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Media Bridge Mode Setup

Support for this mode is available starting with release 2021.6.

  1. Navigate to Basic/Network
  2. Scroll down to the section for the first, second or third wireless module (your choice). For example, wireless eth2.
  3. From the Wireless Mode dropdown menu, select Media Bridge. After selecting it, WAN options will be hidden.
  • Wireless Network Mode: Auto (all possible 802.11n/g/ac)
  • SSID: WlanSSID_you_want_to_connect_to
  • Channel: WlanChannel_you_want_to_connect_to
  • Channel Width: 20 MHz, 40 MHz or 80 MHz
  • Security: WPAx (usually WPA2 Personal)
  • Encryption: AES
  • Shared Key: WlanPassword_you_want_to_connect_to
  • Group Key Renewal: 3600 seconds

4) LAN:

  • br0: IP Address: please select an IP address within the LAN you want to connect to. (e.g.
  • Default Gateway: (assuming your main FreshTomato router has IP address
  • For Static DNS: use (assuming your main FreshTomato router has IP address
  • Starting with release 2022.6 the FT user can select the option “Automatic IP” and your router will obtain IP/Gateway/DNS via DHCP (if possible)

Some advantages of media bridge (MB) mode compared to wireless Ethernet bridge mode include:

  • MB mode will work with SDK7 ARM routers like the AC3200 / R8000 (wireless Ethernet bridge is not working/not possible).
  • MB mode will work with SDK6 MIPS routers like the Asus RT-AC66U, D‑Link DIR‑865L, (wireless Ethernet bridge mode is not working/not possible).
  • MB mode will work with SDK6 arm routers like Asus RT-AC68U, Netgear R7000. (wireless Ethernet bridge mode is also possible).
  • IPv4 and IPv6 communication will work (wireless Ethernet bridge allows only IPv4. An except is SDK6 ARM dual-core will allow IPv6).

Note: It is advised to refrain from using 'virtual interfaces' when in Media Bridge mode.

media_bridge.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/07 09:42 by m_ars