How to "Client Bridge" to a BEBox over wireless.
This tutorial explains how to client bridge to a BEBox.
A client bridge is a 3rd party router which is connected to the BEBox via wireless and gives the internet to anything you plug into the 3rd party router. It is useful for giving wireless to XBoxes, TV sets or other devices which don't have wireless cards or options.
On older routers using the option "Repeater Bridge" should do the above but also repeat your wireless signal. On newer routers you want to "add" a virtual AP and call it something different.
Using a Client Bridge is compatible with WPA! (Unlike WDS)
Firstly plug in to your DDWRT router and setup as follows.
Make sure it is in the range of your BEBox IPs. In my example my network is in 10.0.0.X so I set the buffalo to have 10.0.0.42 (if you are on the default BEBox 192.168.1.254 range then the default DDWRT IP of 192.168.1.1 is probably ok).
Turn off the DHCP server on the DDWRT router, if you do not you will get weird problems with some machines having the wrong default gateway:
Secondly make sure the setting on your BEBox for its wireless is set to MANUAL channel selection and take a note of its SSID and password:
Apply the changes (if required).
Go back to your DDWRT router and change the following wireless settings, in the SSID and channel selection use the information you just noted down from the BEBox (see above step):
Now go to the Wireless Security Tab on the DDWRT.
Select the matching settings for the BEBox and fill in the required wireless password:
Apply the settings.
(Note, if you have had the DDWRT plugged into your main network to do the setup, un-plug it right now. Having it connected to your BEBox via ethernet AND wireless results in strange connectivity and packet loss to the DDWRT).
You should now be able to ping your DDWRT from the "BEBox network" over the wireless! Plug your Xbox or TV etc.. into the LAN ports on the DDWRT and enjoy connectivity.
If you wish to turn it into a wireless access point as well! add a virtual wireless interface using the Add button on the bottom of the main wireless page on the DDWRT control panel. When doing this it is wise to use a new SSID (network name) so you can tell which access point you are connected to. For example call it BEBox845454-Repeated