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I have two Dell 2350 Wireless Routers trying to bridge or repeat

I have a Dell 2350 Wireless Router that I am trying to use as a repeater or a bridge with another 2350 and I can't seem to get the settings right. I have looked up the help file but when I follow it step by step it doesn't always match up with what I see in the setup tool. For example when it says to enable WIRELESS BRIDGE there is no "wireless bridge'' option, only ''Enable this AP as a root AP'' or ''Enable this AP as a Wireless Repeater'' so I chose the latter. Next, the instructions direct the user to input ''...the Wireless MAC address of the other Dell Wireless 2350 Broadband Router that you want to bridge.'' Where do I input that address? Does anyone have the step-by-step sequence for setting these up for a bridge link or as a root and repeater? Thanks.

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The first router must the root AP and the second should be set to Wireless Repeater. Follow the steps on how to resolve this setup.

1. Get the Wireless MAC Address of the main router. The router has two MAC addresses, one is wired and 1 is wireless. To determine the wireless MAC address, go to Status page of the router, there's a sub tab there for wireless and you'll see the Wireless MAC Address. Take note of it.

2. Access the setup page of the 2nd router. Change the LAN IP address to 192.168.0.2 then save. Power cycle it by just turning it off for 10 seconds then turn it back on. You can now change it to Wireless Repeater and there's an option for you to type the Wireless MAC address of the main AP. Make sure all wireless settings are the same on both routers like SSID, Channel and Encryption Key. Save your changes after that.

3. From your computer, try to ping the 2nd AP which is 192.168.0.2. If it replied back, you're all set.

Good Luck!

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