Using ZyXELÂ® Router in Bridge Mode
Learn more about using ZyXEL router in bridge mode
ZyXEL router is a wireless router that does the process of routing. All they do is routing the data packets depending upon the destination address on the header of the data packets. Depending upon the source address and destination address, it decides the route for transporting the data packet. This ZyXEL router has excellent and powerful Quality-of-Service engine which provides function in routing. It comes in many models and every individual model excels the other. There are models with external antenna and even feature that saves power by scheduling port disabling. ZyXEL router can be used in different modes among which bridge is one. By using routers in bridge mode can increase the performance of the routing process. The second router will be connected as bridge mode to extend the range of primary router.
Following are the information on ZyXEL router in bridge mode:
- Things to be kept in mind
In bridge mode the ZyXEL Router acts as a transparent bridge and will be operating in Layer 2-Mac layer. SSID will not be made use in setting up the link as it is only based on MAC authorization and on the channel. As its bridge is transparent, it can pass non-IP protocols as well. ZyXEL router bridge router uses bridging table in order to avoid loops in routing.
The Wireless Distribution System used by ZyXEL router in bridge mode extends the range of network and on the other hand it increases the signal strength as well. It also facilitates in connecting two or more computers to Local Area Network thereby allowing them to communicate with one another. In short the main use of ZyXEL router bridge mode is in connecting a wireless network to wired network transparently.
In order to avoid interruption in the process of routing and other functions, you need to make sure to check for correct settings of ISP and also the compatibility of the device that is being connected behind the router. Even while bridging the router you need to cautiously complete the process in order to avoid future issues.
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