How to point-to-point bridge?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Xuser, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Xuser

    Xuser Network Guru Member

    Hi, I've got two WAP54G V2 AP using 2.08 firmware. I need to bridge these two networks together. In my test environment, I configured the 1st AP to use the other AP's Mac addr and vice versa. Both uses static IPs. I still can't get the networks to speak to each other even though they are only a few feet away. What am I missing here? Can I not use WPA-PSK? Must I set their SSID to be the same? Pls advise,thks.
  2. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    The MAC addresses should be uniq. The SSID should be the same.

    In my setup DD-WRT was the only sofware I could get to work correctly. Some would lock on via the radio but the router did not route correctly. Some would not connect on the radio.


  3. Xuser

    Xuser Network Guru Member

    Not router, AP bridging mode

    Thanks Wilton. However, I'm referring to the WAP54G access point, not a router. It is configured as a bridge mode, not access point mode.
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    One of the WAP54G access points has to be in access point mode. It is the one that is connected to the LAN you want to bridge to, there is usually a DHCP server of some sort on this LAN. The WAP54G in bridge mode is the one you enter the MAC address of the WAP54G in access point mode. They both should not be in bridge mode. Try it that way and see if it works.
  5. Xuser

    Xuser Network Guru Member

    It is working now

    Thanks for your reply. I did get them to work and they are actually both in bridge mode. Not one bridge and the other AP mode. The only difference I made changes to is the SSID. They were not the same earlier but once I made them the same SSID, they instantly bridged to each other.
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