DD-WRT:D-Link DIR-6** Step-by-step guide to

Repeater Bridge
This guide will teach how to properly install a D-Link router of the DIR-6xx series as a Repeater Bridge (to
expand the wi-fi signal).

Original guide by: blitter at the DD-WRT forum – http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?
Improved by: Rodrigo X

1 Step-by-step guide
1.1 Setting up router A
1.2 Setting up router B
1.3 Checking if router B sees router A
1.4 Creating the repeater bridge
1.5 The end

Step-by-step guide
This guide was written while using a DIR-615 D2, and also a DIR-600 before, so this guide should apply to
the 600 too.

– router A = router connected to internet, with wireless capability – router B = DD-WRT installed router

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Setting up router A

1. Check the IP of router A by connecting to it by a cable (not wi-fi)
It can be something like or; this guide will be presume it's the latter.
Connect to it by going to
2. Check the range of DHCP, it can be to (max 100 clients). The reason this
is checked is so that you can avoid this range when setting a static IP to your laptop/computer later.
3. Disable wireless security on router A (this will be re-enabled later)
4. Ensure SSID is not hidden/SSID broadcast is enabled.
5. Give the laptop/computer a static IP of (for example), with Gateway and DNS set to

Setting up router B

1. Now connect the laptop/computer to router B instead
2. Ensure everything is reset to default. For the DIR-615 it's suggested once it's turned on and booted
up, to hold down the reset button for 5-7 seconds. This will also default the router to with
the DD-WRT firmware installed.

Gateway and Local DNS to 192.Local DNS: 192. 4.254 and apply. it's advisable to check if router B "sees" router A.253).Local IP: 192.Network Configuration: Bridged 5. Go to the Wireless/Basic Settings tab .Wireless Mode: Repeater Bridge . from router B. Go to Setup / Advanced Routing: set the Operating Mode to 'Router' and the Interface to 'LAN & WLAN'. Go next to Wireless / Wireless Security and set the Security Mode to 'Disabled' (it will be enabled later on both routers) and save 7. Save it.254 . which is done easily in the Wireless tab.1. Checking if router B sees router A Before setting up the repeater bridge.Assign WAN Port to Switch: ☒ (tick this) . Note: there's no need for a 30/30/30 reset. Save this 6. Start setting up your (soon to be) repeater bridge by going in the Basic tab: .Subnet: 255.255. . 3.253. then save 8. If you want to connect to router B over wi-fi.Router name: whatever you want .168.Wireless Network Mode: Mixed (if both routers handle b. 9. 10. along with a bunch of random neighbours.0 .n [802.Time settings: optional 2. 1. Disable everything related to DHCP 3.Channel Width: 20 MHz . then set the SPI Firewell to 'Disabled'.SSID: must be the SAME as router A . wait. Go to Status / Wireless. you should now be able to connect to router A and the Internet.253 . Change router B to an IP of 192.1.the settings will be applied late.SSID Broadcast: Enabled (disable later if you want) . Connection type: Disable . you will have to add a Virtual Interface. down the bottom of the screen you will see a button labelled "Site Survey". Click 'Save' only .Gateway 192. Go to Security/Firewall and first uncheck everything except 'Filter Multicast'.1.168.11]) . Go to Services / Services and disable 'DNSMasq'.1.1.Channel: must be the SAME as router A .g. Creating the repeater bridge 1.1.WAN.168.168. Login to router B again at the new IP (http://192. Click it.255.168. without a cable. 4. The end That's it.254 .168. Go to Administration / Management and at the bottom of page click on Apply Settings. and you should see the SSID and channel number for router A.

168.168.1. So router A would be 192. Retrieved from "http://techinfodepot.2. router B would be 192. It's also possible to hide both SSIDs now.1. and the PCs would either use DHCP or start at.php?title=DD-WRT:D-Link_DIR-6**_Step-by- step_guide_to_Repeater_Bridge&oldid=65552" Category: DD-WRT This page was last modified on 30 April 2015.3.You can now re-apply security to router A.info/index. Remember: most people leave their router's IP at default. You might need to power down router B once or twice for it to sync up correctly. for example. at 08:53.1.1. . 192.168. then router B.