How to Set Up a Wireless Bridge With a Belkin Wireless G Router

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How to Set Up a Wireless Bridge With a Belkin Wireless G Router
A wireless router can be used as a wireless bridge. (wlan router 02 image by pmphoto from Fotolia.com)

A wireless bridge is the process of using wireless access points to connect two different networks. The wireless access points act similarly to wireless network adaptors in that the connected computers use the access points to communicate with each other and to the Internet. One type of access point is the Belkin Wireless G router.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • 2 Belkin Wireless G routers
  • Computer
  • Ethernet cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the computer to one of the LAN ports on the Belkin wireless G router, but not the Internet port. The LAN ports are clearly labelled 1 through 4.

  2. 2

    Open a Web browser and go to the address http://192.168.2.1.>

  3. 3

    Click the login button in the upper right hand corner, then click "Submit" with the password box empty unless you had previously configured a password.

  4. 4

    Write down the LAN/WAN MAC address on the Status page of the router interface.

  5. 5

    Click on "Wireless Bridging" in the left menu.

  6. 6

    Check the two boxes labelled "Enable Wireless Bridging" and "Enable ONLY specific Access Points to Connect."

  7. 7

    Enter the LAN/WAN MAC address in the boxes next to "AP1" under "Enable ONLY specific Access Points to Connect," then click "Apply Changes."

  8. 8

    Repeat the above steps with a second Belkin Wireless G Router, preferably the exact same model.

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