How to set up an isolated Guest WLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 with OpenWRT using command line

You have guests at your home and they want to use your wireless network to retrieve emails, etc off the Internet. This is not a unique situation, but is quite common everywhere, with the proliferation of devices and services that require Internet access. The only issue you face is that if you give them your . . . → Read More: How to set up an isolated Guest WLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 with OpenWRT using command line

How to revert to default TP-Link wireless router firmware from dd-wrt

Some of us like to try out multiple router firmware and at times, need to revert back to the default firmware that came with the router. TP-Link is fairly easy to revert, where you can experiment with various firmware before you settle down for the one you find most useful. The below steps enable you . . . → Read More: How to revert to default TP-Link wireless router firmware from dd-wrt

Downgrade dd-wrt firmware from dd-wrt version 24461 to dd-wrt version 24160

Recently, there have been no upgrades to the dd-wrt firmware I use on my routers. Found that the last dd-wrt firmware version 24461, did not permit upgrades to newer firmware due to a bug in it. It also did not allow downgrades to a lower version of dd-wrt via the Web GUI interface or any . . . → Read More: Downgrade dd-wrt firmware from dd-wrt version 24461 to dd-wrt version 24160

Create VLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router with isolation

The TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router has an Atheros Chip. Due to this, it is not easy to set up VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) on it. Below explains how this can be done with the kind of problem that was overcome.

Problem: I had a guest computer on my home wireless network that kept sending . . . → Read More: Create VLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router with isolation

How to extend range of Wireless Network using DD-WRT and another router for free

Wireless LAN networks have a limited range. If you are a home user with a single internet connection, you can go wireless with one router. However, you may not get the wireless signal across your home. To make it work across a wider area, you need to extend your wireless network. You can extend the . . . → Read More: How to extend range of Wireless Network using DD-WRT and another router for free

Flashing dd-wrt on TP-Link WDR4300 router

The TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router comes with dual band and the default TP-Link firmware. This firmware is good for normal users but, if you install DD-WRT on the router, you can make it do a lot more.

Download latest dd-wrt firmware for the WDR4300 from http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database Remove internet cable from the router Do a 30/30/30 . . . → Read More: Flashing dd-wrt on TP-Link WDR4300 router

Multiple Wireless LANs WRT54G2 – Allow guests to use your WLAN

You have a wireless router at home. There are occasions when you have guests at your home, and they require to access the internet over your Wireless Network. Unfortunately, the default firmware on the Cisco / Linksys WRT54G2 wireless router does not allow you to have a separate WLAN access password for your guests.

In . . . → Read More: Multiple Wireless LANs WRT54G2 – Allow guests to use your WLAN

How to boost the wireless range of your WRT54G2 router

It is possible to safely boost the wireless range using the DD-WRT firmware. After you install the firmware, visit this link to figure out how this can be done. http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Advanced_wireless_settings#TX_Power. Do not make this value very high, else you could end up with more error packets and performance degradation. A very high value could result . . . → Read More: How to boost the wireless range of your WRT54G2 router

Update Linksys WRT54G2 router to DD-WRT

The normal Cisco / Linksys provided firmware on the wireless router does not have as many features as the firmware upgrades that the DD-WRT has made.

A short list of features from the DD-WRT include:

Ability to support VPN for secure communication SSH support for managing the router over the web or a terminal Better . . . → Read More: Update Linksys WRT54G2 router to DD-WRT

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