For this tutorial I’ll be using :-
  • D-Link dir-615/620
  • DD-WRT Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (11/21/10) std
D-Link dir620
Steps to flash the router
  1. Set a static IP for your PC in the 192.168.0.x range with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 (192.168.0.50 for example).
  2. Connect a network cable from your computer’s network interface card to the WAN PORT (not LAN port, WAN port) of your DIR-615 G1.
  3. Turn off your DIR-615. Hold down a pin to the RESET button of the router (at the back next to its power socket) and turn on the router while holding this RESET button down.
  4. If you did this properly, the power button on the router should now be orange and blinking continuously. The router is now in Emergency Room mode.
  5. Open up Internet Explorer and head over to http://192.168.0.1/ . Please use Internet Explorer as Firefox can cause some weird issues with this particular web interface.
  6. You should be able to see the Emergency Room interface.
  1. Hit the Browse button and select the Brainslayer DIR-615 rev D webflash firmware (dlink-dir615d-factory-webflash.bin) that you downloaded earlier. Upload it to the router.
  2. Upon a successful upload, you should be able to see a success confirmation message.
  1. Let the router reboot by itself.
  2. Once power light turns green.. unplug the network cable from the WAN port and plug into any LAN port on the DIR-615 router (I recommend ports 1-3).
  3. The routers IP should now be 192.168.1.1, so change your PC’s LAN IP from 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 to something in the 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0 range (such as 192.168.1.50 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0).
  4. Now visit http://192.168.1.1 and configure your router’s security (password) settings.
Steps for Wireless Bridge Configuration
By following this steps, you will turn your normal wireless router to a wireless bridge which allow you to extends your LAN without the need of cabling. You might ask why do I want to create a wireless bridge instead of a repeater? the answer is that I’ve used repeater device before and the result are not so great. The repeater will repeat any signal from our wireless router and re-transmit it to our machine, but it will repeat and transmit any signals including from a broken data packet. While wireless bridge will act as a receiver instead of a transmitter like our wireless network adapters with an option of splitting it into more LAN connection using the ports that are available on the bridge device, from there you can attach another wireless router to extends your wireless range or just plug using the LAN ports. So lets begin the tutorial then!
  1. Continuing from the above tutorial, visit http://192.168.1.1 and login to your router.
  2. Go to Setup > Basic Setup
  3. Under the “WAN Connection Type” disable the connection type, STP -> Disable
  4. Next is Router IP:
    • Set the Local IP address to 192.168.x.2 (depends on the of the wireless router that you want to bridge with).
    • Gateway to 192.168.x.1
    • Local DNS to 192.168.x.1
    • WAN Port : checked the Assign WANT Port to Switch (optional)
    • SAVE
  5. After that Go to Wireless > Basic Settings and the following settings
    • Wireless Mode : Repeater Bridge (its actually a wireless bridge instead of a repeater :P)
    • Wireless Network Mode : Mixed (make sure the source wireless router is also using Mixed mode)
    • Wireless Network Name (SSID) : [the source SSID from the source router]
    • Wireless Channel : Auto
    • Channel Width : 20MHz
    • Wireless SSID Broadcast : Enable
    • Network Configuration : Bridge
    • SAVE and APPLY SETTINGS
  6. Wait for the Router to reboot and then it is DONE! if you are confuse with the steps refer to the image below
Step 1-4
Step 5-6
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Hi, before we get started on the tutorial on how to create a “Homemade FTP server” you will need to have the following requirement and if you need a printable version of this tutorial you can get it here :-

  1. A router modem that support DHCP
  2. Knowledge on router configuration
  3. Filezilla Server
  4. Filezilla Client
  5. no-ip account

Make sure you are using the latest FileZilla Server and Client. If you do not have the software required you can download it directly from Filezilla website.

If you have everything in order lets start with the first procedure :-

  1. Creating a domain name
    • what you need to do is go to http://www.no-ip.com/ to register for a free domain name.
    • after you have register your self >login > click on the Host/Redirects tab
    • click on the “Add Host” using the following options, feel free to create you own domain name
    • when you are done with the configuration click on the “Create Host” button
  2. Router configurations :-
    • I am using TP-Link TD-W8960N Modem router, if you are using a different router the configuration should be almost the same as what I am using.
    • First you need to assign your computer/server to a static LAN IP address
    • Then you need to create a “Virtual Server” to point the static LAN address to your server, the Start Port is 21 and the End Port is 21. Use the “TCP/UDP” protocol
      • Click “Apply/Save” after the configuration is done.
    • After creating a “Virtual Server” you need to configure the “Dynamic DNS”. On any router the “Dynamic DNS” settings should appear under the “Advance Setup”.
      • Select “No-IP” as your D-DNS provider
      • Enter your domain name in the Hostname field
      • Make sure you insert the username and password of your “No-IP” account
  3. FileZilla Server Configuration
    • We are almost at the end of our tutorial, just a little bit more you will have your own “FTP server”
    • Click “Edit” > “Settings”
    • When the “FileZilla Server Options” window comes out > select “Passive Mode Settings” > tick the “Retrieve external IP address from:”> fill in your “No-IP host” Domain name e.g: http://no-ip.zapto.org
      • Click “OK” when you are done.
    • Before you can use the server you need to create a “Username” in order for you to access the server, follow the instruction given bellow to create your username
      • Edit > Users
      • Under the “Page” column select “General”
      • Under the “Users” column click “Add” button
      • Enter the username that you desired and click “Ok”
    • When you are done with the “Users” settings, you need to setup the Shared folders
      • Under the “Page” column select “Shared folders”
      • Under the “Shared folders” column click “Add” to add the folder that you want to share
  4. Done! its finish now you have your own at home FTP server, using the filezilla client you can access your server from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. If this tutorial is useful please donate USD1 for my study fund thanks!