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.

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.