Hello, folks I was using a Belkin router for over a year and recently upgraded to Netgear N300 since the older one was not performing upto the mark. I have configured my Netgear router to my network but want to continue using the Belkin router in Bridge mode. My home is quite big and connectivity is an issue in far ends. One of my friend told me Belkin router does not specifically have wireless bridge capabilities. I am out of ideas on how to setup Belkin router. So can anyone suggest on how can I convert my Belkin router in Bridge mode?
Step 1: Connect your computer to the LAN or wired port of the main router.
Step 2: Launch a web browser like Internet Explorer and Enter "192.168.2.1" as the router's default IP address in the Address bar then press [Enter].
NOTE: If the default IP address doesn't work check your router's IP address. For instructions click here.
QUICK TIP: You may also enter "https://router" in the Address bar to access the router's web-based setup page. You will then be directed to the router's web-based setup page similar to the one below.
If you want to change or configure any settings you will need to log in with your router's administrator password by clicking on Login at the top right corner of the page.
Step 3: Enter your router's Password then click Submit.
NOTE: If you haven't set up a Password for your router leave the field blank then click Submit.
Step 4: Take note of the LAN/WLAN MAC address under the LAN Settings section.
Step 5: Click Wireless Bridging under Wireless.
Step 6: Tick the Enable Wireless Bridging checkbox.
Step 7: Tick the Enable ONLY specific Access Points to connect checkbox.
Step 8: Enter the LAN/WLAN MAC address that you took note of earlier in the AP1 fields.
Step 9: Click "Apply Changes".
Step 10: Repeat steps 1-8 on the second Belkin router.
NOTE: The Wireless Distribution System (WDS) feature is not completely specified in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) or Wi-Fiâ„¢ standards. Therefore interoperability between 802.11 products of different vendors is not guaranteed.
A router is a tremendous device by which anyone can access internet in the PC. It connects different systems and helps to get internet connection. To expand the range of routers there is a need of Bridge.
Here are given some easy steps by which you can Setup Belkin Router In Bridge Mode. Remember one thing that Belkin Router Bridging works for only few of the models.
Before starting keep in mind to know the security and channel settings of the access point. There is a MAC Address of access point on the bottom. Connect Belkin Router with the few steps:
Continue it by following the instructions. Reset the access point in your router’s range and it should be placed near the area you want to Setup Belkin Router Bridge. Switch on to the access point.
In order to make your Belkin router as a bridge, you need to tweak a few settings in both your routers. I will discuss in detail how to do so, follow the given set of instructions carefully:
Step 1: First reset both your Belkin routers, call one of them as R1 which will be the main router and call the other Belkin router R2 which will act as the bridge router.
Step 2: Connect your main Belkin router to the computer using the Ethernet cable and go to your router's settings web portal. Open your web browser and enter your IP address in the URL field. This will redirect you to the login portal of your router, enter the SSID and password to go to the main settings page.
Step 3: Now go to your wireless settings, and enable the option for wireless bridging given there. Go back to your WAN settings and take note of the IP address, Mac address and write it down. Also, check the box for the specific checkpoint to connect options.
Now enter the LAN/WLAN address you noted down earlier. Save these settings and close the window.
Step 4: Now connect your second Belkin router to the computer and repeat the steps 1-4 as it is and you will be successfully able to use it as a wifi bridge in your home or office.
Hopefully, these steps helped you in making both your Belkin routers functional and you were able to create the bridge. In case you have any further doubts or issues regarding the same, feel free to respond and I will be glad to help!
Firstly connect your computer to the LAN of the main router.
Now Launch a browser.
Type the default IP address of Belkin router that is "192.168.2.1".
Router web-based setup page will appear.
Now you need to login by entering admin and password.
Then click on the submit button.
Select Wireless Bridging under Wireless.
A checkbox will appear to Enable ONLY specific Access Points to connect. Check it.
API field will appear type LAN/WLAN MAC address.
Now Apply Changes.
Place the main router and access point near to each other so that you can create the bridge between the wireless network.
In The end Power ON Access Point.
Just leave your comments for any query.