20 June 2013

Convert Cisco Linksys E2000 into a Wireless Bridge using dd-wrt

My recent purchase of a refurbished Asus AC66R wireless router has left my previous router, a Cisco Linksys E2000, free to become a wireless bridge to upgrade my ps3 from 2.4GHz G to 5GHz N. Here are the steps that I followed to do it.

Disclaimer: All activity you do is at your own risk. I am not liable for any damage you do to your equipment.
  1. First setup my new router and ensured that the encryption used was WPA2 Personal-AES on both spectrums
  2. Downloaded dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e2000.bin from the dd-wrt page: http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database (search E2000)
  3. Followed the flashing instructions on the wiki: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_E2000
    1. Disconnected all ethernet cables and wireless clients
    2. Did a 30/30/30 reset using a pen
    3. Connected my laptop using an ethernet cable (also turned wireless off on my laptop)
    4. Log into Linksys Web Interface Firmware Upgrade page at using the default password (admin), went the Administration tab and then the Upgrade sub-tab
    5. Wait 10 minutes until WLAN (wireless) light turns on.
    6. Power cycle by unplugging E2000 for 30 secs.
    7. Plug E2000 back in and wait about 5 minutes until it finishes booting.
    8. Do a 30/30/30 reset on router.
    9. Wait 3 minutes and log into web interface using the default user/pass (root/admin)
    10. The router then made me change the password
    11. You are done. There is no NEED to flash any other build.
  4. I then configured the E2000 to be a wireless bridge using this wiki: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Bridge
    1. My new and old router both use the ip, so if you use a different subnet be sure to modify accordingly
    2. Changed the E2000 to a static ip
      • Setup Tab -> Basic Setup sub-tab -> Network Setup heading
        • Local IP Address:
        • Subnet Mask:
        • Gateway:
        • Local DNS:
    3. I also disabled the WAN port at this point
    4. Hard-coded a static ip onto my laptop wired connection
      1. Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center
      2. Left side -> Manage Adapter Settings
      3. Right Click on your wired connection -> Properties
      4. Highlight TCP/IPv4 -> Click on Properties Button
      5. Use the following IP Address:
        • ip: (or a similar unused one on your network)
        • subnet:
        • gateway:
    5. Disable the DHCP server on the E2000
    6. Change the E2000 into wireless bridge mode
      1. Wireless Tab -> Basic Settings Sub-Tab
        • Wireless Mode: Client Bridge
        • Wireless Network Mode: N-Only (5Ghz)
        • Channel Width: Auto
        • Wireless Network Name (SSID): type in your 5GHz network SSID
      2. Wireless Tab -> Wireless Security Sub-Tab
        1. Security Mode: WPA2 Personal
        2. Encryption: AES
        3. Password/Passkey: type in your network password
After all this I was able to successfully connect to the internet and the rest of my network. It also maxed out my 100Mbps laptop ethernet port.

13 June 2013

Copying Songs from iTunes to a Sansa Clip

Unfortunately Windows Media player was having trouble syncing all my new songs under the iTunes folders, so I was wanting to sync directly from iTunes. However, there does not appear to be any way to do this only inside iTunes.

Here are the steps that I took to remedy my problem:
  1. Ensure all the files are MP3 and not AAC (You can convert them inside iTunes).
  2. Create an empty folder on your desktop.
  3. Drag the MP3 songs that you want from the Music Library to the new folder on your desktop
  4. Once all the songs you want are in that folder, Plug in your Sansa
  5. Now open up the Sansa in My Computer (should show up as a removable drive) and go into the Music directory
  6. Remove any songs you don't want
  7. Drag (or copy&paste) all the songs from your folder on the desktop to your Music directory on your Sansa

Hopefully, this helped you!

08 June 2013

Root and ROM LG Spectrum VS920ZV8

Since, I became tired of waiting on Verizon and LG to issue Jelly Bean for my Spectrum, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

Here is the series of steps that I followed.

Backed up my device before rooting:

 Rooted and installed CWM using this:
  • AndroidForums
  • Followed the above instructions to root and install CWM
  • Used google play to download and install ROM Manager by CLOCKWORKMOD
  • Used ROM Manager to install CWM (not touch!) using Recovery Setup Option

Created a nandroid Backup:
  •  Used ROM Manager

 Downloaded my ROM and Google Apps:

Installed them:
  • Rebooted into Recovery
  • Wiped Data and Cache (factory reset)
  • Installed from SD Card (CM 10.1)
  • Installed from SD Card (Gapps)
  • Rebooted

Everything seems to be working great, but have yet to try bluetooth.

6/12/2013 Update: Bluetooth works!