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Dlink router to router for internet connection

By Alex737ty ·
The desired connection is like this:
Desktop<--->Wireless Router A<----> Wireless Router B<---->Internet

**Router A is D-Link Wireless Router DIR-300**
**Router B is D-Link Wireless G ADSL2+ Router (DSL-2640B)**


My desktop do not have a LAN cable long enough for direct connection to Router B and no wireless adapter too. I wish to make use of the extra router (ie Router A) to make another wireless connection to Router B for internet surfing.

Please help me with a step by step guide on what to configure. Thank you.

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hmmm..by cable?

by Alex737ty In reply to Gosh, that really would b ...

As per what you explained in the last paragraph, i'd assume i need to use cable to connect the two routers..hmmm, i am actually thinking on how to connect these routers wireless-ly..
Again, thank you very much for your explaination :)


@CG IT: yes, via WIFI :)
@Tobif: I tried to flash the device already but still to no avail..

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dd-wrt

by TobiF In reply to Dlink router to router fo ...

I'd install dd-wrt on the DIR-300 and configure it router and/or bridge mode.

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tried to do it..but..

by Alex737ty In reply to dd-wrt

the technical terms just overwhelmed me after I read the guidelines and precautionary steps..

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Take it a step at a time

by TobiF In reply to tried to do it..but..

Installing DD-WRT is almost as easy as upgrading the router firmware.

The quickest way to filter the information is to head here:
http://dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
And search for "dir300"

You'll get links to the specific files and instructions you need.

Next, get acquainted with DD-WRT having its WAN port connected to a LAN port on your other router.

After that browse through the two pages I linked to in my post in the other subthread, to get a feeling for the terminology needed. While reading those, you can skip the installation part (since that'll be done already) and also look around in your routers web-interface so you can compare it to the instructions.

Oh: And when you get it working, let us know here...

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wilco..

by Alex737ty In reply to Take it a step at a time

gonna try it in a while and let you know the result~ :) thank you very much for the replies!

and thank you to the others too! :)

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revision?

by Alex737ty In reply to Take it a step at a time

i went to the link you gave me regarding the router database. Dir-300 is Revision A1 as written.

however when I clicked on the link to DD-WRT Wiki Dir-300, it says it's for Revision A (not A1)..so can I still follow its instructions?

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That's fine.

by TobiF In reply to revision?

A1 is the same. (Worked fine for me)

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another problem..

by Alex737ty In reply to That's fine.

at this link: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/DIR300

Under Install Redboot, First paragraph, second line where it says: "now enter the redboot using telnet and ip 192.168.20.81 and port 9000"

--before i did this, i scrolled downwards further to this: Redboot access script for Windows...Then, I followed the guide as stated..however, after I start the .bat file and power on the router, a window popped out with these sentences:

rem echo off
:start
rem ------------------------------------------------
ping 192.168.20.81 -n 1 -w 1 >NUL
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 goto start


..it keeps going on and on like forever..
so how should I proceed next about the part where "now enter the redboot using telnet" ?

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Don't bother

by TobiF In reply to another problem..

In normal situations, you don't need redboot.

It is only needed if an upgrade went wrong etc.

The batch program you started goes into a loop where it will try to talk to the routers low level interface and establish contact during the short boot_wait period.

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Client mode

by oldbaritone In reply to Dlink router to router fo ...

Wireless Access Points often have a Client mode or a Bridge mode, but usually routers do not.

You need a device that can act as a wireless client, not a router.

Step-by-step guide:

1) Buy a real wireless adapter, install and use it. Inexpensive ones can be had new for less than $20, and you'll save yourself at least that much in headaches. (Ask some friends, maybe somebody has one they'd let you use. I know I have a couple of cheap USB adapters - somewhere, if I took the time to look for them. Haven't used them in several years. They're gathering dust in a box or on a shelf.)

-or-

2) buy a cable. Probably that will be about the same price as the wireless adapter, so decide which option you prefer.

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