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Setup Cisco E2000 as repeater bridge with Comcast XFinity

jonbtrini 628 233 October 16, 2013 at 09:18 AM
Hi all! So here is the problem i'm having. I have a Cisco E2000 router with DD-WRT installed, and i'm trying to use it as a repeater bridge (or whatever works best) to connect to a blu-ray player in the bedroom which only has an ethernet port. I already have Comcast Xfinity and the router/modem combo they used when they set up (model TC8305C) but everything is sooo damn confusing i've never had a network setup like this before. I can't even get to access the DD-WRT admin page. I'm trying all types of hookups but nothing is working. I just want to connect the Cisco router wirelessly to my Xfinity router, and then hardwire an ethernet cord from the Cisco to the blu-ray player, giving it internet access for the smart apps.

ANY help is greatly appreciated.

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Read and follow this and then ask specific questions about issues.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index....ter_Bridge
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Well yes, i've already read that several times, but the problem is that I cannot get the dd-wrt router to either be recognized on the network or get to the admin page for it. I have done a hard reset on it but when I connect it to my computer, I can't get a gateway ip, and i don't even see the "dd-wrt" SSID broadcasting either on the wireless.
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Well yes, i've already read that several times, but the problem is that I cannot get the dd-wrt router to either be recognized on the network or get to the admin page for it. I have done a hard reset on it but when I connect it to my computer, I can't get a gateway ip, and i don't even see the "dd-wrt" SSID broadcasting either on the wireless.
So essentially you don't even know if you had a successful flash...

Connect via ethernet, make sure you have an IP via DHCP, if DHCP is not working then assign yourself one as described in the document and then try to connect to 192.168.1.1.
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So essentially you don't even know if you had a successful flash...

Connect via ethernet, make sure you have an IP via DHCP, if DHCP is not working then assign yourself one as described in the document and then try to connect to 192.168.1.1.
No, I do know my flash was successful. I actually flashed this router over a year ago and was using it as my main router with DD-WRT. I moved 3 months ago, and when Comcast came to install, they gave me this new setup with the router/modem combo together in one, so I had no need to hook my Cisco back up. Now that I have a blu-ray player in the bedroom but no wifi adapter for it, I wanted to just connect my Cisco with DD-WRT to it as a bridge. Make more sense now?

So yeah, I'm totally not getting any type of IP or gateway after several hard resets of the Cisco router. :/ But i'll try again.
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So yeah, I'm totally not getting any type of IP or gateway after several hard resets of the Cisco router. :/ But i'll try again.
not a good sign. are the lights working correctly? (the leds on top)

my e2000 mysteriously bricked when I reset it. debricked it now, but it was weird.
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not a good sign. are the lights working correctly? (the leds on top)

my e2000 mysteriously bricked when I reset it. debricked it now, but it was weird.
Yeah lol that's the same thing I said. Like I've tried doing a hard reset, and then connecting from one of the LAN ports on the router directly to my laptop, but nothing. The lights do work properly, each one lights appropriately. I can't imagine how it would have gotten bricked if that's what's wrong with it, as it was working fine when I disconnected it upon moving, and then has just been off ever since I plugged it up 3 months later, today. Confused
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Yeah lol that's the same thing I said. Like I've tried doing a hard reset, and then connecting from one of the LAN ports on the router directly to my laptop, but nothing. The lights do work properly, each one lights appropriately. I can't imagine how it would have gotten bricked if that's what's wrong with it, as it was working fine when I disconnected it upon moving, and then has just been off ever since I plugged it up 3 months later, today. Confused
hmm...

and you've tried manually assigning an ip to your computer?
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If you've done a 30-30-30 reset, it's hard to imagine how you couldn't get connected to a router that was working as a router only recently. You have to be making a basic mistake, perhaps not using DHCP on the client (use ethernet cable, not wireless for initial testing).

Once you do have it working, you only need (based on what you described so far) Client Bridge mode, not Repeater Bridge. The former converts the router to a wireless client, while the latter is also a client bridge, but adds its own wireless AP.
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