Set Up a WiFi bridge between the
access/point router and another device
You can use the access point/router as a WiFi bridge and connect multiple devices with
WiFi, for example, at the faster 802.11ac speed. To do this, you need another WiFi router
or access point (AP) in addition to the access point/router. One device is connected to
the Internet over a DSL or cable modem and the other functions as a WiFi bridge.
You can connect the access point/router in router mode to the Internet modem and
use the other WiFi router or AP as a WiFi bridge (assuming that the WiFi router or AP
is capable of functioning as a WiFi bridge), or the other way around—connect the other
WiFi router or AP to the Internet modem, and use the access point/router as a WiFi
Setting up a WiFi bridge with two access point/routers offers the following benefits:
•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, and Blu-ray player 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 access point/router in the office in which your
Internet connection is located.
Then set up the second access point/router as a WiFi bridge and place it in a different
room or floor. If you use a home office, you could use another room such as one where
your home entertainment center is located. Cable the access point/router that functions
as a WiFi bridge to your Smart TV, NeoTV, or Blu-ray player, and use its 802.11ac WiFi
connection to the first access point/router.
The access point/router that is connected to the Internet modem does not require any
special setup because the access point/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 the access point/router as a WiFi bridge to another access point/router,
WiFi router, or AP Internet connection:
1. Make a note of the WiFi settings of the other access point/router, WiFi router, or AP
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. Open a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the
access point/router network.
User Manual221Manage the Advanced WiFi and
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