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Running ddwrt on netgear nighthawk ac1900 ...need to extend network


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#1 JimmyJam019

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 09:00 AM

Hi guys

I'm running a netgear nighthawk ac1900. I want to extend my network using a client bridge because some of my applications require a wired connection but I'm unable to run ethernet wiring to the location. I'm getting confused because I'm looking a flashed routers on ebay with ddwrt that are wireless G and wireless N. It seems everyone also raves about the linksys 54g but it's wireless G ? Would it work as a client bridge or would it be slower because my main router is ac?

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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 02:07 PM

Yes it's going to be slower. What you should do is look online at new AC routers that are less expensive but can configured as a client bridge. But I have 2 of those routers and I can tell you they work perfectly.


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#3 JimmyJam019

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 02:10 PM

I've seen some Linksys ac ea6500 routers that are flashed ddwrt so I could configure them to client bridges. Would this be my best bet to keep all my bridges ac?

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 02:16 PM

I wouldn't pay that much more for one already flashed over a new one that you have to flash. I have done around 8 or 9 of these flashing to DD-WRT and have never bricked one. I just read the instructions twice and followed them step by step.

 

But yes I would keep them all AC


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#5 JimmyJam019

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 02:19 PM

Do you have some recommendations for some good ac routers that seem to work pretty well for the price with ddrt? I'm really looking to build a strong wireless network in my home that is 2 story

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 02:34 PM

I have no personal experience with AC routers so I don't give recommendations on hardware I have no personal experience with. Having said that, if you go with a major brand, Linksys, Belkin, D-Link, TP-Link you should be fine. Some of them might do what you want/need with their own firmware. If not, you'll need to look at the dd-wrt's database on what routers will work and then look into those routers. It'll be a little back and forth but shouldn't be too bad.


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