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Anyways as you can see from the pick I wont have access to the internet source.
However I still wish to use my router as a means of admining my own things.
that way I can make my own firewall and wep2 key.
and not have to worry about other ppl using the speed up when all I want to do is from within my own network.

I read up the DDWRT wiki
but they say fro wireless security it needs to be the same as the main one, which of course to access it would be true.
But I thought there might be a way to make another one for devices that use my rotuer as their access point.

If this isnt possible then maybe I can do mac filtering and just all my own devices. In that case would the main AP need to be in the MAC list?


Thanks.


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Buffalo WZR-HP-330NH flashed to DD-WRT lastest compatible build.


I am guessing that it would require 2 different FQs to run, and I don't think routers can really do that, so i might need 2 routers instead :/
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Anyways as you can see from the pick I wont have access to the internet source.
However I still wish to use my router as a means of admining my own things.
that way I can make my own firewall and wep2 key.
and not have to worry about other ppl using the speed up when all I want to do is from within my own network.

I read up the DDWRT wiki
but they say fro wireless security it needs to be the same as the main one, which of course to access it would be true.
But I thought there might be a way to make another one for devices that use my rotuer as their access point.

If this isnt possible then maybe I can do mac filtering and just all my own devices. In that case would the main AP need to be in the MAC list?


Thanks.


Other info
Buffalo WZR-HP-330NH flashed to DD-WRT lastest compatible build.


I am guessing that it would require 2 different FQs to run, and I don't think routers can really do that, so i might need 2 routers instead :/
I'm using dd-wrt on my second router to form a wireless bridge to my main router that has internet access.
Yes, you would need to add the gateway's mac to your allow list.

EDIT: I believe the other clients connected to the main router would be able to access your personal network because they're connecting through a device with an allowed mac, think NAT.

EDIT 2: This setup is essentially identical to connecting to the main AP. I was thinking you could create a different subnet for your stuff but I'm pretty sure that the repeater bridge needs the dame subnet mask as the primary router.

EDIT 3: I'm sorry I'm all over the place, it's 4:30am where I am.. need sleep. I'll sub this thread and if by tomorrow you don't have things worked out I'll see if I can come up with a solution for ya.

Remember that the bandwidth to and from the gateway will be cut in half because it needs to take turns between the clients connected to it directly and those that are connected to the repeater bridge. As long as the internet connection is less then half of your networks speed you shouldn't see a difference.
Edited by Phoriver - 3/5/11 at 12:25am
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Not familar with dd-wrt, but if you can't use a separate wpa key for the bridged connection, I think the simplest thing to do would be to require 802.1x authentication for the hosts on your network.
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