Wireless Router Bridge Mode
The bridge mode is used to connect different types of computer networks. The bridging is commonly used in packet switched computer networks for extending the network connection. In the case of routing, the data packets are traveled through a specific addressed computer. But in bridging, there are no assumptions about the particular address which are located in the network. With the help of this bridge mode technique, you can connect two different networks with a bridge created with the router, repeater or any other device. The advantages for using the network bridges is that these are self configuring one. That is there are no more advanced settings and complex operations with the bridging operation. Bridging mode operation is also an inexpensive one. The wireless bridging is used to make the connections between two network segments via a wireless link.
- Calculate the coverage area
- Decide the primary router
- Install the primary and secondary router
Calculate the coverage area
Before installing and choosing the appropriate router, you must calculate the exact coverage area. This helps in easy network access with your computer and helps to find out the exact place for the secondary routers. By using two or more routers, you have to divide the network area and each router needs to be placed at the center of each subdivisions. After calculating the coverage area, you could bridge a wireless router.
Decide the primary router
The primary router is directly connected to the Internet with a wired LAN or any other network connection. The primary router must be a high end one that ensures the efficient connectivity with the secondary routers and also with its own network. This primary router must always be closest to the wired network connection or the one with best line of sight to another wireless network.
The primary router installation is very important and it also requires more configuring time. The service set identifier and wireless encryption protocols helps to test the Internet connection used and test the connection between the computers in the network. Once you get the primary router installed, installing the secondary routers should be easy. By the testing process, you have to ensure that all secondary routers are within the coverage of the primary. The secondary routers are configured in bridged mode before the installation with the primary router. These routers should be installed in a large coverage area for effortless access by the client machines. All secondary routers are act as a bridge and that helps to extend the coverage of the wireless network.
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