DD-WRT Client Bridge Setup

DD-WRT Client Bridge Setup

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support by giving a comment or give a like to the video thanks DD-WRT client bridge setup This setup is not a wired connection its a wireless
connection between two routers only the router that you are trying to
connect to, is the primary router the router you are configuring, is the
client bridge router client bridge mode means, that the second
router only has connections via a wired connection so, you just can connect by cable not
wireless at all first I strongly recommend a backup of
the router settings be sure you have a backup of the bin
files, if anything goes wrong you can restore later. Go to
administration backup now with the setup. Go to setup basic
configuration on connection type select Disable choose a router name next the IP address, for example 192 168 0 2 the second IP available from
the same network of the first router the Gateway type the IP from the first
router check assign on port to switch and disable DHCP server now save the changes next security disable firewall and click Save next go to wireless basic settings. On wireless mode, select client bridge and on SSID give the name of the first router also the same wireless channel of the first router disable SSID broadcast and make sure network configuration is bridge click save now go to wireless security and configure it as the first router make sure match the wireless
security of the first router choose the security mode shared keys or
passwords if any and save the changes next go to advance settings on the authentication type, select shared key and save the changes next go to status and wireless and here you can verify the changes you have made. On wireless status area
the settings should match with the first router next click on site survey the neighbors wireless networks pops up
and join to the first router network successful joined, hit continue return automatically to the wireless basic settings, go ahead and click Apply settings and save now you have to change the URL adress bar to the new IP address of the router wait a moment and if for some reason you can’t connect again, unplug
the cable from your computer and plug it in again to renew the IP
from the router client bridge mode setup successful now if your first rounder have
access to Internet you can return to this video and get the
comment, a thumbs up and subscribe. I hope this video was helpful, thanks


  • Craig Nofal

    February 6, 2015

    Excellent video.  very detailed.  Except you missed one important configuration. In Setup, Local DNS setting should be set to the the other router.  In this example it would be Once I added that change it worked perfectly.

  • derfahnder88

    February 15, 2015

    I have a TL-wr841n and flashed dd-wrt onto it.
    I have it configured as client bridge, it works, but I get packet loss every now and then and the connection to my primary router is down for like 3 seconds.
    This is very annoying anyone got a clue what the cause might be?

  • XxSForrestxX

    March 28, 2015

    Great video, very straightforward and accurate. No problems with setup.

  • leader der

    March 30, 2015

    thank you…. 

  • makersfly

    May 12, 2015

    thank you for this video.. 🙂
    is working!

  • Randy Briggs

    May 22, 2015

    I did get it working. Thank you very much.

  • A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur

    June 3, 2015

    im trying to:
    phones internet(wired tether)>PC(wireless)>Router(wireless)>xbox360(wired).
    i set up a adhoc hotspot from my pc, and set it up like u said. any ideas why it wont work? i got it to accept the network once.. but not much further

  • Vania

    July 7, 2015


  • Cor

    July 8, 2015

    Works great. Thank you!

  • turbinec

    July 13, 2015

    Thank you for this toutorial! Working like a charm 🙂

  • craas V

    July 16, 2015

    THX !!!   work

  • F.R. Aman Kaushik

    August 11, 2015

    hi is there a way to access the DD-WRT GUI of the second router from a PC connected to the first router??

  • Jake Hearin

    August 31, 2015

    So this worked VERY well at first but now my computer (connected to the DD-WRT router) keeps switching back & forth between "connected" and "limited connection." Any ideas why?


    September 1, 2015

    Thankyou very much, I was fighting with my routers all the day until I found your video 🙂

  • MGL

    September 1, 2015

    Doesn't work for me. Says it joined the wifi, but there is no internet. It also says it joins ok when I give no wifi password, so I'm pretty sure it's bs, but DD-WRT doesn't tell me if authentication was really successful or not.

  • Sam

    October 17, 2015

    Perfect tutorial, I have been struggling with router setup for 7h. With this tut i made it in 10 min. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  • ManWithBigTittys

    October 28, 2015

    It worked. Thanks.
    If you mess up. Just configure your Network adapter with a static i p.Using the router's ip as the default gateway. Now you should be able to reconnect and fix the problem.
    ip { Gateway"

  • zabmen

    December 8, 2015

    can you please upload an other video for dd-wrt client mode for wired connectionwhat i want to do is i setup a vpn server and put it on my brother home and i want to configure a 2nd (client ) router to connect over the internet to the 1st vpn router : this is what i want :

    dd-wrt ( server ) router –> Internet –> dd-wrt (Client) router

  • dyezc cutie

    December 17, 2015

    can anyone help me… why some of our devices cannot connect even we entered the correct password.. is there any maximum count of device to connect on a router? please advice

  • Joe Torr

    January 12, 2016

    What if I create a virtual interface on this client bridge configuration. Will that allow some sort of wireless expansion where wireless devices can connect to the new device and access the internet?

  • XBL Fitness

    February 13, 2016

    DO both of these routers need to be ddwrt? becauuuuuussseeeee

  • XBL Fitness

    February 13, 2016

    i did this setup and after waiting 15 mins for it to process the applied changes i refreshed my browser and now when i type in the router ip it says no we page found. i am not able to access ddwrt and when i do ip config in cmd it only shows me my isp ip and my gateway as isp ip. How do i fix this or did i brink my fucking router

  • Den C

    February 20, 2016

    my router is a cisco WRT400n…it doesn't have advance setting

  • Luis Chavez

    March 2, 2016

    Hi there! I followed your video to setting my client bridge, it is successfully connected but the internet from the cliente is very slow, under the status wireless tab, I can see the rate on 6.5 mb. On the Ap. side shows 70 mb. I don't get to understand why. I have 2 tp link wa7510n both with dd wrt.

  • BoogWeed

    March 5, 2016

    Thank you. Very well explained and easy to follow.

  • Robin Zimmermann

    April 10, 2016

    Thanks, this helped me get going.

  • Juan Ghiorzi

    May 20, 2016

    Thks. Easy to follow.

  • Joseph Lane

    May 31, 2016

    Great video!

  • yu monk

    June 5, 2016

    At video time mark 2:03 – under Security, you disable the Firewall. What is the reason for this ? Thanks.

  • Matthew Briggs

    June 24, 2016

    thanks for the assist!


    June 28, 2016

    It cannot be simpler, (well, just if you come here and do it for me, which is almost what you did in the video anyway…hahaha) Thanks!

  • Robert Rudd

    July 4, 2016

    short and sweet.

  • Brian Barnett

    July 10, 2016

    Nice tutorial. I set up a client bridge pulling off of a Netgear Frontier/Verizon DSL modem-router (all in one). The host IP is First attempt was to give the client bridge the IP of . Internet worked but couldnt access the firmware interface on the bridge. I did a 30/30/30 reset and tried again, but giving it ip of instead, and was successful. The host dchc pool range is from – .99

    Personally, I find the best type of router to use for this application is a cheap, older, single-antenna unit, because there is less antenna tuning (placement/adjustments) to deal with, and TX & Rx should be equal since there's only one antenna. And since there's no need for wireless clients to use the bridge, you can use a directional panel antenna to pull a stronger signal from the host.

  • Brian Barnett

    July 10, 2016

    Nice tutorial. I set up a client bridge pulling off of a Netgear Frontier/Verizon DSL modem-router (all in one). The host IP is First attempt was to give the client bridge the IP of . Internet worked but couldnt access the firmware interface on the bridge. I did a 30/30/30 reset and tried again, but giving it ip of instead, and was successful. The host dchc pool range is from – .99

    Personally, I find the best type of router to use for this application is a cheap, older, single-antenna unit, because there is less antenna tuning (placement/adjustments) to deal with, and TX & Rx should be equal since there's only one antenna. And since there's no need for wireless clients to use the bridge, you can use a directional panel antenna to pull a stronger signal from the host.

  • Kirk Eby

    July 12, 2016

    100% spot on

  • Peter Nero

    August 3, 2016

    My router is showing 2 IP addresses. One says IP address, the other says gateway IP address. Both have been dynamically assigned by my ISP. Which of these do I use for this tutorial?

  • tipoomaster

    August 27, 2016

    I don't have an advanced tab in wireless settings? I got every other step but it's not working without that. Help please?

  • Steven Bouillon

    August 29, 2016

    Thank you! You made this very easy!!

  • Bo Jax

    August 30, 2016

    Is it necessary to use the same password and mode as the first router? Thanks

  • Jim Magee

    September 17, 2016

    Great tutorial. It took me 2x to get a connection but that was probably my fault. Also I used a standard build of ddwrt successfully. No luck with mini build.

  • Paarksriyanyong Sungroong

    October 13, 2016

    best instruction. Try in so many guide, your is the best.

  • Marco

    November 2, 2016

    I made the same settings. When I connect a client to the secondary router (Client Bridge Mode) everything works except uPnP. If I connect e client directly to the main router uPnP works. Why???

  • Chuxxsss B

    December 30, 2016

    my router is not show up in the browser. I also do not have the advance tab on some pages. I upgraded my WRD4300 to latest firmware .

  • Sergiu Oanes

    January 23, 2017

    works great thank you !!

  • leonard estonido

    February 4, 2017

    Tangina bulok to! in english, Shutup your beautiful!

  • Levi Ipper

    February 5, 2017

    Great tutorial! It helps me a lot! Thank you!
    But i still have some trouble…
    I made everything as in the video except the wireless/advanced settings menu Authentication type which menu i didn't find.
    The result: from the router2 i can ping everything: router2, router1, my iphone, ipad everything from my local area network. But… I dont have internet access.
    Interesting things: when i plugin the network cable to the router2 my laptop has internet for a few seconds after then it stops working. But i still can ping everything in my LAN and nothing from the internet.
    Another interesting thing: after i plug my laptop in to the router2 I see in my router1 admin interface that the router ip address megin to jump between two ip address: and Maybe it is normal, one ip address is the router2's IP address and the second one is the laptop's IP address.
    So do you have any idea why have I only just for a few seconds internet after i plug my laptop to the router2?
    Thank you!

  • Vishvak Seenichamy

    February 26, 2017

    This tutorial worked for me. Thank you…

  • Jacob Conell

    March 6, 2017

    I can not get this to work to save my life. I do not have advanced settings.

  • Matteus R

    March 25, 2017

    how do i do this with 1 router and modem ???

  • franklikespolitics

    March 31, 2017

    How do I figure what the subnet of my first router is? Also , I don't have a click on site survey option, why could that be, or is there another way I can do the same test?

  • franklikespolitics

    March 31, 2017

    I think I found site survery, go confirmation of making connection. But the lower right corner, win 10, shows no internet acess. Is that normal?

  • Tom Stone

    April 5, 2017

    Why join the neighbor's network in the site survey? I don't understand this part.

  • S J

    May 30, 2017

    The best one for setting up client bridge mode on internet. Thank you.

  • 33masterman33

    August 16, 2017

    It didn’t work for me when he says to change the address to the new one neither work I’m just locked out

  • Rob Belcher

    August 20, 2017

    VERY helpful, thanks!

  • James McKenna

    August 26, 2017

    Thanks for the walk-through. I nearly had the config correct but I missed a few settings on my own. I was able to get the client bridge up seconds after watching your video.Thanks again!!

  • Johnny Zarizony

    October 9, 2017

    Thank you it worked for me, so far it works well but time will show if it will stay that way. I used Tplink WR841N flashed to dd-wrt and pre-set up by someone else G862G router connected to modem. The only calbe i used on tplink was ethernet to connect it to computer. I couldn't find the advanced settings to change the authentication type to shared key, though. Also i don't know if security type match with the pre-set up router because when i check it up on my computer on wireless network adapter security settings it says it's wpa2 but program called WIfiInfoView says that it is WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK so maybe i should have chose WPA2 mixed during tplink set up. Btw big thanks to craig nofal for pointing out the missing part. For some reason i can't connect to that pre-setup router so i had to find everything by hand, was quite tedious but i hope it will work well. It's quite hard to find help with these topics if you screw something up.

    Well shit i just lost connection to the internet i wonder what gone wrong xD.

    I found an solution on dd-wrt forum, one guy found out that you have to in wireless/basic settings set up default gw mode to manual and give the primary router ip adress. In this example it would be .It still works after 5 minutes so let's hope it will stay that way. Maybe someone will find that useful.

    The download speed is very incosisten though, i ran speed test 6 times and sometimes the download speed keep falling trough whole scan and fall to 1mbps and sometimes it stays between 19.58-20 i wonder if it's the primary router+modem related problem or did i set up something wrong.

    Btw can i change channel of my router (not the primary router) without changing the channel of primary router? For some reason after all these changes the bracket where you could choose wifi channel is gone so i guess i will never find out lol.

  • PartzPartzescu

    October 12, 2017

    Great vide, helped me to set it up very easy!

  • Enzo Pianelli

    October 20, 2017

    Amazing. Thank you so much. I got my old DD-WRT flashed WNR2000 Netgear Wireless router FINALLY configured as a Client Bridge thanks to you guys. Now I can plug in my OBiTalk Google Voice, my MagicJack and Desktop and Laptop computer into the Netgear Router via ethernet in my home office and have the router communicate these devices via WiFi to to my Google OnHub Access Point clear across to the other side of the house. Remote Internet. So cool!!! Thanks again.

  • Mike Hensley

    November 3, 2017

    Worked flawlessly. I never could get my dhcp to pass through so i always set it static. it always acted weird and then i updated and couldnt get the bridge to work at all. this video got my bridge back up and running in no-time! THANKS!!!

  • Coast Z

    November 5, 2017

    i like that blaze it 420 quickscope voice

  • Mike's Life

    November 24, 2017

    Did not work. Connected no internet

  • Laqueefa50

    November 26, 2017

    I followed the video and couldn't connect to my primary router. I then changed the DNS address to my primary router's IP and then changed the authentication type back to auto and was able to connect to the internet. Great video, thanks!

  • Anderson Madureira

    December 23, 2017

    Thank you so much!

  • orange

    January 7, 2018

    very good!

  • Desmond W

    January 13, 2018

    Very good. Clearly and slowly explained

  • Daravelli T

    January 30, 2018

    Hi, I am having trouble getting ipv6 to work on my client bridge, but is working fine on my primary router and clients connected to it. Could you go over the settings on the ipv6 tab? Thanks!

  • Torgeir Leirbakken

    February 2, 2018

    Great video, so easy to follow. Fantastic work!

  • Manuel Alarcon

    February 7, 2018

    the dhcp server is not working in clients on wireles bridge any help?

  • Tino M

    February 15, 2018

    My dsl company put me in quite a pickle. The modem is in a different room than my dd-wrt, I have the dd-wrt set up using SMB to access movies and other files, however, now that it’s out of loop I can’t access them. Is there a way to configure the dd-wrt to where I can enable SMB access from the WAN port?

  • Alex Zubkov

    February 20, 2018

    May i add third router?

  • Tod Wulff

    February 22, 2018

    This video to the rescue once again. Way cool. Thanks!

  • Narindra Ramprashad

    March 21, 2018

    Works perfect

  • learn share

    April 10, 2018

    Find More on Website click ➦ https://learn-share.net/go/dd-wrt-tutorials/

  • Benji Justice

    June 3, 2018

    After many hours of failed attempts at doing this myself…. I found this video and it worked first try, no issue. Thanks so much for the great video! Still relevant 4 years later!

  • Fred Rodriguez

    June 22, 2018

    Very much appreciated! Thanks

  • Juancho Olmos

    July 29, 2018

    Dude, i love you

  • Sandra Boyer

    August 27, 2018

    Works great!

  • Matt C

    September 8, 2018

    Thanks for this video

  • Andrew F Conohan

    November 4, 2018

    Agreed this is a very good video

  • Ezrael DarkPaw

    November 8, 2018

    I did exactly as shown, even did what Craig had said in comments. It worked for a while but my breaker popped. Since then the farthest its gotten once trying the steps in the video again is blinking WiFi light that would usually blink to indicate wireless activity with the other router. Now its doing a slow blink and nothing more, I've tried multiple times to no avail, even upgraded the firmware. Any idea what could be going on?

  • cdl0

    November 28, 2018

    Many thanks to learn share for making this video. The method works perfectly for a pair of old Linksys WRT54G wireless routers.

  • 3D4Ureel

    December 29, 2018

    Configure dd-wrt as repeater

  • Francis Moses

    January 3, 2019

    Yes this video was indeed helpful, Thanks


    January 10, 2019

    SPOT ON!!! Worked perfectly 🙂

  • Thrifty Merchant

    January 27, 2019

    Thank you so much for this. This is exactly what I needed.

  • Jon D.

    February 2, 2019

    I have been at this for 4 + hours and it just won't quite work for me. When I set the Channel underneath Client Bridge to my router's channel (say Channel 6 or channel 1 or any channel really) and save the settings then go to Status/Wireless the channel always just says "1 + 1" regardless of what I change the channel to on either the Main router or the Second Router. When I try to join the network it says I've successfully joined then redirects me, and after I apply the settings, save it, and go back to Status/Wireless it just says "None" under access points. I'm using the new IP to access the DD-WRT interface and I followed the video instructions to a T but it's just not working yet

  • Ty No

    March 18, 2019

    Thank you! Worked the first time unlike all the web guides I've looked up in the past.

  • Mihai Grigori

    March 23, 2019

    For me it does join the primary network but then no other IP in the network is reachable. Nor the internet.

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    April 14, 2019


  • RoBerto Briceño

    April 27, 2019

    Thank you!!!!!

  • GarronGoesGaming

    June 24, 2019

    So I have a problem. I need to change my DD-WRT router to the comcast ip range of, and it wont accept the change. What am I doing wrong? Lol.

  • droquesteni

    June 28, 2019

    Thanks you sir! You save my life1

  • KrotowX

    July 14, 2019

    Please update this tutorial for latest DD-WRT. In v3.0 Web UI quite differ in some sections. Anyway thanks about pointing where to look. Successfully bridged 4 client routers at today using DD-WRT v3.0-r40189.
    FYI: Latest DD-WRT rocks! WPA2/AES for client bridge works just fine even in 10 years old routers like at today experienced 89/90 Mbps speed over WiFi bridge with ancient TL WRT160N 🙂

  • Mister Hat

    August 11, 2019

    Thanks. I followed every tutorial and couldn't get internet on the second router. Turns out the "join network" step wasn't mentioned anywhere.

  • brickshitter

    September 6, 2019

    This was monumentally helpful. Thank you!!!

  • DrCognitive

    September 16, 2019

    Can't get it to work. After I join successfully, the DD-WRT router seems to just stop working.

  • lolzist

    October 30, 2019

    This tutorial actually worked! The instructions on the DD-WRT wiki did not work and they are not the same as the steps in this video.

  • Vatslav Orlov

    November 3, 2019

    been trying to make this work for a long time, came across this video and everything actually works as it should !
    Dont forget to reserve the IP address of the second router on the primary router.

  • Gamersroundtable

    November 7, 2019

    I watched a lot of videos of this. And almost gave up on it. But I found this one and it finally worked. Hope everyone else does as well. 👍🏿


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