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Oct
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comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
ultrasawblade Yes it is. In fact, I tried both 255.255.255.0 and 255.255.0.0 -- none of them yielded the desired result.
Oct
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comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
@typoknig Good question but this isn't the problem I am trying to solve. That 1st router has been working for years as it is today and I have no desire to change that. If DD-WRT cannot support something as simple as bridging two subnets, then I will simply revert back to the stock firmware, which worked perfectly in this mode until I decided to "upgrade" to DD-WRT yesterday.
Oct
31
comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
@typoknig Good question because it allows me to clarify that I am not interested in more than one DHCP server on my network. Only the 2nd router is DHCP. The 1st one (the one connected directly to the Internet through a cable modem) is 100% static.
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comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
P.S. I would have voted you up but don't have enough points yet.
Oct
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comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
Thank you. Yes, triple-NAT for the purpose of a guest network is exactly what I am trying to do, except that I don't want the devices from the 2nd router to have the same subnet as the 1st and I want to keep the 1st static. I want to keep the 1st 192.168.14.x and the 2nd 192.168.1.x. The funny thing is that it worked perfectly with the router's stock firmware before flashing it to DD-WRT on the WAN port, so apparently that stock firmware automatically did what I manually need to do in DD-WRT. I am sure DD-WRT can do this, but I don't know that "secret" setting.
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comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
No, I didn't do anything weird with LAN/WAN port assignments, simply because I don't like to change anything I don't understand. Yes, router 2's WAN is connected to the LAN port of router 1. I just posted an update that describes the existing routing table, so this may shed some more light.
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comment How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?
Yes, it is, but so far no luck in making this work. There is one tiny detail or trick that's missing but I don't know what it is. The routing table also looks fine but when I tracert 192.168.14.1 (1st router), I get the first hop 192.168.1.1 fine, but the next hop 192.168.14.31 Destination host unreachable. This drives me crazy because I don't understand what's going on and why this is happening.
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