Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:04 AM
Hello. I've posted on a couple of different tech forums with this issue, but nobody seems to be able to give me a good answer to my question so I thought I'd see if anybody at Bleeping Computer could give me one.
Basically, what I'm trying to do is connect one wireless router to my main modem/router through bridge mode and hard wire a couple of computers to my bridged router using the 4 port ethernet switch on the back of the router. I'm having trouble getting the routers to talk to each other. The access point that I use to connect to the internet is an AT&T 2wire modem/router combo and the router I'm trying to put in bridge mode is a Belkin F5D7231-4. I've done a bit of Googling and it's a little confusing. Tried looking for the DD-WRT firmware but don't really know what I need or where to find it, what to do with it once I get it, or why I even need it for that matter. When I go into the Belkin settings it has options on board to put it bridge mode. I've turned on bridge mode on the Belkin, but really don't know what else I need to do after that. I'm sure it's something to do with IP addressing, changing subnets, etc... but I'm having a hard time figuring it out.
Can somebody help me out? Again, just trying to connect the Belkin router wirelessly to the access point and hard wire a couple of machines to it using the ethernet ports. My research leads me to believe that this is possible.