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        Tracey Capen
        AskWoody MVP

        NETWORKING By Lance Whitney Your router holds the keys to your local network. Here’s how to interpret and configure its various settings. Router manag
        [See the full post at: How to manage your router – Part I]

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        WSfreedg
        AskWoody Lounger

        A nice very basic article.   I would like a more advanced article on DD-WRT configuration.

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          bbearren
          AskWoody MVP

          I assume that you have visited https://dd-wrt.com/ and their FAQ.  There is page after page after page of useful information, but I haven’t come across a setup/management guide as such.

          I have a Netgear N750 that I flashed with DD-WRT v3.0-r33215M firmware update, but I use it as an additional router/switch, not a modem.  WAN is disabled, DHCP is disabled and such.  It’s connected to my modem/router through the former WAN port, giving me 4 additional LAN ports.

          Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
          "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
          "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        The DD-WRT guides can be (very) out of date – I’ve set up mine with a guest wifi account and there are several conflicting descriptions, but it now behaves.

        I’d start a thread here if you want some help.

        cheers, Paul

        p.s. While I’m here, the router is configured to function as a DMZ device and is fine as long as I have a cheap as chips switch between it and the main router. Connecting direct and it can’t find a route to the main router – same subnet. Odd!

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