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Wireless Bridging is used to connect two LAN segments via a wireless link. The two segments will be in the same subnet and look like two Ethernet switches connected by a cable to all computers on the subnet. Since the computers are on the same subnet, broadcasts will reach all machines, allowing DHCP clients in one segment to get their addresses from a DHCP server in a different segment. You could use a Wireless Bridge to transparently connect computer(s) in one room to computer(s) in a different room when you could not, or did not want to run an Ethernet cable between the rooms. Contrast this with Client Mode Wireless, where the local wireless device running DD-WRT connects to the remote router as a client, creating two separate subnets. Since the computers within the different subnets cannot see each other directly, this requires the enabling of NAT between the wireless and the wired ports, and setting up port forwarding for the computers behind the local wireless device. Segments connected via Client Mode Wireless cannot share a DHCP server. pictoralIn the case in which we are interested, a wireless device running DD-WRT such as a WRT54G is configured as a Wireless Bridge between a remote wireless router (of any make/brand) and the Ethernet ports on the WRT54G.

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how do i connect to apples time machine?


You can manually configure the time machine to accept wireless signal from the router or extender. If you setup WEP on the router or extender, make sure you setup WEP on the time machine as well.
For instructions in setting up wireless settings of Time Capsule click on this link -->>
http://www.apple.com/timecapsule/wireless.html
Hope this works for you.

Nov 10, 2011 | NetGear WNR2000 Wireless Router

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how do i set bridge mode?


Depends if you need a wireless or wired bridge?

Here is some info for you.

Infrastructure Mode

With a wireless Access Point, you can operate the wireless LAN in the infrastructure mode. This
mode provides wireless connectivity to multiple wireless network devices within a fixed range or
area of coverage, interacting with wireless nodes via an antenna.

In the infrastructure mode, the wireless access point converts airwave data into wired Ethernet
data, acting as a bridge between the wired LAN and wireless clients. Connecting multiple Access
Points via a wired Ethernet backbone can further extend the wireless network coverage. As a
mobile computing device moves out of the range of one access point, it moves into the range of
another. As a result, wireless clients can freely roam from one Access Point domain to another and
still maintain seamless network connection.


Wireless Bridging Overview
Using Wireless Router as a Wireless Access Point

May 03, 2011 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

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I have a westell adsl2t router and it is connected to my DI-624m wireless router and I just want to encrypt the connection to secure it.


open a browser from a computer that is connected to the router (preferably wired) and in the address bar, enter http://192.168.0.1
the login is admin and the password is blank.
click WIRELESS on the left
you will then be on the wireless setup screen.
Enable the type of security you want, and the key or passphrase.
For instance, if you want something easy to remember, set the security to WEP and use your 10 digit phone number as the WEP key.
Change the SSID to something other than dlink while you're there.

That's all there is to it. Apply the changes and you're done!

Feb 27, 2011 | D-Link DI-624M Router (DI624MRE)

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I just got a Linksys WRT160N router. I cannot connect to the internet using the ethernet port in my pc. I can, however connect via a wireless card in a USB port. I can also use my digital video phone. When I run cmd - ipconfig/all this is what I get: Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mpg Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-2C-02-B0-97 Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : IEEE 802.11g USB Wireless LAN #4 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-A3-00-41-87 Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.18.47.61 209.18.47.62 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:05:27 PM Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:05:27 PM I can successfully ping 192.168.0.1 as well as 192.168.1.103 It seems that the problem must exist with my ethernet port/driver...correct?


you are right, need cd for you lan card for it to work right,,but if you dont have it go to linksys web site and download the files you need

Aug 12, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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DI-524 Wireless


Yes you can, it's easy.

1. Just connect one of the LAN ports of the DI-524 to a LAN port of your other router. Leave the DI-524 WAN port empty.
2. Disable the DHCP server on your DI-524, your other router will be the DHCP server.
3. Assign a static IP address to you DI-524, different from your other router's. Example, if your other router has 192.168.2.1, you may assign 192.168.2.4. Make sure that the IP address you assign is outside the DHCP range configured in your other router and that the subnet mask is identical on both.

Feb 20, 2008 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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