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Adding an IP alias on DD-WRT lan interfaces

13 January 2010 6 Comments

I didn’t find any straight documentation about that, so I decide to write myself one.

Adding an IP alias under dd-wrt console (linux) is simple:

ifconfig br0:1 <ip_address> <netmask>

and is done. Now we should save this command for running on startup. You have 2 choices:

1. web interface
2. shell (ssh or telenet)

1. Web interface

Go to Administration Tab -> Command.
Type the following commands on Command edit box:

ifconfig br0:1 <ip_address> <netmask>

Now press Save Startup
Now you can reboot you router.

2. Shell interface

Log on your router.
and runt the following command:

$ nvram set rc_startup="
ifconfig br0:1 <ip_address> <netmask>
$ nvram commit

Success !

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  • cod3fr3ak said:

    I was looking for this for days.

    Essentially I have two other networks all plugged into the same switch. I want the dd-wrt gateway to route between all of them. I could get the configuration working on a linux router but was stumped with this device.
    I finally got it working. Thanks a lot!

  • sacx said:

    If you are look, very close, to different setups of dd-wrt you will see this type of configuration in a lot of places, but none of the authors doesn’t name that “IP Alias”. Also, myself, I looked some time until I found this solution.


  • ranj said:

    thanx a lot..

  • Iron said:

    Oooooh! Man! thax a loooooooot!) You saved my time! God bless you!)))

  • Cristiano Santos said:

    Very good post my friend!

  • John said:

    Huh? ifconfig br0:1 results in
    “ifconfig: SIOCSIFADDR: Invalid argument”

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