I have a Linksys WRT150N as the main wireless access point/router that is directly connected to my cable modem. I have 2 directv boxes that require a wireless bridge (can't run cable to each room from the router so wireless is the best option). I have a wireless bridge connected to one box and all is fine. Here is the tricky part (for me at least). I don't want to spend the money on a second dedicated bridge, especially since I have an extra wireless N router sitting around (SMC Barricade N SMCWBR14S-N4). I double checked the manual and it shows (pg 31) that this can do just that under Bridge mode but provides no support for how to set it up.
I went into the router and set it to Bridge Mode, disabled DHCP and then set WDS (entered the Linksys MAC address, authentication and password). The SMC does not connect to the Linksys and I can't figure out what other settings I might need to change. I've searched and I don't see anyone else trying this.
Any thoughts? Much appreciated.
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July 16, 2010 2:36:23 AM
Both routers need to support WDS -- and WDS doesn't always work across brands.