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Connecting E3000 to EA2700... is it possible

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Cristian Zamora Oliverio, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Cristian Zamora Oliverio

    Cristian Zamora Oliverio Reformed Router Member

    Good evening... well I'm looking for some advice here... I've been given a new Linksys EA2700 (much to my disappointment I see that an open source firmware is not yet available for the EA2700, hence my problem, I think)... and I want to extend the EA2700's reach to some of the corners of my home...

    I was hoping to keep the EA2700 as the main router as I have it next to my laptop connected to it via LAN, and was hoping to place the E3000 at the other end of the house... (I live in Costa Rica and most homes are built out of solid cement and rebar because of seismic codes, so wifi signals don't get far)...

    Well, as far as I can tell, this is not possible because the EA2700 does not have and type of repeating or bridging function built in (nor did the E3000 until I flashed it with Toastman)...

    Now in going through all the menus of each, it seems I could do the opposite (E3000 as main router in Access Point + WDS mode) and the EA2700 in Bridge mode... but for some reason I feel like my speed on my laptop (the only thing hard wired in the entire network) would be better if it were connected to the EA2700...

    Any advice and suggestions are welcome...
     

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