Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt
No. Ethernet cables are unnecessary when the router is in repeater bridge mode. The router and any connections to/from it can be entirely wireless.
OK. YOU GUYS ROCK! It was late last night and I started to read the Wiki and I got to: The limitation with standard bridging is that it only allows wired
clients to connect to your secondary router. So I thought this isn't for me and went to bed.
This morning I have a little re-read and I see: New in DD-WRT v24 is Repeater Bridge
mode. This extends your primary LAN via secondary router (bridge router) and also
allows wireless clients to connect to your secondary router. (I know, it was only the next line but what can I say. They should post WARNING: Never play with networks when your tired!
Anyway, its setup as wireless bridge now and working GREAT!
Question for Squonksc: I read your advice: A general advise.
Set fixed IP addresses in windows network properties instead of automatic/DCHP
I have no problem with this for my desktop machines and it would be OK for MY laptop as I can easily switch it back to DHCP when I travel. My wife has a netbook and I know that she would not be happy having to fuss with switching between fixed IP and DHCP when she travels. Back in XP days I used to use a little program called Netsetman that would easily switch between these settings. Any idea if that works in 7 or if there are any utlilities/scritps that might make switching on her netbook simple?