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Create Wireless Bridge or Wireless Access Point

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
March 19, 2014 7:29:06 PM

Can I create a Bridge or a Wireless Access Point with my base or main router being a Linksys WRT160Nv2 and my secondary router being a TP-Link TL-WR841N or a Linksys E900. And some pointers would be so helpful please, and Thank You.

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a b F Wireless
March 20, 2014 4:08:39 AM

Any router can work as an AP but not all can work as a bridge. For it to work as an AP all you need to do is connect it to any Ethernet port on a router (Ethernet to Ethernet port). For it to work as a bridge it will need to have a "Bridge Mode" function.
They are two very different devices, an AP acts as a connection point to a network via wireless signal, a Bridge allows for a wired connection to a network over a wireless extension. Devices can't connect to a bridge over wireless, the bridge connects to a router or AP only and allows a device to connect to it through its Ethernet port.

1. Assign static IP address NO DHCP.
2. Disable all routing options and firewall.

March 20, 2014 7:57:00 AM

Ok so a bridge is what I am trying create, a second router connected wirelessly so other computers can connect to it with a wire. Which secondary router would work the best you think? TP-Link TL-WR841N or a Linksys E900.
a b F Wireless
March 21, 2014 2:55:29 AM

It looks like the TP link does have a Bridging mode so you can use it as a bridge.
Not sure if the Linksys does Bridging but it would be a better idea to keep the 900 for network connecting clients since it is faster.