Asus WL-520GC into bridge mode with dd-wrt

Putting your Asus WL-520GC into bridge mode or any device running dd-wrt v24 microAllow this wireless device to connect to an existing wireless network.

!! Fantastic as a alternative to the Xbox 360 wireless adapter !!

After installing the dd-wrt firmware login to your router

 

If you haven’t installed the firmware go here first

 

Navigate to Setup – Basic Setup page

Under the Network setup area , set a IP address on your range. I have chosen a IP address of 192.168.1.5,  subnet of 255.255.255, and

my default gateway is 192.168.1.2 which is the IP address of my wireless internet router.

 

** EDIT 24/6/2010
 
You may need to set the “Local DNS” value if you have issues… set it to same IP as your gateway address. You can also check the DNS value from your ISP by logging into your router and checking the status page If you get really stuck try Googles 8.8.8.8
Thanks Jess for this

 

These settings will vary slightly depending on your specific network setup

 

Disable DHCP sever

 

Click SAVE at the bottom of the page.

 

Change to the Wireless – Basic Settings page

 

Change wireless mode to client bridge

 

Wireless Network Name (SSID): name of your existing wireless network, mine is “JANDD”

 

Click SAVE again at the bottom of the page

 

Change to Wireless – Wireless Security page

Set the security mode to match the same as the wireless AP you are connecting to. I am using WPA Personal

WPA Algorithms: TKIP

WPA Shared Key: “my wifi password”

 

This time click APPLY SETTINGS

 

The IP has now changed so navigate to the newIP address 192.168.1.5

 

Change to the Status – Wireless page scroll to the very bottom under wireless nodes click site survey

Find your AP in the list and click Join

 

For good luck navigate back to Wireless – Basic Settings page and click APPLY SETTINGS

 

Go back to the Status – Wireless page and check we are connected

 

Watch the video for clarification