Question about Zyxel Prestige 660HW Wireless Router (PRESTIGE660HW)
I am trying to wirelessly bridge two ADSL wireless routers. They are of different brands but my hope is that it is possible to bridge them. So I need some help from a McGuyver! ;)
Before posting that, I read a pdf from Belkin "A guide to wireless bridging (wds).pdf" but didn't get very far.
Here's my setup at the moment:
1) ZyXel P660HW-T1 (Firmware: 3.40 (ACI.6) 4/27/2006)
- Currently set to 'Routing mode' and is connected to my ADSL provider
- I tested it, the SSID and WEP key works fine, Internet too.
- So this router is my base.
2) Micronet SP3357 (Firmware: CX82xxx_4.10.29_MW2)
...that's a Conexant firmware
- Ok this router needs to be configured
- I set it to 'Bridge Mode' and was set to the same channel and wep key info as in the ZyXel. I set a different SSID though.
Am really lost. I've uploaded some pictures from the two routers on Live-spaces, so you can browse and refer to them when thinking of an answer.
Thanks for any suggestions.
PS. Link to each router's config menu: http://cid-d3e08fba5f188044.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!D3E08FBA5F188044!138/
What do you mean by "wireless bridging"? Does it mean wirelessly connecting both routers? (ex. Zyxel is at location A and Micronet ais at Location B and you'll wirelessly connect them). If this is what you mean, then it might not be possible since those are two different brands and possibility is that they will not work with each other when they're wirelessly connected unless one or both routers have the capability to do so.
Posted on May 09, 2008
FYI: As mentioned above, bridge mode has nothing to do with what you want to do. The zyxel router has the ability to do this - look in the WDS menu. This is NOT mentioned in the manual I was able to find online (I did not get a manual with my 660-HW).
I don't know if the other device you mentioned supports WDS.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
Thank you! I've had these 2 old skewl Belkin F5D7130/-4 router and AP extender that worked fairly well together, but could never seem to get them to work in bridge mode with any other routers... changing the /24 octet worked quite well between my wireless belkin bridge and a zyxel (NBG4615) router and I was really surprised to see my ping startup after fixing the IP. Always forget this is bridged mode and can't have the same network.
+ Network Name (SSID1)
- Added unique/different SSID that was previously setup in extender (may not be available on all routers)
- Checked: 'Hide'
- Unchecked: (default) 'Enable Intra-BSS Traffic'
+ Channel Selection
- Noted to enter in extender
- Unchecked: 'Auto Channel Selection' previously (not related: unchecked this when I installed the router and noticed Android was dropping wireless connection
+ Communication between wireless clients with different SSIDs
* MAC Filter Tab
+ Added Extender MAC to MAC Filter
* WDS Tab
+ Basic Setting
- AP+Bridge (albeit Bridge worked as well)
+ Remote MAC Address
- Entered extender WLAN MAC Address
- WEP (Belkin had a bug that only allowed WEP, even tho there are options for TKIP and AES w/ WPA-PSK, testing this failed with same settings)
* Channel and SSID
+ Wireless Channel
- Set to same as Zyxel
+ Wireless Mode
+ Broadcast SSID
+ Turbo Mode
+ Protected Mode
+ Security Mode
- 128bit WEP (Belkin limitation, WEP only)
+ Autogenerated MAC 13 digit hex pairs
* Specify IP Address
+ Updated to 192.168.2.1
* MAC Address Control
+ Added Zyxel WLAN MAC Address to list just in case
* Wireless Bridge
+ checked: Enable Wireless Bridging
+ Checked: Enable ONLY specific Access Points to Connect
- AP1: Zyxel WLAN MAC Address
+ Checked: Disable ability for Wireless CLIENTS to connect
- Only allows APs to connect
- Uncheck if you're doing wireless bridging for wireless clients (not tested)
* Changed static IP
- 192.168.1.1 (windows complained, safe to ignore...ping will throw a couple of network errors when network changes occur)
+ Saved changes on extender (connected directly)
* From Command prompt: ping 192.168.1.1 -t
+ Output was either (depending on when the client is setup):
- Reply from 10.1.1.7: Destination host unreachable.
- Request Timed Out.
* Changed static IP
* Ping Output
+ Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time= 1ms TTL=64
I think this is how I once hacked a basement linux box to be a wireless bridge from an AP upstairs, but that was a long time ago (before there were any real linux WLAN drivers). Anyway, much appreciated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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