Installing DD-WRT -

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sat Aug 21 12:22:24 UTC 2010

>> Or...  You install another small router device, one that lets you set
>> up DHCP easily, and sit that between your existing modem/router and
>> the rest of your LAN.  That'd use less power than a PC, and have less
>> things to go wrong with it.

Bob Goodwin:
> I have a spare router similar to the one I am using now [earlier
> version] but I'm not sure how to apply that, can,t have two wireless
> routers transmitting on the same channel? Might be able to move some
> devices to a different channel but that adds to the system
> complexity, need to think about that ...

All your wireless devices transmit on the same channel.  They just don't
transmit at the same time as each other, they take turns.  That's why
wireless sucks as a networking medium, when you have quite a few devices
in use on a network with a lot of traffic.  With wired networking,
through a switch or router, many devices can all talk simultaneously, if
they're each talking to different devices.

DHCP works by the client *broadcasting* a request for an IP, and the
server responding.  So long as your DHCP server is accessible somewhere
over the LAN, it'll work.

You mentioned having a NFS server in another post.  If that's always
running, it could also be your DHCP server.

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