Setting up a 3rd party router in Bridge mode

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My GF has the Actiontec T1200H, one PVR and 3 digital boxes, along with the extender/booster connected in her home.  One far end of the house has really bad wireless and i was trying to setup a TP-Link  WR814N in Bridge mode with DD-WRT on it.  The TP Link is connected with a Cat cable on Lan 1 from Port1 Bridge option on the Actiontec. I followed the dd-wrt link to set up the Wireless Access point with no luck. ( http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Access_Point )  I'm not sure if i am entering the IP and subnet correctly on DD-WRT?  I had 192.168.1.2 and 255.255.255.0 set on ddwrt.  Could someone correct me?  I'm looking for any info or what Actual numbers i put in on ddwrt following the above wiki.

I have done this at my sisters place with the Actiontec 1000 before with no problems but seem stuck here.

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If port 1 on the Actiontec is bridged, that means the TP-Link would get an external IP. Not a 192.168.x IP. The TP-Link is what should be bridged if you are looking to extend your wireless network and use the same subnet. When you set up the TP-Link, did you follow the short or long instructions?


When you log in to the Actiontec and look at the LAN status, can you see the TP-Link showing up in the list of devices?


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I followed the Long instructions.  Should i have followed the short?  I won't be able to try again for a few days to see if i could see the TP link logging in the actiontec.


I'm really just trying to boost a wireless signal to an addition in the house where the former outside walls are interfering with the signal. The actiontec is in the basement but there is a Cat cable wired up along a chimney to the upstairs living room.  There is a lot of cable and i am able to pull it up and position a second router (TP-Link) to a clear line of sight of the addition room.