Using NETGEAR WGR614L (with DD-WRT) As A Wireless Client Bridge

Introduction

A wireless client bridge is needed to connect two LAN segments with a wireless link.  The two LAN segments will be in the same subnet.  In this article, we will show the steps to configure the NETGEAR  WGR614L with DD-WRT firmware (v-24 SP1, downloadable by clicking here) as a client bridge.

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Note:  I have NOT teseted this using the GUI installation method.  Therefore, I can not predict the outcome of installing this via the GUI.

Following are steps for building OpenWRT firmware for the NETGEAR WGR614L.

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