Repeater/Client Bridge Mode on MediaTek Devices (DIR-882)

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martopg
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:58    Post subject: Repeater/Client Bridge Mode on MediaTek Devices (DIR-882) Reply with quote
I got the DIR-882 off the Amazon Treasure Truck a while back with hopes to use it as a wireless bridge via DD-WRT.

I loaded broly's build 39800 and tried to set it up as a repeater bridge based on the info HERE.

I've used DD-WRT for client/repeater bridges on other devices in the past with much success but... couldn't get it to work on the DIR-882.

Has anyone gotten this to work on the DIR-882 or any other MediaTek device? Any special tips/tricks?

My upstream AP is a Netgear R7800.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 21:26    Post subject: Re: Repeater/Client Bridge Mode on MediaTek Devices (DIR-882 Reply with quote
martopg wrote:
I got the DIR-882 off the Amazon Treasure Truck a while back with hopes to use it as a wireless bridge via DD-WRT.

I loaded broly's build 39800 and tried to set it up as a repeater bridge based on the info HERE.

I've used DD-WRT for client/repeater bridges on other devices in the past with much success but... couldn't get it to work on the DIR-882.

Has anyone gotten this to work on the DIR-882 or any other MediaTek device? Any special tips/tricks?

My upstream AP is a Netgear R7800.


38159 works and some later versions as long as they have kernel 3.18. Kernel 4.XX do not work at all no matter whose build you use.
I use repeater on 2.4ghz and AP on 5ghz and it works fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 22:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
FYI, if you're only using a router for internal purposes, such as an AP, bridge, repeater, etc., and NOT directly connected to the internet nor using it to support apps (VPN, transmission, etc.), then it's not all that critical that you use the latest builds. Just use what works, even if it means regressing to an older build.
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