Wireless bridging is a wireless signal solution for larger homes or office environments (such as villas, offices, etc.), which uses multiple wireless routers to extend a larger signal range.

Detailed tutorial of Wireless Bridging

Preparation

We need two or more wireless routers, one main router (wired to the modem) and one or more slave routers (wirelessly connected to the main router). Usually the old one is used as the main router, and its Bridge function or WDS function needs to be turned off. The slave router needs to have the Bridge function or WDS function turned on, because it can't be used as a slave router without these functions. Different brands of routers can also be bridged.

Steps

1,Make sure your main router is capable of accessing the Internet properly.

2,Log in to the main router,and turn on the DHCP function in the "Network Settings" or "LAN Settings",which enables the router to automatically assign IP address.

3,Disconnect the main router from the computer and connect the slave router to the computer. Then log in to the slave router,and turn off its DHCP function.

4,Set an IP address that is different from the IP address of the main router for the slave router. In the "LAN" or "Local Network" find the input box to modify the IP address, if the IP of the main router is 192.168.1.1, the IP of the slave router is recommended to change to 192.168.1.2.

5,Modify the name and password of the WIFI in the "Wireless Settings" or "Wifi Settings" of the slave router. The SSID is the WIFI name. We recommend that the slave router use the same password as the main router for easy memorization and use.

6,Scan the AP device in the "Wireless Settings" of the slave router. After scanning the WIFI name of the main router, select it and click "Connect".

Now you have completed the whole process of wireless bridging and your wireless network has been bridged successfully.

Frequently Asked Questions and Notices

Frequently Asked Questions

1,Check if there is an IP conflict between the main and slave router, which is mentioned in point 4 above.

2,Check if the DHCP function of the main router is turned on. You only need to keep the DHCP server of the main router turned on in the whole home network, and turn off the DHCP on all the slave routers. You can check what is mentioned in point 2 above.

Notices

1,When a wireless terminal device that supports unlimited roaming moves between the ranges of multiple wireless routers, roaming is possible, but not seamless.

2,This article is talking about the wireless bridging, not the LAN port cascade bridging (wired bridging). The former will cause a small loss of network resources, while the latter requires the use of network cables to connect each router, which will affect the beauty of the environment. You can choose the solution that suits your needs to expand your network.

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