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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, select Media Bridge. After selecting it, the 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 network you want to connect to. (For example: 192.168.1.50).
  • Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1 (this example assumes your main FT router has IP address 192.168.1.1).
  • For Static DNS: use 192.168.1.1 (this example assumes your main FT router has IP address 192.168.1.1).


Advantages of media bridge (MB) mode compared to wireless ethernet bridge mode:

  • MB mode will work with SDK7 arm router like AC3200 / R8000 (wireless ethernet bridge not working/possible)
  • MB mode will work with SDK6 mips router like Asus RT-AC66U, D‑Link DIR‑865L, … (wireless ethernet bridge not working/possible)
  • MB mode will work with SDK6 arm router like Asus RT-AC68U, Netgear R7000, … (wireless ethernet bridge also possible)
  • IPv4 and IPv6 communication will work (wireless ethernet bridge is IPv4 communication only; Execption: SDK6 arm dual-core will allow IPv6)
media_bridge.txt · Last modified: 2021/10/05 13:15 by m_ars