Joined: 30 May 2017 Posts: 525 Location: Rural Manitoba
Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 13:40 Post subject: Re: Linksys WRT3200ACM as a Repeater Bridge
I am trying to setup my Linksys WRT3200ACM as a Repeater-Bridge with dd-wrt but the Modes are AP, Client, Client Bridge, Adhoc, WDS Station and WDS AP.
Additionally, can this be done with the 5ghz antennas as well to optimise speed?
Does anyone have a how-to guide?
Your info is a bit sketchy but I will try to answer you with what info you have supplied.
Repeater-Bridge does not exist on the newer WRT series routers however I believe you can accomplish what you desire with available configurations.
You will note that from my profile I run multiple routers including 3200's. I have done extensive testing and re-configuration over the years and the WRT series work well for my application.
Because you have not provided specific details about your setup I will assume that your Master router is not a Marvell based unit and you plan on using the 3200 as a remote slave. The 3200 can be setup as Client-Bridged and will perform as you require on 5Ghz Channel 100 only (If you don't use a virtual AP, any channel will work). If however your Master is a Marvel you can also opt to use WDS.
The downside to the setup is however that if you extend the 5Ghz with a Virtual AP, you will degrade your throughput by 50%.
In my configuration I don't extend my 5Ghz but use it exclusively for communication between routers. Any devices that require 5Ghz must connect to my Master 3200.
Providing a bit more info about your setup and details about WRT build would be very helpful, as indicated in the Forum guidelines. _________________ WRT3200acm Master WDS 5GHz 80Mhz CH 36 (+6) r44048
Ath1 2.4Ghz Disabled
99 Static Leases
WRT3200acm r44048 WDS Station 5Ghz
Ath1 AP N/G Mixed Channel 11 HT40
WRT1900Ac V1 5Ghz r44048 WDS Station
(Defective, no 2.4Ghz but 5Ghz works great)
WRT1900AC V1 5Ghz AC 80Mhz WDS Station r44048
2.4Ghz AP Ch1 HT20 Mixed
(SPARE)WRT1900AC V1 r44048 On LAN
5Ghz WDS AP Ch149(+6) 80Mghz
2.4Ghz Ch 6 20Mhz N/G Mixed
WRT1200AC V1 r44048 LAN
2.4Ghz 20Mhz Ch 6 Mixed
5 Ghz 80Mhz Ch 149 (UUU+6) WDS AP
WRT54G DD-WRT v3.0-r37305 micro AP CH 6 Mixed - Not in use