Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 13:28 Post subject: Trying to allow google wifi clients to see DD-WRT Router
I bought the google wifi system a couple of years ago so tht it would cover my large yard and 3 story house. I love its range but not its lack of advanced features. I know other products have more features but I can't justify spending hundreds of dollars on this right now.
I'd like to have the google wifi clients be able to access clients on my DDWRT network. I do not want to put either router into bridge mode. I did try putting the google wifi router first in my setup but it would not pass ports (many people had this problem).
So I have a DDWRT router (.1.1) connected to my ISP modem. I have my google wifi (.2.1) connected to this network. I don't seem to have any double nat issues as I am able to pass ports through to DDWRT. Anyway, is there a way to allow clients on wifi to access clients on DDWRT? I've seen guides mention static routes: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=323948 - would the last entry in that thread do the trick? I don't have a ton of knowledge in this area. Thank you so much for your time!
A little more information - we are extremely limited in what we can do with google wifi. I can't even do something like disable dhcp.
So you are right - I can ping items on one network from the other one. Media discovery isn't a huge deal for me because most of my media is on the wired network and consumed on the same network. I don't know how far I want to go with this for little gain. I did some poking around to see if I can take it to the next step but I am not sure that I fully understood if they would work for me. Adding another router in front of both routers and let that be the master? I think at the end of the day I am limited with google wifi because it wants to be the only router and is limited in terms of functionality.