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How to Set Up Your DD-WRT Router as a Wireless Access Point


If you’re like most people, you probably use your home router to access the internet and share files with your family. But what if you want to set up a wireless network for your business? Sure, you could do it the old-fashioned way by turning off your wireless network, plugging in an Ethernet cable and setting up a new wireless network. But that’s not always feasible or practical. In this blog post, we will show you how to set up a wireless access point using your home router—DD-WRT in particular. This versatile router can be configured to do just about anything, from providing basic internet access to acting as a Wireless Access Point for your business. So if you want to get started with setting up your own wireless network, read on!

What is DD-WRT?

DD-WRT, or “Dongle-less Wireless Router”, is a software that allows users to manage their wireless networks without the need for a traditional router. DD-WRT can be installed on routers that are not originally designed as wireless access points and can provide increased security, flexibility, and performance compared to standard routers.

How to Set Up Your Router as a Wireless Access Point

Step One: Connect Your Router to the Internet

If your router is new, you will need to connect it to the internet. You can do this by plugging in a cable into your router’s back port and connecting it to your broadband modem or router. Or you can use the built-in Wi-Fi connection on many routers. If your router has an Ethernet port, you can also connect it to your computer using an Ethernet cable.

Step Two: Enable Wireless Networking

Once your router is connected to the internet, open its configuration menu (usually accessed by typing “config” in the address bar of your browser). On most routers, this configuration menu looks like a set of nested folders, with one or more tabs at the top for network settings and security. In the networking section, scroll down until you find a submenu called “wireless networks.” In most cases, this wireless section will have only one option—to enable wireless networking. Click on that option.

On some routers, particularly older models with limited wireless capabilities, you may need to click on other options first before enabling wireless networking. For instance, if you want to use your router as a wired access point (a device that allows computers and other devices connected wirelessly to share an internet connection), you may need to turn off wireless networking and enable Ethernet networking instead.

In general, all routers are capable of functioning

How to Connect Devices to the Router as a Wireless Access Point

If you have a router that is already configured as a wireless access point, you can connect devices to it wirelessly as well.

1. Connect your desired device to the router’s Ethernet port.

2. Open your router’s configuration utility, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Menu” icon in the upper left corner of your screen and selecting “Configuration” from the resulting drop-down menu.

3. In the configuration utility, click on the “Wireless” tab and then select the radio button next to your desired network type (802.11g or 802.11n).

4. Enter your router’s SSID name and password into the corresponding fields and then click on the “Secure” button to ensure that only authorized users can connect to your network.

5. Click on the “Advanced Settings” button and make sure that both TCP/IP settings are set to DHCP and that each device is automatically assigned an IP address from within your network range. If you do not want this to happen, enter suitable static IP addresses into these fields instead.

(Optional) Enable WPA2 security mode for added protection against intruders who might try to exploit known vulnerabilities in older routers or networks using WPA1 encryption mode without protecting them with a WPA2 key . To do this, select the appropriate option from the Wireless Security drop-down


If you’re looking to set up a wireless network in your home or office, you likely have a router that can be used as an access point. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set up your DD-WRT router as a wireless access point so that you and your friends and family can wirelessly connect to the internet. By following these steps, you’ll be able to create a secure network that will allow you to browse the web, stream movies, and more without ever having to worry about bandwidth issues.



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