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Setting up a second router to be a separate network on a home networking router

I understand this question is a few years old, but it still pops as first result on google searches, so here is the most direct route for what the asker was trying to achieve. Modem -> WAN on Router ...
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Configure DD-WRT to Limit Bandwidth on Devices

I am surprised no one answered this. Yes this is possible, there are a couple ways of achieving what you are trying to do. in my experience, when you do this with roommates who are splitting costs ...
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"Private" MAC Address

I had the same issue, a "private" MAC suddenly showed up in my router table. I discovered that this appeared whenever my Kindle device was turned on and signed onto my network talking to Amazon. It's ...
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is there any Public DNS Server (except openDNS) that have port open other than 53?

I found the answer after stumbled upon this github page DNS that not using 53 port. i hope this little list can help the others that got blocked by the ISP's transparent DNS.
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Local hostname not working without the trailing dot

The dot at the end is required to force a DNS lookup. Without it, Windows may try first other methods such as NETBIOS or the hosts file, which it will not try if the dot is present. When you put a dot,...
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Capture packets on Asus router

First things first, you need to enable ssh access on your router. Someone asked a question regarding this here Once you have your ssh setup done, you can connect to your user via SSH using a Linux ...
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What are good settings to use for Tx Power and Antenna Gain with dd-wrt on my router (WNDR3700v1)?

The Antenna length must fit to its frequency, its Wave length. Look here to find out your needed Frequency: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels For most used WLan its around 2445MHz. ...
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OpenWrt vs DDWrt

An important consideration these days is router security. Out of the three distributions, only the OpenWRT has a security advisories page: https://openwrt.org/advisory/start So basically from ...
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Avoiding double nat in apartment complex

There aren't many options here. You could create another subnet without NAT; the setup on your DD-WRT would be essentially the same except without NAT enabled. However, you would need configuration ...
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How can I use DD-WRT to resolve multiple hostnames to one IP address?

According to this page on the DD-WRT wiki, you should be able to point multiple domain names at a single IP address by adding multiple domain names in an address option statement in the "Additional ...
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pfSense and DD-WRT, Single WAP with multiple SSIDs and separate networks

Here is a summary of the steps I took to accomplish that with 3 SSIDs on isolated networks, IPv4 configuration using a 4 port pfSense box and a ASUS RT-AC66U with the latest version DD-WRT loaded. ...
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DD-WRT - how to identify best firmware version for router?

For ASUS routers your safest approach is to use ASUSwrt-merlin. Your device appears to be supported. The official site of Asus-merlin is here. For your ASUS model some information can be found @...
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how to access printer bridged via dd-wrt

Vince, You need the second router in wireless bridge mode. This is how you do it. First of all, it will make this easier if you plug directly into the second router while configuring it. In the ...
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Setup a dd-wrt router as repeater bridge

As I am sure you have found, DD-WRT documentation is lacking vital information in some areas. beware that on some models repeater bridge makes the router unstable, requiring frequent reboots. ...
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How can I configure the ciphers for Dropbear on DD-WRT?

To change the encryption algorithms etc., you need to modify the source code of Dropbear and then compile it yourself. Options you mentioned are not configurable with Dropbear configuration utility (...
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Installing DD-WRT on Dlink dir-600m

Unfortunately, this router has only 2mb flash so cannot run dd-wrt which prefers the minimum flash of 4mb.
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Will Resetting my Router, Bring back its original firmware

As mentioned on the dd-wrt wiki: Resetting to Factory Defaults NOTE: This will not restore firmware to a previous state, it only clears the settings. So no, the firmware will not be replaced unless ...
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many dd-wrt compatible routers not listed in official table of hardware?

First, your link for the "table of hardware page" is for OpenWrt, which is not the same as DD-WRT. You should be checking in the DD-WRT Router Database. Devices listed in the table will have links to ...
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ddwrt and wpa2 KRACK patch or update?

You are on a pretty old build for DDWRT. Download r33525 from 2017 betas folder. This one has the KRACK patch. The update was released on 17th October, 2017. Link: http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/...
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I was getting strange IP Adress from my (2nd) router ad figure it out it was I change the ethernet port. Why I was getting strange IP?

What happened was that you were plugged into the wrong port and there was no DHCP server available on the network, and so your device used a self-assigned link-local IP address as defined in RFC3927.
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How to access "smart" devices within guest network with DD-WRT?

This is a valid concern - it's understandable to keep smart devices on guest network, but then their local connection to other devices/computers on host network will mostly fail (depending upon ...
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Why are SSH commands not working?

Changing the default shell in SmarTTY from bash to sh seems to solve the problem. This is possibly a bad design of SmarTTY: it should by default respect to remote user setting, instead of calling bash ...
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How to access DD-WRT web interface when in bridge mode

At first I was tempted to mark your question as a duplicate of this one. The answers there give useful hints on what to do, but in my opinion their educational value is low in a field of explaining ...
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Will I need to re-authenticate all devices if I install AdvancedTomato on router and replace DD-WRT?

No, the devices will not need to "reauthenticate". Provided the SSID remains the same and the password (and in some cases the encryption type) remains the same devices will continue to work. This is ...
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How to configure this network: multiple wireless access points acting as routers

Assuming you do require a router/firewall (let's say the cable modem doesn't provide one), you have two ways of doing this: Obvious method: Turn the 1st access point into a router. [Cable Modem] 192....
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What is AC/N mixed mode - in respect of dd-wrt on the 5 gig band?

The IEEE 802.11n spec has provisions for both 2.4 and 5 GHz operation, as does 802.11ax. All the other major flavors of 802.11 are just one band or the other. The most common, practical, default mode ...
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Static IP Leases not working in DD-WRT

The issue seems to be that special characters are not allowed in the hostname. Specifically, - and _ are allowed, but any other characters I've tried (?, &, (, )) cause the DHCP server to silently ...
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Cannot Access Web GUI after changing to Router mode DD-WRT

To use DD-WRT as a router, you have to connect to the primary router via the WAN port. Using a LAN port will use the bridge functionality. If you properly connect to the primary router via WAN, here ...
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Can’t login to DD-WRT router with SSH can Telnet

DD-WRT build 21061 is known for SSH problems. I had the same problem with my Netgear WNR2200 on this build. Use latest build from ftp.dd-wrt.com instead.
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