Joined: 15 Jan 2013
|Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 21:37 Post subject: N600 Dual Band w/ K26 DD-WRT Client and AP Hybrid
|Looking for some mentoring in preparation to configure and set parameters in the DD-WRT interface, where it's running on a Dual Band (2.4 & 5 GHz) router. Haven't yet begun testing any configurations because I'd like to refine my approach before changing configurations. Here's my objective:
My residential complex manager provides an access point SSID and encryption key to all tenants, including myself, so tenants can access the high speed internet in the clubhouse. My apartment is about 75 feet from the clubhouse on the same level. I can set the ddwrt n600 mode on 2 ethernet interfaces (wlan0 for 2.4GHz and wlan1 for 5GHz). Since I already connected to the clubhouse AP with my laptop and get really good speeds, I'd like to clone my laptop's MAC address to my ddwrt. Since the clubhouse AP is at 192.168.1.100 I'll set my ddwrt static ip to something like 192.168.79.17, with the default subnet mask, and DHCP enabled.
I'd like to assign the 4 physical ethernet ports on the router to work with the 5GHz AP interface, while the 2.4GHz Client will merely communicate back and forth to the clubhouse AP. Thus, I'd like the AP's WLAN separated, discarding other tenants' traffic, using a separate subnet, and running its own DHCP management. Finally, I'd like the 5GHz AP providing a wireless interface to my personal devices like my laptop, smartphone and bluray player.
Has anyone successfully implemented something like this and was it stable?
Will it be helpful for me to configure any VLANs, or is that required to assign the physical ports to the 5GHz interface?
Any configuration necessary to DHCP or NAT?
What are other areas for me to look at to
(a) use the clubhouse AP with discretion not affecting other tenants accessing it
(b) connecting those devices in my apartment to the 5GHz AP fluidly
(c) maintaining security when accessing the internet in this manner through my ddwrt
Thanks in advance for any feedback as this is my first post.