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Bridging routers

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by havocgm, May 26, 2007.

  1. havocgm

    havocgm LI Guru Member

    Okay, I really can't find anything that helps me on this as I am a total newb when it comes to networking.

    I have a Wireless G Router which is wired to the Cable modem and then so-on into the interwebatron. Upstairs I have a Wireless Access Point Router (b). What I want is to connect wired periphs to the AP which "piggybacks" the wireless signal from the downstairs G router. I guess the term is bridging or repeating the signal. Is this possible? And if it is I could use some help and or some direction as to how to proceed. Please advise



  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    First off log into the B router and see if you can select an option thats give you the ability to make it a "wireless client". Most of the new routers do but not sure if that one will. If not there are a few different way you can go about using that router but look for that first and we can move on from there.
  3. havocgm

    havocgm LI Guru Member

    hey, thanks for the response.
    Okay, I couldn't find an option for Wireless client.
    The Firmware version is 1.1.2
    I have attached a screen of what I am looking when I go into Advanced > Wireless. I figured that's where it would be.

    So what should I do now? Should I upgrade the fireware verion (if I can)?
    Let me know what to do, and thank for the help!



    p.s: I am working from a mac. I tried updating the firmware, however for the firmware they gave me a .bin file, and I don't know why. Anyway, nothing worked.

    Attached Files:

  4. havocgm

    havocgm LI Guru Member

    btw, here is the model number of the access point router:


    Hope this helps.


  5. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Can't do a wireless bridge with a BEFW11S4 as the client.

    Look HERE for instructions and required hardware for bridging two routers

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