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How to tell if a router is working as a bridge?

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So I just installed DD-WRT on my linksys wrt54gs v1.1 and set up the settings according to a guide. I changed the bridge name/ssid to the same one as my main router

I want to connect my PC closest to it. When I look in the settings

But, how do I confirm it's working? Nothing changed when I looked at available connections.

Also, I'm a complete noob at this stuff
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I doubt that it'll work with the same SSID name.
I had a problem having the same name.
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Well the two routers have different IP's right? 192.168.1.2 vs. 192.168.1.1. Check on each status page to see which router your connected to.

Never used to a bridge or repeater btw so i'm just guessing.
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post #4 of 13
Correct. The main AP would be 192.168.1.1 and the bridge AP would be 192.168.1.2.
But the problem is, they don't play nice when they have the same SSID and causes problems.
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I followed this guide

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-turn-an-old-router-into-a-wireless-bridge/

So should there be multiple options when looking at available connections, or does it automatically use the closest one and merge under the name?
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Ok, so when you make a bridge, should there be 2 options to choose from when you click the wireless reception bar? Because I attempted setting up the bridge, but a PC next to the main router connected to the bridge which is further away o_o.

Anyone got an idea? I tried changing the bridge's SSID to something else and then it stopped working
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post #7 of 13
It will allow you to connect your remote computer to your main internet router.
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But should it be broadcasted under 2 separate SSID's or should there just be one SSID broadcasted?
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Originally Posted by GYBE;14915117 
But should it be broadcasted under 2 separate SSID's or should there just be one SSID broadcasted?

separate of course
post #10 of 13
if you plug your PC (wired) to the router in bridge mode and it connect to the internets it means it is working

<--see avatar

trendnet-access-point-bridge-mode1.jpg

those 2 "routers" need to have the same SSID for the bridge to work

ignore everything in this thread but posts #5 and #10
Edited by dealio - 9/12/11 at 6:13pm
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