How to Configure DD-WRT on a Wireless Router


DD-WRT is famous for enhancing the speed and overall performance of low quality router to that of a branded one. People who have bought inexpensive wireless routers are unable to replace them because it have zero residual value in the market, so to provide them the same features, DD-WRT is installed on their routers. After installation, you will need to configure it on the router in use. It will boost the performance of your router without expensing much of your money. Now you can enjoy the same features in subsidized rates. To know how it is configure, you can follow the simple instructions below.


1. Open an internet browser to access the router. Make sure the computer you are using to access the settings is connected to the router, either with a cable or wireless modem.

2. In the address bar of your browser, enter 192.168.1. In the address bar and press enter. You will be rooted to another page, which will require user name and password of the network.

3. If you have made changes to the user ID and password previously, then use them, but if they are left at default settings, use “root” in the user ID and “admin” in the space for password, and press “Submit”

3. You will be moved to the setting console of your router. Go to the tab named as “Setup” and click the “Basic Setup.” There, you will be required to enter IP, the subnet and gateway addresses of the router. If you are unaware of this information, you can find it by entering “ipconfig” at the command prompt and copy the details.

4. For routers with DHCP server, you will need to configure more than one DHCP addresses for settings to take effect. And then click the tab of “Wireless.” If you have a combination of devices say 802.11b and 802.11g, you will be required to select default “Mixed” settings, whereas for g devices, select G-only.

5. Type the name of you network beneath the "Wireless Network Name (SSID.)" Make sure to use a common name of all the wireless devices that are connected to the router.

6. You can enable or disable to hide the identity of your router by selecting “disable” from the drop down menu of “Wireless SSID Broadcast.” It will prevent broadcasting IP address of your router.

7. You can also define the range to a wireless router from the settings panel, so that you can use a laptop or a smart phone within the premises without disconnecting.

8. From the “Administrative” tab, you can enter new user ID and password by clicking the “Management” menu. If you want to access the router from a remote location in future, you will have to enable the option “Remote Access.”

Tips and warnings:

Keep the passwords remembered and don’t share it with people you don’t know.

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