How to set up a Wireless Bridge between two Belkin routers
Setting up a Wireless Bridge allows you to expand the range of the wireless network broadcasted by your main wireless router. This article will describe the steps needed to do so.
Before proceeding, make sure of the following:
- Wireless Bridge mode must be supported by your routers.
- The channel must be identical on both the router and the access point.
Setting up wireless bridge
Step 1: Connect your computer to the
wired port of the main router.
Step 2: Launch a web browser like Internet Explorer.
Step 3: Enter
192.168.2.1 as the router's default IP address in the Address bar, then press Enter.
NOTE: If the default IP address doesn't work, check your router's IP address. For instructions, click here.
QUICK TIP: You may also enter
http://router in the Address bar to access the router's web-based setup page.
You will then be directed to the router's web-based setup page similar to the one below. If you want to change or configure any settings, you will need to log in with your router's administrator password by clicking on
Login at the top right corner of the page.
Step 4: Enter your router's password then click Submit.
NOTE: If you haven't set up a password for your router, leave the field blank then click
Step 5: Take note of the
LAN/WLAN MAC address under the
LAN Settings section.
Step 6: Click
Wireless Bridging under
Step 7: Tick the
Enable Wireless Bridging checkbox.
Step 8: Tick the
Enable ONLY specific Access Points to connect checkbox.
Step 9: Enter the
LAN/WLAN MAC address that you took note of earlier in the
Step 10: Click
Step 11: Repeat steps 1–8 on the second Belkin router.
NOTE: The Wireless Distribution System (WDS) feature is not completely specified in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) or Wi-Fi™ standards. Therefore, interoperability between 802.11 products of different vendors is not guaranteed.
You should have successfully set up Wireless Bridge between your two (2) Belkin routers now.