Wireless bridge?

By rednek
Feb 13, 2010
  1. I have a zyxel 660 modem+wireless router, and also a TP-link wireless router. I can connect to the internet with the Zyxel, not problem, but the wireless range is limited. Can I use the TP-Link wireless router as the wireless access point, and use it to also connect wirelessly to the zyxel as follows:?

    PC(wireless) - - TP-Link(wireless router) - - Zyxel(wireless router modem) - - adsl(internet)

    Should I be looking to create a bridge, and what protocol would I use?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

    As shown, the TP-Link(wireless router) needs the 'bridging service'. Look at the documentation to see if it supports that protocol.
    As a last resort, wire a connection that contains ONLY
    PC(wired) - - [COLOR="Blue"]TP-Link(wireless router) [/COLOR] 
    and access the routers config page with your browser -- there will be several features and you can look thru them to see if it's supported
  3. rednek

    rednek TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The TP-link does seem to have a bridge function (though not a repeater function). Would I need to enable something similar on the ZyXel on order to connect the two wirelessly - in the status on the ZyXel its says mode: routing (in blue) and Bridging (in grey - greyed out possibly?)
    Also both devices have a static route function. Could this be configured to enable wireless repeating?
    Many thanks for your patience!
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