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Figure 14. Bridge mode setup with an 802.11ac WiFi connection
Setting up a WiFi bridge with two modem routers offers the following benefits:
You can take advantage of gigabit WiFi speeds on current devices.
Use gigabit WiFi for applications such as video and gaming.
Connect multiple devices such as a NAS, Smart TV, NeoTV, Blu-ray player, and game consoles at gigabit WiFi
speeds using a WiFi link.
Avoid the need for separate WiFi adapters for each device.
For example, you could install the first modem router in a room such as a home office where your Internet connection
is located.
Then set up the second modem router as a WiFi bridge and place it in a different room such as the room where your
home entertainment center is located. Cable the modem router that functions as a WiFi bridge to your Smart TV,
DVR, game console, or Blu-ray player, and use its 802.11ac WiFi connection to the first modem router.
The modem router that is connected to the Internet modem does not require any special setup because the modem
router that functions as a WiFi bridge connects to an existing SSID as a WiFi client, just like any other WiFi clients.
To set up a modem router as a WiFi bridge:
1. Make a note of the WiFi settings of the other modem router that is connected to the Internet modem.
You must know the SSID, WiFi security mode, WiFi password, and operating frequency (either 2.4 GHz or 5
GHz).
2. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network of the modem router
that you are setting up as a WiFi bridge.
Manage the Advanced WiFi Features
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Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7800
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