.0.0



    "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." - I need to extend the wireless range, so the ports on the WR850G won't be used. But right now, I can't even get a hardwired connection to work. Help!



    Thanks,



    - Guy

  • guyc3033 Sep 29, 2010

    Hello Azraelsrl,



    I'm afraid I need a little more detail than this. You said:



    "Set up the WDS link": Is that by setting the Operation Mode to Access Point under Basic settings?


    "Enable DHCP on the WRT300N": ALREADY DONE


    "Disable DHCP on the WR850G": Is that by setting the Protocal to Static under the LAN settings?


    "Disable the WAN port on the WR850G:" Is that by setting the Connection Mode to Disabled under WAN settings?



    "Giving both a static IP on the same subnet outside of the DCHP range (I used X.X.X.1 & .2)": The

    WRT300N is set to 192.168.1.1 and the WR850G is set to 192.168.1.2 with a subnet matching the WRT300N and a default gateway of 192.168.1.1. Under WAN settings, everything is 0.0.0.0



    "The four ports on the WR850G will pick up DCHP across the layer 2 WDS link": Although I don't need the four ports to work (I need to extend the wireless connectivity), right now I am connected to port one of the WR850G and still can't even get that to work.



    Thanks!



    - Guy

  • guyc3033 Sep 30, 2010

    Here are my settings so far (still doesn't work):

    Note: SSID is the same for both routers. Channel for both is 11.

    WRT300N:
    IP: 192.168.1.1
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    DHCP active, range is 192.168.1.100-150
    Firewall: Enabled
    Security: WPA Personal
    Encryption: AES

    WR850G:
    Firewall: Disabled
    Security: WPA-PSK
    Encryption: AES

    Basic tab settings:
    Operation Mode: Access Point

    LAN tab settings:
    Protocol: Static
    IP: 192.168.1.2
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1

    WAN tab settings:
    Connection mode: Static:
    Primary: Yes (I can't seem to change this)
    Host Name: (blank)
    Domain Name: (blank)
    IP: 0.0.0.0
    Subnet: 0.0.0.0
    Gateway: 0.0.0.0

    AND ASSISTANCE YO CAN PROVIDE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

  • guyc3033 Sep 30, 2010

    I see no way to enable the WDS setting from the Advanced Wireless Configuration settings window in WRT300N. Besides, isn't that something I need to enable in the WR850G?



    Here's a screen scrape...




  • guyc3033 Oct 01, 2010

    Thank you so much, jayantjha355 !!! This is exactly the type of guidance I was looking for.



    Would you happen to know which DD-WRT firmware version I should use? There's a bunch of them as seen in the attached graphic - would it be the standard generic?



    Thanks again!




  • guyc3033 Oct 02, 2010

    IT WORKED! Took a while, but the WR850G is now working as outlined in this solution. Thanks!!!!!

  • guyc3033 Oct 02, 2010

    Thanks so much, jayantjha355 !!! Your solution worked!!!!!!

  • guyc3033 Oct 02, 2010

    Opps! Dear jayantjha355, I'm not sure what I did wrong, but the WR850Gv3 with the new DD-WRT 24 SP1 works great now as a repeater, but only through the hardwired LAN ports. It doesn't seem to be broadcasting the wireless signal, only receiving from the main WRT300N router. Did I miss something, or is this functionality just not possible?
    Thanks in advance.

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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.
As for Windows
, 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.

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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.

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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.


Tim

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    Tim Grayson Sep 30, 2010

    Try setting the IP to 192.168.1.101 on the access point and setting that as a reserved address for the Motorola on the linksys. It's possible that it may never really work together, usually with routers trying to act as access points it's best to stick with the same brand of device, and to actually use an access point as opposed to a router... I know that sounds redundant, but it is very difficult to get a different brand router to act as an access point for a linksys / cisco router.

    Thanks
    Tim

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    Tim Grayson Oct 02, 2010

    Did you see my last comment? It will be very difficult to get these working even for an experience network person (such as myself..) if it were me I'd sell the Motorola and get a linksys bridge / access point.



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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.

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  • Azrael SRL Sep 30, 2010

    Yes, it should be set as Access point, but you MUST also enable the WDS setting from the Advanced Wireless Configuration settings window in WRT300N.
    In WR850G all you need to do to disable the DHCP is to untick the option in the Networking > DHCP Server.
    Yes, to disabled.
    You should set them to something like 192.170.1.1

  • Azrael SRL Sep 30, 2010

    Apparently your WRT300N has an older firmware that doesn't support WDS so you can't connect anothr access point to it. In that case you have just 2 options:
    1 - install http://openwrt.org/ and configure it accoring to the instructions from the Documentation section . or
    2 - flip them around: make WR850G the primary router.

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