Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:08 Post subject: Setting up bridged network with Bell 2701HG-G Gateway modem
Hey everybody, I have started reading the DDWRT documents for bridging networks and within the wiki pages it seems that they use 3rd party router hardware(2 linksys routers, netgear, so on) but not an ISP router with a Linksys device.
I have a bell network connection in my home which is great but I need to extend the network a bit. I can't run a cable to the Bell gateway modem due to it being closed off downstairs and requiring many holes to be drilled and cable dropped down to the basement.
Is it possible to configure the DDWRT enabled Linksys wrt310n to work in bridge mode with a Bell Gateway router/modem?
Has anybody tried this before? any suggestions on how to accomplish this?
I've followed one of the DDWRT guides and when in the process of changing my router SSID to the other network name, I would apply the settings and then the router would disappear from the network connections list.
Well after following the guide and doing some figuring out, I got the bridge to work.
There is a problem though with the connection. For some reason it got a connection last night then it seems like it dropped the connection and hasn't got it back since. This is after restarting my laptop and deleting the wireless network and putting in the key again.
I tried to configure the remote access configuration on my WHS server but it gave me exclamation marks on the configuration of UPnP standards on the router.
Also my wireless connection has an exclamation mark on it as well.
Any ideas what could be causing this connection to not be working?
It was working perfectly last night, via Ethernet cable or wireless.
The primary router IP is .2.1 and my Linksys is 2.2
I can get to both routers main pages, just cannot establish a internet connection
Hey sorry for the delay. Had to take my network due to apartment renovations.
To my previous issue, I had it working before but only for a short period of time. Today I reset the DDWRT settings and configured the Client Bridge as the WIKI states.
The only thing I could NOT do is step 10:
Your wireless network mode, channel and encryption should be set to the same as the primary router.
When I did part 9(change wireless mode to Client Bridge) on step 10, I don't have any options for channel or encryption.
My Bell modem has 802.1B/G, so I set BG-Mixed, as I think that should be fine, but there is no spot for channel or encryption.
Here is the screen shot:
Now, I still continued on with the instructions and once everything is configured it worked but only for a few min. I am connected by ethernet and have the auto ip/dns setup and as I mentioned, it did work then the connection stopped.
I have no idea. Now you're introducing multiple computers, varying ports and leds, etc. No way for me to follow that much complexity from here. All I can address is how to get ONE computer working and prove the client bridge is configured correctly.
No worries man.
Actually as I am tryin to figure this out, I've noticed I lost connection and I'm on the Sony laptop and it's the only thing connected at this moment to the router.
Seems like this connection goes stable for a bit then keeps dropping regardless of the computer.
On the Sony, I just did CMD -- > IPCONFIG and my IP is a wonky 169.254.106.169
and no gateway.
I unplugged and pluged in the power with the Sony connected. Same thing, the IP is the same, same SN and no gateway.