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Wifi vs ethernet-->wifi Bridge using router - MUCH FASTER with Bridge

Q: Wifi vs ethernet-->wifi Bridge using router - MUCH FASTER with Bridge

Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this : | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.

In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!) than in the main house but perfectly OK for streaming Football etc when friends are around and we're all drinking Beer etc -- no complaints from "the Other" about noise, cheers of "Goooooal !!!!", clearing up etc etc !!!!.

Good even for a SLOW Ping -- remember I'm over 100 metres away from my House and on 2.4 GHZ. Wifi --5GHZ not receivable at that distance.

added -- even if your PC / laptop doesn't have a LAN connector it's still worthwhile doing this with a USB-->Lan adapter -- even a USB 2 -->LAN works really well -- USB2 speed will easily handle 75 Mib/s !!! and adapter can cost as little as 6 EUR - those cheap Chinese unbranded ones work fine too.

I've had 4 simultaneous connections through that Bridge router this way -- 2 guys had laptops with no LAN cards - they used the adapters --all very happy !!!. USB"-->LAN adapter-->Lan cable-->Port on Bridge router.


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My desktop is connected to a wifi network and I need to bridge to another via ethernet. I have started by selecting each network and I bridge the 2 connections, creating a bridge, but the other computer still doesn't have internet connection.

Is this possible (I would think so) and if so, what have I done wrong?

A:Bridge internet connection over ethernet from wifi

Never mind the other computer's owner was being dumb :P

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Is it possible to use my wifi to download at the same time use my ethernet adapter to play local lan games ?
I have tried to bridge both adapters but it didn't got the result I expected.

Please help me out !

A:Network bridge : Lanplay using Ethernet + Download using WIFI

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Normally, the network adapter drivers work with the Operating System (OS) to pick one connection to use. This is especially true in a laptop where the network drivers for the wireless adapter might automatically disable the wireless connection once the OS has a wired connection.

I make use of multiple network adapters by using Virtual Machines (VM), but that probably would not be practical for your situation since a VM takes up resources that you should probably reserve for gaming. Maybe some of the other forum members have some suggestions for you.

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Hi there

I don't like a load of LAN cables everywhere and "She who must be obeyed" was complaining about number of boxes / gadgets / flashing lights etc under the TV !!!!!! so I've moved the two servers out of the way and just have the cable box/ main router.

so this I found was a really woman friendly solution for masses of LAN cable etc etc. !!!!!!!!

If you have fast Wifi and you have some Ethernet only gear connected away from your Router / Cablebox you can use a "Wireless Bridge" -- It's possible to "Hobble" some old routers via DD-WRT but not all routers do that and you might want to use fast wifi connectors. Some modern cheap routers now allow "Wireless Bridging" too.

You need to set the second router up as your wireless bridge and then plug the LAN cables from your devices into that router which will connect wirelessly to your network.

I found this Router actually very good -- also works on new 802.11ac protocol (up to 433 Mbs in the 5GHZ band so plenty for your server / streaming devices).

IPlugged the NAS'es Ethernet connectors into the lan connects on the "Bridge Router" -- works fine

This one was 32 EUR inc Tax.

Edimax BR-6208AC Wi-Fi Ethernet LAN Dual-band Router - Grey It does work as WIFI Bridge -- you have to ensure your router can do that function if you buy a new router.

If you have fast wifi and want to get rid of LAN cables and move boxes like NAS boxes into spare closets ... Read more

A:LAN Cable free - even for ETHERNET devices (via Wifi Bridge)

We hooked a powerline 1200 with gigabit ports up to our tv and it does the job nicely. It lives behind the tv and therefore is out of site. My NAS is also powerlined 1200 connected.

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Hi All,

I have read through a lot of other posts but can't find a solution related to my issue.

I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate I want to use for bridging the Ethernet connection to it's WiFi connection. WiFi connects perfectly to the net. I enabled ICS on the WiFi and then bridged the WiFi and Ethernet connections.

WiFi still connects to the net fine on the XPS, but when I connected another PC to the laptop via Ethernet, it only shows a IP address on the PC and throws a Network Error "Windows has detected an IP address conflict." It looks like for some reason DHCP on the XPS is not assigning an IP to the PC to bridge the Ethernet connection to the WiFi on the XPS.

When I do "ipconfig /renew" on the PC it says "An error occurred while renewing interface local area connection... The DHCP client has obtained an IP Address that is already in use on the network... "

I am a fairly technical person having built computers and network for the last 20 years, I've been trying multiple solutions for hours and reading everything I can, but this one has me stumped.

Thanks in advance for any assistance

A:Network Bridge WiFi to Ethernet Win7 IP conflict no DHCP - advanced user needs help

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I am currently stationed in Germany, and live in a village that has horrible internet. I cannot stream netflix, hulu, and downloads take several hours.

Is there a way to combine the internet that my cell phone receives and the wifi router I have at home to increase speed?

I have the ability to create a wifi hotspot from my cell phone if this helps.

Just something I thought up in my head, and wanted to find out if it is possible. Thanks in advance.

A:Combining Wifi Hotspot and Router Wifi for faster internet

You can, try this or

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I live in a dorm and there is no wifi. Is it possible to bridge a lan connection, connected to the internet, with wifi to create a router

A:Bridge lan and wifi

You might be referring to using your laptop as a ad-hoc wireless connection host (or atleast i think you are). After setting up the LAN to access the internet, create this ad-hoc connection and then bridge the two connections.

Note: This ad-hoc wireless connect is very temporary, if you restart any machine you will need to manually connect to get a connection. Any device with wifi capability will be able to connect to this ad-hoc connection, rendering the laptop a router-like device.

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Is there a way to bridge a lan connection connected to the internet with wifi to create a router out of my laptop

A:Bridge lan and wifi

In Windows Vista, you can use ICS (internet connection sharing) to do this, any computer connected to the wireless can access the internet through your computer.

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Hi Everyone,
I'm trying to help a friend implement some technology for a working apple farm. They are using a linksys WRT54G router with a cable modem, the wifi in the main building works great. We want to extend the wireless signal to a warehouse about 1/4 mile away, we have line of sight. We've been referring to a book; "Wi-Fi Toys" by Mike Outmesguine. The book refers to both bridging and repeating, but the configuration of each is not clear to me. They've purchased long range directional antenna's and two linksys WAP54G's to be used as the downlink and access point. I've tried to configure them (referring to the book and the linksys website) as wireless repeaters and wireless bridges but I've had no luck. Has anyone set this up before (?), I'd really appreciate any coaching you can provide.
Thank you,

A:wifi repeater or bridge

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Ok, so I'm completely stumped on this one and hoping someone can point me in the right direction!

The story so far..... I have to try and connect 2 DVR(security cameras) to the internet so the shop owner can spy on his employees and make sure they don't slack off! All the camera work is done, and i've set these up before, so no dramas there. For this shop however, where the DVR's had to be placed is no where near the networking stuff and running a ethernet cable would have been impossible/freaking expensive, so I've gone with a wireless bridge to save about billion hours of cabling work.

The VPN/Firewall system is a Sonicwall TZ150, the first Wifi Bridge is a TP-Link WA850RE and the second one is an Edimax something or other...

The problem is that I can't get any internet access from the DVR side of the bridge. I can ping everything (firewall, computers, printers) if i set static ip's but no internet, no DHCP. When i connect a laptop to the TZ150, BAM! DHCP, internet no issues at ALL!
At first i though maybe the bridge was just refusing the Broadcast packets but I can ping everything, and the arp table shows it can connect through the bridge to computers/router but not through the router to the internet!!!
The Static IP settings(network address, gateway, DNS) are the same as what's configured on the POS terminals.
All other DHCP settings are turned off, so only the TZ150 should be broadcasting anything.

Also just to make it fun... Read more

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Hi, everyone--

My family and I have a SMART TV and use it to watch Netflix. It's WiFi capable and we even have a wireless extender, but the connection keeps dropping constantly.

I have read a few things about turning an old router into a "switch," like this article from Lifehacker. I'm not sure if this is what I'm looking for as there are several meanings for switch, and the purpose is normally for another port, not a bridge-type thing. Would it be possible to use second router to serve as a bridge between my two ethernet cables so we can hardwire the SMART TV? If so, any ideas on how I would do that?

Thanks in advance,

A:Using a router as a bridge for two ethernet cables

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A simple question really, if i were to buy a wifi bridge, could i plug it into the internet port on a router to provide that router with internet access?

I have a media centre, connected to a router that does not have internet access, a nas server is also connected to this router. Howevere, connecting a usb wifi dongle to the media pc to acces another router in the house with internet access does not work because there are two connections and it only like 1.

If i connect an ethernet cable from router to router, it works, but i cant have a wire all around the house, so could i plug a bridge into it instead?

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I got a old device that only takes ethernet, so how do I give out WiFi over ethernet on Windows 10?

Thank you.

A:How to bridge WiFi connections on Windows 10

If it only takes ethernet, then plug in an ethernet cable. Or am I misunderstanding your question?

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Greetings all,

I am new to techguy and this is my first post. I searched the forum for 3600HGV and did not find an answer, so I decided to post this two part question.

I have a 2WIRE 3600HGV from AT&T U-Verse I want to use it as a DSL modem only. I am aware that it does not have a pure "bridge" mode, but it does have the option to add another network (i.e. a gateway device within your LAN). My goal is to use my Cisco-Linksys WRT54G2V1 running DD-WRT as a wireless access point, and for routing options not supported by my 2WIRE, such as dynamic DNS, and lots of port forwarding. I connected the Linksys to a LAN port on the 2WIRE, and through the 2WIRE web GUI, set the Linksys as a router on a additional network, and disabled the 2WIRE firewall for the Linksys.

I have internet access on my desktop that is connected via Ethernet to the 2WIRE, but cannot access the internet via the Linksys via Ethernet or WiFi. I can, however, access the Linksys web GUI, and the web GUI indicates that not only is it communicating with the 2WIRE, but the 2WIRE has successfully passed my external IP on to the Linksys, which is conducive to the behavior I'm looking for (i.e. 2WIRE as DSL modem, Linksys as Wireless access point, wired access point, routing/NAT, security, etc.)

I'm very confused as to why I cannot access the internet through the Linksys, since the 2WIRE is allowing it to access the internet with its own external IP, and is letting it handle all of i... Read more

A:2WIRE 3600HGV Cannot bridge and no WiFi

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Alright, I recently got a D-Link DIR 655 Router and a Vigor 120 Modem. From what I know, I need to set my router to do PPPoE (Seems simple enough, put in my username and password and the Primary and Secondary DNS servers are automatically found so nothing needed to be added there) However I couldn't connect to the internet after that, as far as I know I need to set up a bridge with my modem. I have the router and modem connected but I do not know what to set up in the modem itself so it forwards whatever the router sends to it. Sorry if I seem like I'm talking no sense. I'm stuck here.

A:Setting up a Ethernet bridge with new router/modem

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Hi there

seems difficult to find a decent answer to this - but say you have 4 laptop users on your local LAN - is it better for throughput to just let them use wifi cards in their computers or connect the 4 computers to a fast router used as an ethernet-->wifi bridge.

The Bridge method seems to give more throughput - obviously people transferring several GB sized files over this type of arrangement will kill it but this happens very rarely.

The advantage of the Bridge also allows the computers that can't handle 5GHZ wifi to be connected to the router using 5GHZ and a router is generally full duplex while wifi cards --certainly the cheaper end of the market are generally half duplex.

Full blown LAN is obviously the best but I can't run loads of 1Gib/s Lan cable all over the place.

very difficult to get any serious info on this without going up into the hideously expensive world of Enterprise gear used by large server farms etc.


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I am using Win 7. I have an xbox 360 connected to the pc via powerline adapters, am sharing my video library and internet connection using internet connection sharing by bridging my lan and wifi connections.

When I am connected to my apartment's free wifi(SSID Tenant Wifi), the xbox 360 can share the internet connection and access the videos and music on my pc just fine. I am now trying to connect to a different wifi signal (xfinitywifi). When I connect the pc can use the internet through the xfinitywifi just fine, but my 360 loses connection to both the wifi, and the pc in general. No music, no videos, no netflix. When I switch back to Tenant Wifi everything works normally again.

I have tried rebooting everything (pc, 360 and powerline adapters). I have tried going into the network settings and disabling the lan port, wifi adapter and network bridge, then re-enabling them again. None of this works.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance for taking the time to help me.

A:Solved: Network bridge stops working when I make a different wifi connection?

using internet connection sharing by bridging my lan and wifi connections. Click to expand...

I thought that it was impossible to use ICS and bridge the connections at the same time. You must have found some special case that works.

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Ok here is the situation:
I live in an apartment complex with a few other roommates. We each have an ethernet-cable jack in our rooms, and we also have a wireless router located in one of my roommates' rooms that we all use for WIFI. My question to you guys is why, when connected to only WIFI, my interenet connection is faster than using an ethernet cable? Our WIFI network displays a speed of 65Mbps, while the ethernet network shows a 10Mbps. How does this make sense?

Speed test for Ethernet network:
Speed test for WIFI network:


A:Why is my WIFI faster than Ethernet?

For the speed tests... 0.03 difference is not really 'faster'... at least you would not see the difference.

as to the Our WIFI network displays a speed of 65Mbps, while the ethernet network shows a 10Mbps statement, if your ethernet port is showing 10Mbps, then either you have a setting that is incorrect (set to half duplex, not full duplex), you are using the wrong cable, or the ethernet port is bad.

Usually on a .g wireless network, it should say 54.0Mbps... not too sure why you are getting 65MBps... unless it's on a .n wireless?

So, for the ethernet, is it happening to only your computer? or other people's using the ethernet connection?

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I have a 256Kbps ADSL connection, my router is SMC.
whenever i do a connection speed test at ( ) i get 150KB downloaded in 9-10 secs in my PC ( connected via ethernet ), and 2.9MB downloaded in 18-19 secs in my Nokia n95 ( via WiFi ), so the question is how is that possible ? i repeated the test many times and always the same result....

Thanx in advance......

A:Why my cell WiFi is faster than my PC Ethernet?

u must be using a browser like opera mini on your mobile phone wihch connects through a proxy server, so the speedtest displays the download speed of THAT server and not your internet connection

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I'm puzzled by this situation. I have tested internet speed on Ethernet (~20 Mbps), but when I'm connected via wifi network, it drops down to ~11 Mbps Can someone please explain this to me? The speed is same on all wireless devices even when I sitting next to the wifi router.

Cable Modem: DPC 100r2
WiFi Router: NetGear WGR614 v7 (on DD-WRT)


A:Solved: Internet faster on Ethernet than on WiFi

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Hi all,

Just wanted to post this for anyone experiencing boot issues with the ASROCK H61-VG4.

Celeron G1620(P0) Ivy Bridge 2.7GHz (1155 IVYBRIDGE / CHIPSET)
RAM 4GB 1333MHz
1TB Samsung spinpoint F3

On completion of build
- computer would boot and then shut down after around 5 secs.
- could not get into the bios as computer would shut down prior.

solution / fix
installed 1600MHz RAM and computer booted with no issues.

(I usually use gigabyte mobos so never experienced this before.)

Manual states, "Memory - supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 non-ECC memory (DDR3 1600 with Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, DDR3 1333 with intel Sandy Bridge CPU)

Anyone else had this type of issue with specific CPU to RAM MHz match to get a board to boot?

A:Asrock h61-vg4 (ivy bridge & ddr3 1600 / sandy bridge & ddr 1333)

By "boot", do you mean POST? Did you get any beeps? Perhaps the 1333 module(s) is bad or the wrong voltage.

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i have posted this but no one has even viewed it as the title wasn't very good.

Anyway, i have 2 wifi routers, one in the lounge that is on internet, one in my room that is not.

i want them both to be able to supply internet.

the one in my room will just be used to ethernet internet into my PS3.

alternative is that i use the wifi on my laptop then ethernet my laptop to PS3, is this possible?

A:Wifi router to wifi router? so i can use PS3 via ethernet

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So I was wondering if I have a i5-2500k (sandy bridge) and pair it with a z75 or z77 mobo(made for ivy bridge cpu's but backwards compatible with sb) would I gain the added features? Like usb 3.0, sata 3, PCIe 3.0 that would not be available on a sandy bridge mobo?

A:Sandy Bridge CPU w/ Ivy Bridge chipset mobo

Well yes you would gain any features that the new motherboard has that the old one doesn't. Although SATA 3 was available on some Intel 6 series chipsets in small numbers. Some manufacturer's also added their own SATA 3 and USB 3 controllers to those motherboards. Your CPU only has PCI-Express 2.0 slot so PCI-Express 3.0 slots on the motherboard won't really do anything for you anyways, not that the gains from 2.0 to 3.0 are much anyways.

Unless your motherboard is faulty or lacking something you really need and can't add-in via an add-in card there's little benefit of upgrading, as in upgrading for the sake of having something newer.

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1st question:

Well ive heard that Ivy bridge boost 20% performance and huge in GPU.

I dont need Built in GPU.

Ivy has integrated USB3.0, PCI 3.0 and thunderbird.

Is it really worth to wait for the new Ivy Bridge i5 3570k? versus i5 2500k?
I have a lesson for the previous CPU. Bought 3 computer Socket 1156 after 2 months of release!

The result? i always got a BSOD.

The Sandy bridge 1st release has a problem also with the chipset.

If i remember they fix after 2 weeks with the new B3 design.

Now guys because im really excited on Ivy bridge.

The release date is April 08, 2012

What can you say? is it really safe buying for only a 1 month old after the release?

Lets say i wait to buy on May 01, 2012?.

2nd question:

Amd is creating a PCI 3.0 Hd 7 Series.

What do you think guy is their a PCI 3.0 videocard not expensive? max of 100$?
I need you opinion and knowledge.


A:Ivy Bridge 3570k Vs Sandy Bridge 2500k

Depends on how you look at it.
If your not interested in the On-Die GPU, IB seems to really only offer PCI-e 3.0 and a slight clock for clock bump over SB.

In regards to PCI 3.0, you must consider no current GPU can saturate a x16 slot, and most cant even stuarate a 2.0 slot at x8. Some of the Single card dual GPUs can exceed x8, but still cant use the full x16.

So, even the first few generations of 3.0 cards will not be bottlenecked by a 2.0 slot at all. By the time they do, you'll likely be be in need of a complete upgrade anyway.

Bottom line, I wouldn't put to much worry into 3.0 at this point. It will be nice to have .. sure. But in reality, it may not actually be usefull for a long time yet.

However, April is not that far away.
If you are building new, and do not need it right now .. I'd just wait. Why not?
Newer tech is a good idea, especially when so close, as long as you arent having major issues currently.

However, if your current machine is struggling to play your games and you are in bad need to upgrade soon ... a SB build would not be a bad investment, and will server you well for a good while.

Also, if you do decide to go ahead and go with a SB P67/z68 build now ... just avoid the boards that use a NF200 Chip. The reason is, a bios upgrade will allow them to use IB CPUs later.
IB CPU means PCI 3.0 support.

So long as your PCIX lanes are not being split and run through a NF200, PCI 3.0 support on the z68/P67 should work. At least for a Single... Read more

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I have an ECS H61H2-M2 mobo, and am looking to upgrade the cpu. I was looking at some ivy bridge and sandy bridge processors, and was wondering if I could drop an ivy bridge into this board. It says "for second generation chips" but its still the lga 1155 socket, right?

A:Can My Sandy Bridge Board Run An Ivy Bridge Processor?

Yup, they make Ivy Bridge processors in socket 1155 as well and your motherboard does support them with a BIOS update. You can check which processors are supported bu checking the manufacturer's CPU Support list whioch you can find here for your motherboard:

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Using this Rosewill RNX-N180UBE IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter I get 10-11mb down on my netbook and 20-23mb down on my desktop. Why such a huge difference using the same adapter?

I'm using this Netbook from tigerdirect, upgraded to 2gb ram, Running Windows 7 Ultimate x86

My Desktop is running

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
2.4ghz dual core
4gb ddr2 ram

Using the built in Atheros wifi in my netbook I get around 13mb down so its no different from plugging in the rosewill adapter. Only when the adapter is plugged into my desktop does it blow everything out of the water. I just don't understand why, does CPU,RAM effect your wifi Speed?

A:Desktop Wifi Faster then Netbook Wifi

there is a possibility that since your laptop has a built wireless adapter it is conflicting not with your desktop there is no wireless adapter installed or anything that may conflict another possible reason is the chip set of you adapter is compatible with the chip set on your desktop computer that is why they work well together.

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Has anyone used an Ethernet Bridge or a Powerline Internet Network (similar to Ultra U12) which uses the household AC outlets for transferring Internet from a modem to another location? I am using one and it works well most of the time but occasionally it drops off and I am not sure what causes the failure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Ethernet Bridge

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my old asus machine had 2 ethernet ports on it. one was a 3com incoming and the other was a nforce bridge out. So heres the question

can i take my new core 2 duo machine, drop my netgear wireless pci card in it, and make a bridge or whatever so then i could run out of its ethernet port into my a64 machines ethernet in port? is this possible?

i dont mind if the internet is slightly slower to the a64 box, i just want it to stay on my network as a media server/ storage.


A:using pc as ethernet bridge

Yes, you can bridge network interfaces no problem.
It would make more sense to get a $10 switch (or an old used hub for free).

I hope you know the differences between routers/switches/hubs and the difference between routing and bridging.

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I just moved into a new place that already had working (free) Internet. I hooked up an Ethernet cable from my computer to the Ethernet port on the wall and loaded a website, then it crashed. I tried to fix it but it's some jerry-rigged setup that's beyond my networking comprehension. I talked to the previous resident and he said that he used the wifi for years with no issue.

Here's the setup the best I can explain it: Outside there's an old satellite with a wire that leads into the basement. This wire leads to a Linksys wireless-b Ethernet bridge (wet11 v2). An Ethernet cable is plugged in to that device and is then plugged into an Ethernet port in the wall (LAN?). On the second story there's a panel in the wall that houses a Linksys router that I believe the bridge is connected to. That router is then connected to a Wireless Netgear router that the wifi on my phone would connect to.

I've tried unplugging everything to reset it, but that hasn't fixed the issue. I've been down in the basement trying to connect the Ethernet bridge via on a laptop with an Ethernet cable plugged directly from the laptop to the bridge. The internal browser-based configuration utility won't pop up though, so I can't even try to configure it.

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I've got some pictures of the setup I can send someone via my phone if that would help. Thanks for the help!

A:Ethernet Bridge Help!

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i have had a bad relationship with at&t i'm getting really tired of it so i had the idea of getting verison, unforunetly they don't offer any service where i live, i saw an ad for verison broadband network, that comes with a netbook. i had the idea of getting that deal, and pay $30 a month rather than $100 for this crappy At&t connection. i though that i could could uplink/bridge the broadband and ethernet internet into our houses Ethernet/wireless router. i have been working on it with my computer, this is my set up. i have my wireless pc connected to the router. i have an ethernet port on the back, witch i have connected to another wireless wrouter, were a laptop then connects to that router, i know that sometimes the router won't uplink the signal, i have a fios router that has a WLAN connection aside from the Coaxe connection. both should allow incomming connections. so give me some guidence, i'll take anything. thanks for all your help, thank you.


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Hey - I know its possible but I'm not sure if you can do it with an everyday router.

Basically my main Internet hub is in my room I would like my D-Link router to pick up the 'Wireless' connection and redistribute it as an ethernet hub If that makes sense.

So you get this:

INTERNET HUB ---> connected to PCs/wireless etc via Wifi --> Also connected to a D-link router --> redistribution of internet by router via ethernet

The reason I ask is if its possible its going to avoid me putting stupid ethernet cable through the house in order to get internet on my TV....

Thanks in advance.

A:Is it possible to bridge lans without ethernet?

If the D-Link router supports "Wireless Bridge" or "AP Client" mode then you can do it.

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hello, my motherboard has 2 ethernet ports, one goes to my main router, the other is empty

i want to hook up another wifi router to my pc to create another wifi access point.

i was able to bridge both ethernet ports and get my host computer to obtain the static ip settings i need, but how do i setup the other part (the router)

my computer currently has
ip -
sub -
gate - (dd-wrt)

i would like the router hooked to my pc to be and dhcp from there
any help is greatly appropriated
thank you

A:ethernet sharing bridge


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Is it possible to connect my Xbox to my laptop via ethernet, connect my laptop to a wireless access point, and somehow bridge the connections so that I can indirectly connect my Xbox to the internet? I know that I can buy a wireless to ethernet bridge from DLink or Linksys, but at the moment that isn't possible. My laptop is currently connected to the internet wirelessly (no hardwire where i am) and I tried to connect the ethernet cable from the laptop to my Xbox, enable the connection, and bridge it with the wireless connection, but my Xbox is receiving no signal through the cable. Please help Thanks

A:Using laptop as a bridge between ethernet and wireless

You could try using ICS on the laptop, but it's an ugly kludge.

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I had a breaker switch off power in my room when I accidently had a few too many things on at once. In that room is my Buffalo wireless bridge that connects to my xbox 360.

Well, after that happened, my xbox had trouble geting would get on there..have an IP, but then disconnect.

The bridge has the normal green lights as always.

Currently, the PC that is hard wired to the router is a Vista machine. Even with the Vista patch downloaded from buffalo, I could not get the software that configures the bridge to execute properly.

In my room, the XP machine is connected via wireless to the network. So I hard wired the bridge to the router and loaded up the software on my XP PC. It found the bridge and listed it's IP as Great...but when I hit connect, the software froze. I reloaded it and it could not find the bridge.

Next step, reset the bridge..I did this and now the bridge can not be found on the network when I run the buffalo software.

Should I try and hardwire the XP PC to the router (major PITA right now)? Even though it found the bridge before, now it can this the issue? Or is the bridge simply hosed from the power flicker?

I hard wired the 360 and connected to Xbox live just fine, so the 360 is good to go.

A:Is my Buffalo Ethernet Bridge hosed?

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I am trying to bridge my ethernet connection so that I can connect a computer to my laptops ethernet port and have internet on that computer. When I try to bridge the connection the computer shows its connected but it says that it doesn't have internet. I did it once and it worked, so I think that I am doing it wrong.  How do I bridge the ethernet connection properly?

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I asked earlier this week about web servers and home servers... and In the process of working that concept together, I have really questioned my network setup. Ill try to make this as painless as possible.

Ethernet Bridges:

Simply put, I cant run hardwire up to my room. And with me moving to Pittsburgh in a year, Its not worth the effort.

So, for the past couple years I have used a Linksys Gaming adaptor as a cheap alternative to an ethernet bridge. For one PC, it does the job. Once hooked to a switch, its fine. Now turn on 2 or more XP computers on that switch, IP conflicts left and right.

I got what I paid for... so now I am looking into true ethernet bridges, and would like some help picking one out. From there, I'll need some tips on buying a switch... (im thinking gigabit)

Ill be happy as long as it can be protected (wep, whatever security they have now a days) and will run up to 5 or 10 machines at the same time with no problem. As for the switch, I just want the best one out there without hurting the wallet. And both should have settings like the router, where I can make specific configurations.

Which brings me to my IP questions:

I have too many towers laying around that I paid way too much for, so I'm determined to give them a second life.

If you have seen my earlier post, you know I am trying to make my old athlon 64 box a home server. Most of my IP questions are pretty much solved on that as long as i can configure samba right. But... Read more

A:Real Ethernet Bridge, IP questions.

Well, first let's clear up some terminology. You mean a wireless ethernet bridge or a wireless network bridge. Just "ethernet bridge" is an ambiguous term.

A bridge works on a lower level than TCP/IP, so any questions about IP addresses are totally irrelevant. Once you have bridged two networks, the bridge is totally transparent and any IP stuff works exactly as if everything was wired together in a single newtwork.

Same goes for making your web server available. The bridge is 100% transparent to everything at IP level and above. So you set up the router just as if the web server was wired to it.

No, you do not need a public static IP address to host a web server unless you want to use your own domain name instead of a subdomain. There are plenty of free dynamic DNS providers out there and your router most likely supports one or more of them already.

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First at all Hello everybody, and sorry for my poor english.
I have 2 LAN networks (192.168.34.-- and 192.168.0.--) on I have server platform Windows Server 2003, with Call of Duty 2 dedicated game server. Also there is an internet . Second LAN have users which want to play game on server over LAN. Problem is in fact that, except CoD2 server, users must no see anything else. Server use default CoD2 port 28960, and I need most simple solution for this.
Thank U in advance.

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In hyper-v I cannot connect to internet. the message is "there is no driver for this adapter". It looks like the VS and the NIC are in reverse mode, ie the NIC says it has no connnection but I have Internet there. The VS says it's connected but there is no internet. My internet connections include a Blackberry VPN which I could form a bridge with the VS. But no internet connection from hyper-v.

thanks, from Tom

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Alright, I'm having a problem here. I've just got a D-Link Ethernet-to-Wierless Bridge DWL-810+. Apparently I'm not setting this up right. I want it to use my Linksys switch (EZXS55W) so I can get multiple computers online without needing a wireless network adapter for each of them (this includes my Xbox). Oh, btw, I'm using a D-link Wireless Router (DI-614+) which is where my cable modem is hooked up to.

The Bridge works when I plug the bridge into a computer directly, I get internet access. I can ping the bridge and the router. However, when I plug it into the uplink (or any other port) on the switch and then plug my computer into the switch, my computer cannot get internet access. I can ping the bridge but not the router. The bridge's IP address is withing the scope of the DHCP server. My comps are set to dynamic IP address (I even tried static ones too). Are there specific network settings that I'm missing here? Help!

A:Problem with my Ethernet-to-Wireless Bridge.

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Hi I am about to purchase new motherboard and Processor and I require some opinion whether I should buy Sandy bridge or Ivy Bridge. As far as I know Ivy is having some overheating issue and that for me is worrying fact since I want to overclock my processor.

Furthermore if I do buy Sand Bridge what chipset/ motherboard combination should I go with Z68 or Z77.

A:Sandy bridge or Ivy Bridge you decide :)

Go for Sandy Bridge..

A tried and tested i5 2500k or i7 2600k is still very respectable and the performance gulf between Sandy and Ivy is not that large... Ivy is great if you want a very respectable integrated graphics solution; the Intel HD 4000 is quite a performer for an integrated card.

2500k's hit 4.5 GHz or even 5 GHz very easily with the right cooling apparatus...

Also, go for Z68 if you intend on sticking with Sandy Bridge until your next motherboard upgrade, Z77 if you intend on upgrading to Ivy Bridge in the near future...

HARDOCP - Introduction - ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 Chipset Motherboard Review

(Great Z68 Chipset review)

HARDOCP - Introduction - ASUS Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 Motherboard Review

(Great Z77 Chipset review)

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Hi! My hp laptop doesn't get signal from my belkin wireless router. It picks up my neighbor's unsecured signals, but mine says "local only". My ipod touch doesnt get any problem picking up my router's signal. I can only use the internet when i connect my ethernet cable. I don't see any problem with my router (coz the ipod picks it up), as well as my laptop (it picks up other signals!) so it's so frustrating!!! i also checked if it's compatible with vista (it is!) so i have no idea why they're not connecting!!!

my OS is vista
HP laptop
Belkin router...

im sorry but im not much of a techie... if you need more info, just send me a message here please.

any help is much appreciated.


A:my laptop doesnt get wifi connection from my router, only thru ethernet

Hi Jhaenine,

The problem seems to be with the wireless computer only. Because the other wireless device shows connected to the wireless network. To isolate this issue, please follow the steps given below:

1. Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Networks (on the left hand side of the page).
2. Remove all the preferred wireless networks if any listed on the page.
3. Click on Connect to a network > select your wireless network and click connect.
4. Type in the proper wireless security keys if prompted, that would show successfully connected to the wireless network.
5. Try going online and that should work. If the problem persists, please follow the steps given below:

1. Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections (on the left hand side of the page) > Right click on Wireless Network Connection > Properties > Highlight Internet Protoco Version 4 (TCP/IPV4) > Properties.
2. Select "use the following ip address" > type in the ip address in the range of (Where x refers to 2 to 254) > Subnet mask will be automatically and type in the default gateway as
3. Select "use the following DNS" > type in in the preferred and in the alternate DNS and click ok and ok.

That must work.

Thank you.

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I have recently bought a router, the Fritz.Box Home Server 1&1 VDSL. I have set it up via wifi and can connect to the internet without a problem.
However, I would like to connect my PC to the router via LAN.
When I put the LAN cable into my PC and the router, both my PC and my router react and tell me there is a connection but they do not recognize each other. The router says there is something in LAN1 and the PC says there is a LAN cable without a connection. I cannot access the router via LAN, only via wifi.
My PC uses the Killer Network 2200e driver, I tried removing it and then manually adding it again, it did not work. My IPv4 settings seem fine, too, I have no idea what to do now.

A:Ethernet won't connect to router, wifi works fine

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found, here's how


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type or copy and paste the following command:

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0

and press enter.

Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Hello folks,

This is not exactly Windows 10 issue but a networking issue that I need some help with.

I am in a situation, where I need to use ethernet cable connection but there is no physical ethernet port to connect to, but there is ample wifi. I have this pocket router, TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router, Nano Size, Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes, Up to 150Mbps, USB Powered: Computers Accessories which I think can be used for this purpose. I just want to confirm, it is indeed possible.

Many thanks in advance.

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Good afternoon,

I have a networking question.

Can I plug a 5 port Ethernet switch to my DSL modem, connect 2 PCs to the switch, run a cable from the switch to the far end of my house, connect a Wireless n router for WIFI access for my laptop/iPhone and connect another PC, one BluRay player and a couple DirectTV DVRs to the wireless router? Please see attached diagram.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


A:Solved: Ethernet Switch/WiFi Router Connectivity

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I have a slightly different setup so I'm hoping somebody might have some suggestions on what I can try.

I have Comcast Xfinity Internet and a Motorola SB6121 model - have all worked great for years no problems.

I have the modem in my garage with a wifi router and a router for various rooms in my house. My home computer is in an office and previously I had a wired connection that worked great.

I changed wifi router to a new Netgear and the internet connection from the modem is working, the wifi is working, but my home computers ethernet connection will no longer connect...

Any thoughts on what to try other than powering off and on model / routers / computer which I have tried?


A:Changed wifi router, now ethernet doesnt connect - Win 8.1

You can only have one router on your network. For extending coverage, you use Access Points

As for the Ethernet problem, go back and double check your connections to the router.

If you cascaded routers in what are called "Edge Routers". Changing your first router, without any changes on the others can be why you only have a connection to one router and not out to the Internet.

It is really easier to show someone what they did wrong, then explain on a forum.

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I have recently bought a router, the Fritz.Box Home Server 1&1 VDSL. I have set it up via wifi and can connect to the internet without a problem.
However, I would like to connect my PC to the router via LAN.
When I put the LAN cable into my PC and the router, both my PC and my router react and tell me there is a connection but they do not recognize each other. The router says there is something in LAN1 and the PC says there is a LAN cable without a connection. I cannot access the router via LAN, only via wifi.
My PC uses the Killer Network 2200e driver, I tried removing it and then manually adding it again, it did not work. My IPv4 settings seem fine, too, I have no idea what to do now.

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Hi! After moving to a new home, I'm having trouble getting a wired connection working. Same modem and router as the previous home, same PC. Different ISP, but both are Shaw cable re-packagers.

CISCO Linksys E900, Factory Reset, with latest firmware 1.0.06

SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra
USB adapter
USB wifi, Dlink DWA-160
Operating system
Windows 7 64
Ethernet Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
latest driver version

I have only a PC and an android connected, occasionally and android tablet as well.

The PC can connect via wifi, if ethernet is disabled and then modem, router, PC restarted, but I can't seem to figure out a way to get the ethernet connection to work. I've tried DHCP and Static IP configurations, and I've tried connecting the ethernet directly to the modem instead of the router, but to no avail. I believe I've managed at times to access the router from the PC (only with static IP), but never the internet as well. I've tried 3 cat 5 cables as well.

Here are some pictures with more details of my config

I've been banging my head against this for 8+ hours...can anyone see what I'm missing?

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Hi guys - setting up computers in my new home and have got the wifi working fine with my BT Home Hub router (works for laptops, mobile devices etc)
Have been trying to connect via Ethernet for a laptop and home pc for a faster/more reliable connection but it doesn't seem to be working.

When plugged in the Network and Sharing Centre simply displays the loading blue circle with 'identifying' but no network access. When clicking on the Local Area Connection Status both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity state no network access, but I can't seem to find any hardware problems on the laptop. The same issue occurs for other laptops at home and I know my laptop works with Ethernet at work.

Running ipconfig/all shows that DHCP is enabled (I checked this on the properties tab for the IPvs), autoconfiguration is enabled. I can add in a copy and paste of the whole ipconfig/all if that's helpful - 'media disconnected' shows for Tunnel adapters but I don't really understand what they are...

If anyone could help at all I'd be really grateful !

A:Cannot connect via Ethernet to BTHub3 Wireless Router - but wifi works

Could be that the router is only set to wifi.
go to your router setting page open it ( check the settings there,
password is probably admin if you havn't changed it, please do change it if you havn't.

Or plan B reset the router


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I just downloaded Vista, and i pluged the Ethernet cable in and nothing happened. On XP, when I plugged it in, I didn't need any software, it just recgonized it an connected to the internet. So, I decided to install the software it came with, but still it didn't work. Is there a Vista driver for it, or is it just not going to ever work?


A:Is the Gigafast Homeplug Ethernet Bridge compatable with Vista?

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I have at my disposal an otherwise unused ActionTec GT704WG DSL Router. My broadband service is Cable. I'm wondering if the GT704WG can be used as a Wireless ethernet bridge (I have no deed for the DSL port.)

Pictorially, is something like this possible? If so, can someone recommend how to accomplish this?

(wired ethernet devices) <--> (GT704WG) <-802.11g->(existing router) <-->(cable modem)

A:ActionTec GT704WG as simple Ethernet to Wireless Bridge

Nope, it doesn't have that capability.

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I'll try and give as much info as possible to reduce the amount of unnecessary questions and wasted time. I am extremely frustrated and at the point of pulling out my hair.

I used to have my windows XP Home Service Pack 3 desktop connected to my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 via a crossover ethernet cable. This is how I accessed the internet on my desktop. Setting this up was no problem.

Recently, I formatted and reinstalled Windows XP on the desktop (hadn't been done in a few years, clogged, slow, needed to be done). Since then, I've tried to do the same connection I had before with a crossover ethernet cable from my laptop to my desktop. No luck.

No settings on my laptop have changed since the format & reinstall of windows XP on my desktop.

I have checked all the settings on both my laptop and desktop, including file sharing, windows firewall (on, off, exceptions allowed), file folder sharing, network discovery, etc. All except for firewall are set to on. Firewall is set to allow exceptions, although I tried playing around with it off as well. I tried deleting and recreating the network bridge between the LAN and Wireless network multiple times to no avail.
I've tried multiple different IP addresses and default gateways, nothing works.
Before you jump to any conclusions, I used this as my guide: How to Bridge an Internet Connection: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

My laptop has internet and works perfectly fine.

My desktop, in network co... Read more

A:Internet Network Bridge Crossover Ethernet Trouble


When you reinstalled XP Home on the desktop, did you follow by reinstalling the manufacturer's drivers? If not, you may need to visit your manufacturer's website and download the drivers using another PC to a detachable USB drive attached to that PC. Then you can attach that drive to your ethernetless PC to install the drivers. Chipset driver is supposed to be the first one to install, but there should be a network driver there too...

Maybe this would get your connection going...

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My wireless router (D-link DI514) packed up resently and stopped sending out a signal for internet or to my wireless bridge so I had to buy another one. Bought a Belkin N Wireless Router on the advice of the shop assistant, seemed to know his stuff, plus it came with a USB wireless adapter which is handy. The USB adaptor is connected to the PC in my room allowing me to get on the Internet and the router downstairs connects other PC we have to Internet too. Since I used to have a D-link wireless router I also bought a D-link DWL 810+ ethernet adaptor/wireless bridge thing in my room which was allowing me to connect to Xbox Live before. Now since I have changed the wireless router to a different make, got a new one, what exactly do I have to do in order for the D-link DWL 810+ in my room to communicate with the new Belkin Router I bought in order for me to connect to Xbox live for online gaming? I imagine I have to change setitings on the new router but wouldn't know where to start. anyone got any advice, thank you.

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So here is my case:


Verizon's Westell 6100:
Modem/Router, provides 1 incoming address (provided by VZ) and provides 1 internal address (

Netgear Wireless Router WGT624 v4:
Wireless Router, accepts and provides 10.0.0.X wired and wirelessly.

Although Verizon's Router indicates that it is on Bridge mode, the damn thing isnt. I thought the main concept of bridging was to become practically invisible and automatically reroute all traffic to the next device, which is what I want.
I want to ultimately use the Netgear device to set all my rules and settings, instead, I have to do it on both.
For instance, Xbox Live is not working 100% properly. I can only play video games without being able to join specific games, or perform any in-game video/voice chat.

I have tried NATing the device. No luck.
I have also tried setting the Netgear device as a Wireless Base Station. Either way, I just would like to have my network ignore 1 device, and have the second one invisibly reroute all the access.

Is that possible? Could you please help?

Thanks to all!

A:Netgear Wireless Router and Westell Modem + Router = Routed Bridge failure

Well, since the "modem" is supplying a private IP address, it's obvious that it's not in bridge mode, that can only happen with a NAT layer, aka a router.

Try this solution to configure it for bridge mode, direct from Verizon:

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Whenever I unplug from the router and go upstairs, I can't connect to my wi-fi. The problem also persists downstairs unless I am connected by ethernet. It's been happening for about 2 days. At first the wi-fi would jump in and out randomly and quickly but now it simply wont connect. Is it a virus or how can I fix it?

A:Wifi doesn't connect unless directly connected to router by ethernet cable

You might just need to restart your router / WiFI AP to resolve that issue.

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I just want to know how to bridge my comtrend 5071t dsl router with my linksys wrt160n wireless router

A:Solved: How do I bridge my comtrend dsl router with my wireless linksys router

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okay so, i bought this crazy wireless gaming router d-link 4500 and i have it connected to my verizon dsl modem model 6100f (westell) which i am having trouble with. Because i have been trying to connect my xbox360 wirelessly and it doesn't work. i have already called the xbox people and dlink router people. the d-link people told me that i had to bridge my dsl modem because it acts if it were a router or something like that and so the d-link router doesnt pick up the signal from my xbox. So i was wondering if anyone can help me how to do this.

A:bridge dsl router

Ok. First of all try to open port for your XBox. And than try changing the NAT Endpoint Filtering settings to Endpoint Independent both for the UDP and TCP. Or enable the DMZ.

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hello maybe someone can help me..

im trying to turn a router in my room into a client bridge with the router in my living room which is connected to a cable modem.

i flashed the router in my room (linksys wrt300N) with dd-wrt.

here's my problem..i was able to connect my macbook to the linksys router and pull up the dd-wrt control panel but when i get to the part where i need to site survey my wireless network does not show up. This is because everytime I plug in the ethernet my airport doesnt work. I need a way to use the ethernet and airport at the same time so i can complete the bridge.

any ideas would be great..thanks

A:trying to bridge router

I'm not sure exactly what you're saying here. You should be able to configure the Linksys without any interaction with the other router.

Is the Airport the router in the living room? How does that stop working without you touching it?

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Hey so at my apartment complex all I have is wifi available, there seems to be a ethernet port on the wall downstairs but I dont think it works. I was thinking of getting a Wifi to Ethernet adapter but I do not know if that actually will make it so my connection is stable and doesnt get affected by people streaming etc. I notice that it says it would pick up wifi and then I could use my ethernet to connect it to my computer. I don't really understand how all this works. I would like some help figuring out what to do. I can always try that port. or is there something I can plug into that port that would give me a stable connection? I'm running out of ideas. Anything helps. Thanks!

A:I only have wifi available at my apartment. will using a wifi to ethernet adaptor help?

you can do that with some devices
BUT I do not think it will make any difference to your issues , as its still using the wireless signal

it will get affected by people streaming

in the LAN connection , have you tried plugging a cable into a laptop ?

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I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection.

But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable modem(old modem) along with it.

I have connected my PC this way:
Cable modem -> Router -> PC through RJ45. I am able to access internet from my PC, but I am not able to get wifi working on the router. And I am logging onto internet through a dial up connection.
1) Please help in configuring the router to get wifi working.
2) Also, my default gateway seems to be either or blank. So, I am not able to login to the modem unless I remove the modem connection. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong here.

Here are a few more details:
Output of ipconfig:

A:Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Wifi Router

Hey Narain. The D-Link unit you have appears to be a combo unit (modem and wireless router) since it connects straight to the RJ-11 phone line. This unit won't work with an ISP that provides service by way of coax cable. The D-Link will work if you want to use DSL, but you need a cable service compatible modem or combo modem/router if you use cable service.

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I recently added a Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N router to my home network and can no longer access my web/ftp server from outside the local network. Previously, I was running a ZyXEL EQ-66HW ADSL gateway in router mode as a hub and wireless AP. With the ZyXEL running by itself, I had no problem running XAMPP (Apache/FileZilla/etc..) on my internal server with a dynamic/DHCP ip address from my ISP. Problem was that I needed wireless-n and the ZyXEL only went up to G. So I put the ZyXEL in bridge-mode, turned off its wireless and DHCP and connected the Linksys as a router/firewall/AP. So far, no problem - bridge works, Linksys gets the external DHCP address, internal network gets its subnet from the router and the wireless is up. No problems routing internal to external - everything external to internal times-out. I can ping my ISP/DHCP external address, however. So it seems to me it a firewall problem. I tried forwarding my main ports 80/20-21 and opening the same on my COMODO personal firewall. No luck. I turned on DMZ to my server with COMODO still on, nothing. Disabled software firewall and tried both regular forwarding and DMZ. Still nothing. Help? I had the same problem before with the Linksys when it was using a cable-modem. Also, I was using AVG firewall before when it worked - I have newly switched to the COMODO.

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a little help here... I have read several threads but nothing really pertains to my exact situation.

I currently have a home where I can't get Internet service, but I do have a network setup for file sharing with several computers and devices hooked to a router. I have a mobile hotspot that I want to use to give my current network access to the Internet also. I have a spare router that I can use as a wireless bridge (hopefully), which is a D-Link DIR-615. The mobile hotspot has no Ethernet or USB ports so I have to wirelessly connect the hotspot to the spare router and then connect from that router to my existing router which is already connected to my home network. The router that is already connected is a nether router. I'm not sure of the exact model.
Is this possible? If so, can you please inform me of what I have to do to set this up correctly? Do I have to flash the spare router with a specific firmware, or is it capable of doing what I'm looking to do with it?

A:Help using old router as wireless bridge

The DIR-615 does not have that feature natively. You could try DD-WRT firmware, depending on the Revision. I did not check to see if there is Tomato firmware.

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What is the best way to test a router ot bridge if it is working right.

A:testing Router or Bridge

ping the ip address of the router.
ping an ip address on the Internet.

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Hello, I am currently trying find out if a D-link WBR-1310 router can be used as a bridge on a wireless network. Thank you very much in advance for your help.

A:Solved: using a router as a bridge

No bridging facility in this Box.

NeoRouter - the network revolves around you

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Basically, my main routers wifi range doesn't quite reach the other end of my house my office is located too far away and my old bridge router was damaged when i moved, after many failed attempts to make my spare router a bridge on my own I've come to realise i can't remember how to do this anymore, so i have a NETGEAR VMDG480 Virgin Media Super-Hub (main modem/router) and a zyxel AMG1202-T110A (bridge router), the zyxel has bridge mode already in firmware, i tried different methods I've looked up but lack knowledge to figure the other details needed to bridge these routers myself, I've only used DD-WRT before which i remember being quite simple. If anyone can give me a step by step to bridge these two particular devices together it would be much appreciated, also if you need any other information just ask.

Thank you


A:Solved: how do i bridge my router?

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I have a WNDR3700 connected to a wired network that I access through wireless. When I get pretty far away from the WNDR3700 I loose the ability to connect and I was thinking if I could extend the wireless network by adding a DAP-1522.

I want to have the WNDR3700 and the DAP-1522 connected via wireless and using a laptop I want to be able to access the wired network from anywhere in the facility.

Can this be done and could you guys tell me step by step how to do it, I will definitely appreciate.

A:Router plus Bridge Configuration Help......


For best performance is good to have cable installed between WNDR3700 and d-link access point at remote location. All those repeaters, extenders and wireless distribution systems affects wireless performance.

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Hello, first time poster here. I searched the internet and couldn't find a definitive answer to my question so I thought I'd post here.

Here is my current configuration:

WD WorldBook connected to Linkysys WRT310N Router. Three computers access the router (and WorldBook) wirelessly. No internet connection to the router (and no hardwired connection is possible).

I would like to connect my Linksys Router to a wireless internet connection that can then be shared among my computers. Do I just need to connect a Bridge to the router that would access the wireless internet connection?

Thank you for your help.

A:How to Configure Bridge and Router

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Operating Statem XP with SP3
Linksys WAG54G
SMC Bridge SMC2682W

All working well until my Server upgarded me to 3 Mbye (or is this a coincidence?

1. My Bridge is connected to a Lan Portin the Linksys. It cannot be pinged or seen with an IP Scsn BUT the IP SCAn alwys gives mw an ALIVE
2. The Log which uses this port in the Linksys has been disabled
3. Under the Adnmin Tools . Services etc. I have disabled the windows Zero Configuration has been Disabled.
4. So No 255 port should be alive when scanned
5. From the Linksys I have linked a Toshiba Laptop with a fixed IP and Gateway
6. I can connect to the Internet with this but cannot ping.
7. It responds to a PING from the host machine, Gateway AND 255 but not its own system
8. It does not see the Bridge which is also in a Lan Port
9. Bridge and Linksys can be seen using NetStumbler and both are on the same and correct channel.
Linksys can be pinged but not Bridge
11. On the Laptop under available wireless connections I have both the Linksys AND Bridge
12. Cannot connect to Bridge to go thro Gateway
13. This system with the same configuration has been used for 3 years quite successfully
14. I have never seen the 255 in an IP Scan before but when I Ping it from the Toshiba Laptop I get a reply from which is the Gateway,

Are you confused by now.. Because I am!
Grateful for any help. I can also give lots of screen shots.

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I want to get a draft-n route/ap/bridge for my network.. I dont need the routing aspect of it since my routing is all done with a windows server 2003.. I just need an ap for my laptop to connect to my network..

I can get a router and disable the "routing functions"(dhcp, dns, wan port, ect) and just run a cat5e from one of the lan ports to a port on my gigabit switch and waalaa, its an ap/bridge.. An ap/bridge doesnt have any "routing functions" and only has a single lan port(no wan) so its capible of much less than what a router can do..

So why is a router like $30-$50 and an ap/bridge $60+?????

A:Why is a router cheaper than an ap/bridge?

AP vs BRIDGE vs ROUTER connections

An Access Point has multiple connections types;


Wireless Network - Hardware Configuration Modes.

Entry Level Wireless Cable/DSL Routers cost the same or, less than Entry Level Access Points. Seemingly it is a better deal since you get for the price an additional Router and a 4 ports Switch.

The draw back is the settings. Almost all Wireless Cable/DSL Routers are set "fix" in Gateway Mode, while Access Point can be configured in few ways.

This means that if you need a flexible system with room for expansion you are better off with a good Access Point.

Access Point (AP) Configurations:

Mode 1 - Gateway. This is the most prevalent mode of all Entry Level Cable/DSL Routers, and Access Points. In this mode the hardware acts as a Wireless Hub connecting to Wireless Clients that are installed on network computers (Wireless PCMCIA, Wireless USB, Wireless PCI, etc.).

Mode 2 - Bridge. Most APs can also be configured as a Bridge. In such Configuration the AP can only communicate with another AP that is configured as a Bridge. This mode is useful to Bridge two LAN segments that are apart, and it is preferred to connect them wirelessly. Plug one AP Bridge to a Switch on the first LAN, the other AP to a Switch on the second LAN, and they are connected.

Mode 3 - Client. Few APs can also be configured as Clients. In such a configuration they act as a "Fancy"... Read more

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I have a desktop that is able to have wifi it's a adapter dell 1450 UBS Wireless 802.11a/b/g it works so does the router which is a Cisco Linsky E 1000 it shows um that it works I'm getting packet but I just can't seem to connect I don't understand it says that I am connected but I cannot get on the internet what am I doing wrong please help my desktop is compaq hp with wireless capability help!

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I am looking to replace my tired Linksys WRT54G router that is about 10 years old. I love the router, and its even better with DD-WRT on it, but I'm starting to have troubles with the wifi dropping all the connects for a couple seconds when running all my wireless devices. I have 3 smart phones, 2 tablets, 1 Chromecast, a smart TV, and Roku + a laptop or 3 in my house right now, and it seems like its getting to be a bit much for it.
I have had to completely re-flash the firmware twice this year to get the wifi working again, so I'm thinking its time for replacement.
I have been thinking about just getting the new WRT54GL for $50, but I'm also thinking it might be a good idea to upgrade the wifi technology past wireless G .
I'm wondering if my Tablet (Nexu 9), and our smartphones (Razr HD Max) along with the Chromecast will take advantage of the new wireless standards and higher speeds or not? If they will can someone recomend a decent wireless router that takes DD-WRT nicely in the sub-$100 range? Thanks!

A:Looking for new Wifi Router - Will Tablet/Smartphone take advantage of new wifi Standards?

I been programming in Android/Linux since 2010 and there is code that supports VHT is Very High Throughput. Right now the standards are HT is High Throughput .

As for DD-WRT firmware is like your overclocking your router pushing it beyond the OEM limits. I use to use DD-WRT but had quit many years ago since the routers that used that firmware would fail too much.

So best to buy a better business type enterprise router wired then you can use WiFi router as AP or just get WiFi AP(access point). To me WiFi Router is also Wired Router, but to use just a wired router and use WiFi AP through a switch is better. If one or the other goes you can easy replace them. Where as if the WiFi Router fails you would need to replace it.

If you really want to use DD-WRT then Look at Buffalo WiFi Routers some come pre-installed with DD-WRT on them. Frankly you really don't need DD-WRT today because newer routers or WiFi routers are much better built and offer much more power NPU = network processor units and 128, 256, 512, 1GB of RAM some have Dual Cores.

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I have been using a wireless router to acces the internet and serve as an access point for other computers around the house. I have two computers connected to the Netgear MR18v2 router, one computer upstairs hooked up to a Netgear Wireless Bridge WGE101 and a laptop with a wireless card.

I recently tried to set a static ip address for the computer connected to the bridge and I also enabled port forwarding on the router downstairs. After doing this, I am only able to access the internet with the one computer connected to the bridge. All the others are having trouble. When I checked the IP address for the computer connected to the router it was nothing but zeros. I am unable to access the internet or restore the port forwarding option for the router.

I am confused and do not have any clue of how to fix this problem. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem or encountered this before? I appreciate any help that is available

A:Wireless Router and Bridge problems

When you say "static IP" what do you mean? Which IP address did you try to make static - the external/public/WAN IP address your ISP issues you or one of the local/LAN IP addresses used by your PCs?

If you used what is generally referred to in the user manual as Static IP that is used for the external/WAN IP address from the ISP. I think it sounds like you did this which could explain why all the PCs cannot now access the internet. You need to reverse this change. I assume, therefore, you have a dynamic public IP address issued from your ISP (correct me if I am wrong).

To do what I think you want to do you should use the Address Reservation feature as described on page 8-8 and 8-10 of the MR814v1 user manual ( from the Netgear site - or the V2 if you use that) which is used to ensure a LAN IP address is always reserved for a specific PC on your local network. If you used the Static Routes feature (as described in 8-10 of the same manual) the purpose of that is not quite the same as I think you want (as I assume you do not want the PCs hanging off the bridge to be on a different subnet - correct me if my assumption is wrong).

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I currently use a Thomson TG585 v7 router for my home network. I would like to set up a bridge though so as to extend the wireless reach broadcast. I have a Linksys WAP54G and Linksys AG241 from my old network. I am a noob when it comes to networking, so would I be able to use one of these as a bridge? Also, do I need to connect the bridge to a phone/fax/internet line like my router, or not? Thanks

A:Setting Up Linksys Bridge Router

Are you wanting to create a wireless bridge or use the secondary router as a WAP to extend the wireless reach?

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I want to set up a wireless home network. I have a computer in my office and want to setup a computer for my son in his bedroom. I have a ZyXel P-600 series DSL modem with service through Earthlink. I purchased an Airlink Super G wireless router model: AR430W. I was told I had to bridge them.
How do I do do this?

A:Bridge DSL modem with wireless router

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Con some one tell me in lamens terms how I can do this. I already have the cat5 cable coming from the back of the n600db LAN port going to my home theater set up. And I thought I could use the N150 from the cat5 to hard wire my components.
Also the N600DB router doesn't seem to work as well as my N150 did, as far as distance and consistent connection. Thanks for your help..

A:belkin n 600 db router Cat 5 bridge to N150??

is this the belkin model

there are quite a few versions of the n150
which one do you have

exactly how have you connected the two together what ports

this how to connect two routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
From a John Will Post

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless s... Read more

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Advice please!
I have a Linksys wrt1900ac (router only) and have been using my old Netgear dg384 in bridge mode successfully until yesterday when it lost power.
The 2 options I was thinking about replacing the Netgear with are: Billion 7800nxl or Linksys X1000
Will any basic modem/router do?
Any suggestions? I only need it for bridge mode.....some other details: live in Australia, using ADSL2, national fibre optic access coming soon, looking for something cost friendly under $150,
Any help appreciated

A:Which modem/ router to buy for bridge mode ?

If you only expect to use the modem/router in bridge mode (acting as modem only) why not just get a modem instead of a modem/router? (I don't have any suggestions for either, as I only have experience with cable service.)

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I am curious as to how far the range is on router/bridges with different dBm levels.
What is the distance for approximate 16-18dBm?

I need a wireless bridge that works at 1000ft apart (measured approximately 340 yards between). There is only 1-2 small trees in the path, so it's a clear shot between both houses. My uncles house is on an open field, along with my house. Check out the image to explain how I need my network setup.

If anyone can explain the distances of the signal strengths and maybe throw out a few choices to pick from that would be awesome.

*If I can get it from Newegg than that's a plus.
*Hope to get a bridge that's equal to or less than $150-ish (per each unit, so $300-ish total for both houses).

Anyway thanks ahead of time for any help or anything you all post. I really appreciate all the help you all give me.


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I have a Sony Blu-Ray player with preinstalled apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, etc. it is not wireless capable and too far from my router to run a wire. After doing some searches I found out that it is a possibility I can turn one of my other routers into a wireless bridge. But so far I have had no success in getting it to work. My router is a Netgear WNDR3400v2 and the router I want use as a bridge is a SageMCom 1704. It's worth noting that the 1704 router was acquired through Windstream and has their logo on the box and the configuration page for the router. I'm not sure if that makes a difference. The 1704 has the option to enable wireless bridge. One option Enable asks for the MAC of the remote router. I put in the MAC of the Netgear and nothing happened. The next option is Enable(scan). This wilkl bring up the SSID of my neighbors routers but not the SSID of the Netgear (broadcast SSID is enabled). There is another option called Quickbridge and it was suggested that that option be enabled and then the 1704 be plugged into the Netgear and still nothing happened. The Netgear didn't even register that the 1704 was connected. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Step by step instructions are preferable to technical details.

A:Use SageMCom router as a wireless bridge

The next option is Enable(scan). This wilkl bring up the SSID of my neighbors routers but not the SSID of the NetgearClick to expand...

Maybe the Netgear is using a wireless mode (e.g., 802.11n) that the 1704 does not support?

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I have a Thompson cable router/modem that provides phone and internet connection. It runs the wireless LAN on which I have various computers and devices around the house.

I recently bought a Sony TV with internet connectivity through either an Ethernet port on the back or a USB wireless dongle. And of course the only dongle that will work is the Sony one that costs 80! I should add that a direct Ethernet connection to the Thompson router is not possible.

So rather than pay The Man, I thought I might use one of the old wireless routers I have lying around courtesy of various old ISPs. (I'm currently thinking of using a Huawei HG556 supplied by Vodafone). It strikes me as feasible to:

(a) run an Ethernet cable from the TV to the HG556
(b) set up the HG556 as a bridge
(c) create a wireless link from the HG556 to the Thompson router

and so provide the TV with access to the net (as well as to photos and movie files on computers etc linked to the LAN)

The problem is actually doing it!

The Thomson router's manual suggests that once I have configured a bridge, I only need to tell it the device's (i.e. the HG556) MAC address. The difficult bit is configuring the HG556. Its manual suggests that I have to configure PPPoA and VCI and all sorts of technobabble that makes me feel small and vulnerable.

Can anyone say whether this project is doable and, if so, talk me through it please?


A:Wireless bridge to Cable router

who supplied the router - often they have firmware specific to the ISP- virgin, talktalk etc
where in the world are you - ireland ?

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I own a netgear wireless N rangemax which is my router. This replaced my Linksys WAG54G wireless router. I have spent hours trying to figure out whether I can use this as a repeater/bridge to boost the signal to the back part of my house.

The linksys manual is useless as obviously this wasnt what it was designed for. Any ideas?

A:Using a Linksys router as a repeater/bridge

You can't with the stock firmware. However, if you use DD-WRT firmware, it has that capability.

Personally, for the best performance, I'd run a wire between them and configure the secondary router as follows.
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT l... Read more

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Just finished connecting a new dsl moden (Zyxel P-660R_D1) and router (linksys WRT110). Everything works fine. I added my Sony LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station and it worked great on the network but I couldn't connect through the internet. When I checked the connection I got the error message: "could not connect. The error may be caused by the use of multiple routers". Talked to Sony and they told me I needed to bridge my moden and router. They said to contact my ISP for instructions, however my ISP (Earthlink) wanted another $8/mo. and a new long term contract - no thanks. I changed the system mode on the modem from routing to bridging but then I lost my internet connection. Any help would sure be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Solved: Need to bridge my moden and router

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I have a Linksys WRT54G2. I want to be able to use this as an access point. I want to use this to use my wireless and then output to my ps3 and my tv for viera cast. So basically I want it to soak up the internet, and then wire my ps3 and tv into it. Im not sure if I want to set it up as an access point or bridge. I am really confused as to what to do. I want to be able to plug my ps3 and tv into the router, and have the router use my already set up wireless network. Thank you in advance.

A:Using 2nd router as access point/bridge?!?

You want a bridge, which that router's native firmware doesn't support. You can use the DD-WRT 3rd party firmware to give that router wireless bridge capability.

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I just spotted this and thought it might be of interest here.

I have one of these, and it works really well as a WAP and a wireless bridge, both of which usually cost quite a bit more. Of course, it's also a router, but they're a dime a dozen.

Zyxel - Prestige 330W Wireless Internet Sharing Router - P330W

Hard to go wrong for $18 shipped free! We see a number of requests each week for wireless bridging capability, this is as cheap as it gets!

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I have a Motorola 3347 modem/router combo that was supplied for my DSL from my ISP. I do not use it anymore and would like to convert it into a bridge so I can connect my non-wireless bd player to it (ultimately making a wired connection wireless...if that makes sense ). Is this possible?



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I have read a few different posts and websites, but still haven't had any luck.
I am trying to connect a router in my house wirelessly to the main router connected to the NBN box with the internet feed. The Internet all works fine from the main router a D-Link DIR-850L Wireless AC1200 Router and the router I am trying to have a bridge connect to the D-Link in another room is a TP-Link TD-W8960N 300m Wireless N router.
All I want the 2nd router to do is gain the signal wirelessly from the main router so that the 2nd router can be plugged via Ethernet cable into the blue ray player to watch Netflix.

I am not the most savy with all the terminology, but doing my best to get this setup so that we can continue to watch Netflix on the lounge room. Appreciate any assistance and steps people can provide me to get this working and have a happy wife.
Thanks a lot!

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Hi. I'm looking for an easy to follow guide to do the following.

I have an SMCD3GN (from Rogers) that is both a Modem and a Router. I also have a Linksys WRT54G router that I used to use before.

The SMC is giving me a lot of problems. The connection is really bad often and my internet speed drops for no reason all of a sudden. I'm getting fed up and want my old router back.

I know it's possible to change the SMC into a modem (put it in bridge mode) and then connect my router and use the Linksys router instead of the SMC. The problem is, I don't know exactly how to set it up and would really like an explanation.

I already know how to get into the SMC and Linksys settings as an admin.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How do I put my Router/Modem in Bridge Mode and Use a Different Router?

Nothing about bridging in the SMCD3GN User Manual.

Found two articles that may help you.

Apparently the SMCD3GN has two levels of programming, a user level name/password and then an administrative name/password.

This is probably a better discription of how to do it.

This second article is cited in the first and contains both name/password sets.
Be sure to have the router connected to the modem and the modem's wireless turned off before implimenting the bridging.
According to the articles you lose your ability to access the modem's User Interface unless you do a factory reset which kills the bridge.

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I have been trying for some time to accomplish the title result. I'm not techie enough to do it.

What I want is to be able to use a Tablet to read in the rear of my home (which is out of range for incoming wifi signal.)

If I can set up the computer to do this, I will cable connect to a router in that area.
I have two computers and could use either.

1.a PC running XP (should update to windows 8.1, but have never bothered to do that, since XP works just fine. (I had this computer sharing to the router, when I had DSL internet connection, using Windows wizard to set it up) Couldn't get it to work when I switched to WIFI internet access) I could switch to win 7 or 8.1 if that would help.

2. a Lap Top running WIN 8.1,

Any help is appreciated.

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Wifi doesn't connect when i move away from wifi router. I have a wifi router installed in my drawing room where i get good browsing speed on phones and laptops. But the problem starts when i take my laptop from drawing room to my bedroom which is not more than 5 mtrs from router. Wifi signal drops to zero on laptop whereas it remains decent on phones. Earlier my laptop used to connect in bedroom as well..This is happening lately. Is there any solution?

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Hi Could you please tell me if this is possible:
My computer is connected to a wireless network. Can I hook up my D-link (DIR-412) to my computer and use the internet from the computer to output another wireless area?

Thanks sounds complicated.

A:Connected to WIFI and want to extend wifi with another wireless router

Where you live is your setup like this?

WiFi Router


Modem with built-in WiFi Router

If you want extend the WiFi you would get WiFi Access Point. Or you can take a WiFi Router and disable NAT, SPI, DCHP, then you create a static IP address. 192.168.x.50

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i have to is siemens sl2_141 router and another is TP link adsl router. i have two separate room. in my one room i have placed the tplink wifi router and connect my ISP RJ45 LAN in the WAN port of TP link wifi router. its working fine. now i have a desktop in my other room.i want to use my siemens sl2_141 router to establish a internet connection. i dont want to use any LAN cable to cary from one room to another room. May be i have to create wifi bridge between them. can you please tell me the steps how to do it.

A:wds bridge in siemens sl2_141 adsl router

Often these consumer adsl routers do not enable you to use bridge or wifi extender /adapter mode
The seimens does not work with an open DD-WRT firmware

What about the other way around
connect the seimens up to the ADSL line
now with the TP-LINK
Whats the exact model of that, perhaps that will allow wifi extender

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How do I put my Cisco 65284 router in bridge mode

A:How do I put my Cisco 65284 router in bridge mode

I'm not finding anything about Cisco 65284 router. Are you sure that's the model designation?

What do you mean by "bridge mode"? That usually refers to bridging a modem/router to act as a modem only. Could make guesses, but not sure what you mean by a router in bridge mode.

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Hi all

So my current setup is:

Virgin media modem in modem mode
2x Linksys WRT54GL with Wireless bridge using DD-WRT (1x in back bedroom, 1x in lounge)
2x laptops (wireless), 3x mobiles connected.

But i have recently upgraded to a 100mbps connection and the good old Linksys are just not cutting it anymore, So i am after a replacement system. I am currently looking at ASUS RT-N66U N900 but as this is a fairly pricey router i am trying to work out if this will cut it on its own or if i need to bridge again.

ASUS RT-N66U N900 decent enough on its own?
Different or better router for similar price?
If im bridging can any one suggest a cheaper option?

Cheers in advance for any advice.

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