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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?
t=72478
Improved by: Rodrigo X

Contents
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 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.254; this guide will be presume it's the latter.
Connect to it by going to http://192.168.1.254.
2. Check the range of DHCP, it can be 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.199 (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) 192.168.1.99, with Gateway and DNS set to
192.168.1.254.

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 192.168.1.1 with
the DD-WRT firmware installed.

without a cable.11]) . you will have to add a Virtual Interface.168. then save 8. along with a bunch of random neighbours. Go to Status / Wireless. it's advisable to check if router B "sees" router A. then set the SPI Firewell to 'Disabled'. Login to router B again at the new IP (http://192.Channel: must be the SAME as router A .Wireless Network Mode: Mixed (if both routers handle b. Creating the repeater bridge 1.253).Wireless Mode: Repeater Bridge .253. Go next to Wireless / Wireless Security and set the Security Mode to 'Disabled' (it will be enabled later on both routers) and save 7. If you want to connect to router B over wi-fi. 3. 4. Go to Security/Firewall and first uncheck everything except 'Filter Multicast'. The end That's it.Subnet: 255.SSID Broadcast: Enabled (disable later if you want) . Go to Administration / Management and at the bottom of page click on Apply Settings.g. Change router B to an IP of 192. you should now be able to connect to router A and the Internet.0 .SSID: must be the SAME as router A .the settings will be applied late.Local IP: 192.254 and apply.168.168.Gateway 192.n [802. Go to the Wireless/Basic Settings tab .1.Local DNS: 192.168.Channel Width: 20 MHz . Go to Services / Services and disable 'DNSMasq'. Save this 6. Start setting up your (soon to be) repeater bridge by going in the Basic tab: . wait. down the bottom of the screen you will see a button labelled "Site Survey". Go to Setup / Advanced Routing: set the Operating Mode to 'Router' and the Interface to 'LAN & WLAN'.253 .Assign WAN Port to Switch: ☒ (tick this) .WAN.Time settings: optional 2. 10.255.254 . Note: there's no need for a 30/30/30 reset.168.254 .Network Configuration: Bridged 5. 9. Save it. Click it. Click 'Save' only .168.1.255. Connection type: Disable . 4. 1.1.1. Checking if router B sees router A Before setting up the repeater bridge. and you should see the SSID and channel number for router A.1. which is done easily in the Wireless tab. Disable everything related to DHCP 3. .Router name: whatever you want .1. from router B. Gateway and Local DNS to 192.

1. . Retrieved from "http://techinfodepot.1.1. for example.You can now re-apply security to router A.info/index. then router B. router B would be 192. You might need to power down router B once or twice for it to sync up correctly.3.2.1.168.168. It's also possible to hide both SSIDs now. 192. So router A would be 192. 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. at 08:53.168. Remember: most people leave their router's IP at default.