How to Bridge 2 Belkin Wireless Routers

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How to Bridge 2 Belkin Wireless Routers
A wireless router similar to a Belkin wireless router (wlan router 04 image by pmphoto from Fotolia.com)

A wireless bridge you to use wireless access points to connect two different networks. Computers connected to these wireless access points use them as wireless network adaptors to connect to the Internet and to each other. Some Belkin Wireless routers can be configured to run in bridge mode, but in order for the wireless bridge to be established, there must be two routers.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Ethernet cable
  • 2 Belkin Wireless routers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the Ethernet cable between one of the four LAN ports on one Belkin wireless router and the computer.

  2. 2

    Open a web browser and type in the address "192.168.2.1", then press Enter.

  3. 3

    Click on "Login." If this is the first time you are accessing the router utility, leave the password box blank and click "Submit." If a password had previously been set, enter the password and then click "Submit."

  4. 4

    Write down the LAN/WAN MAC address under the Status section of the router utility.

  5. 5

    Click on "Wireless Bridging" on the menu to the left.

  6. 6

    Check the box labelled "Enable Wireless Bridging."

  7. 7

    Check the box labelled "Enable ONLY specific Access Points to Connect", then next to "AP1", enter the LAN/WAN MAC address you had written down earlier. Click Apply Changes to save the configuration.

  8. 8

    Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the first Belkin Router and connect it to one of the four LAN ports on the second Belkin router. Repeat the steps above to complete the configuration for bridging the two routers.

Tips and warnings

  • For best results, use the exact same Belkin wireless router model on both routers.

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