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 ====== Wireless Ethernet Bridge Mode ====== ====== Wireless Ethernet Bridge Mode ======
  
-Wireless Ethernet Bridge is an easy way to expand your network without the need to run a long Ethernet cable between your devices. Wireless Ethernet Bridge is not available for all routers supporting FreshTomato, but there's Media Bridge that can serve as an alternative.((Support for Media Bridge mode is available starting with release 2021.6.\\+Wireless Ethernet Bridge is an easy way to expand your network without the need to run a long Ethernet cable between your devices. Wireless Ethernet Bridge is not available for all routers supporting FreshTomato, but there's Media Bridge that can serve as an alternative.(( 
 +Support for Media Bridge mode is available starting with release 2021.6.\\    
   * 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 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 MIPS routers like the Asus RT-AC66U, D‑Link DIR‑865L, (Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode is not working/not possible).
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-While it is not recommended to use Virtual Wireless interface along side the physical interface set to Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode, it might still work whereas it is not possible in Media Bridge mode. An other important point is that some routers can't handle IPv6 traffic while in Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode.((Wireless Ethernet Bridge allows only IPv4, except for SDK6 ARM dual-core routers will allow IPv6.+While it is not recommended to use Virtual Wireless interface along side the physical interface set to Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode, it might still work whereas it is not possible in Media Bridge mode. An other important point is that some routers can't handle IPv6 traffic while in Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode.(( 
 +Wireless Ethernet Bridge allows only IPv4, except for SDK6 ARM dual-core routers will allow IPv6.
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   - Navigate to //Basic > Network//, then in the //IP Address// box of the //LAN// section, give the router an unused IP address in the same subnet as the primary router but outside of the DHCP range of your network. For this guide, we will use //192.168.1.2//. Then, uncheck the DHCP checkbox and click //OK//. Then **save** your settings!   - Navigate to //Basic > Network//, then in the //IP Address// box of the //LAN// section, give the router an unused IP address in the same subnet as the primary router but outside of the DHCP range of your network. For this guide, we will use //192.168.1.2//. Then, uncheck the DHCP checkbox and click //OK//. Then **save** your settings!
   - Now you will need to use //192.168.1.2// to access the secondary router. Navigate back to //Basic > Network// and set the settings of the interface that match the primary router Wifi network you want to bridge (i.e., 2.4GHz or 5GHz) with:   - Now you will need to use //192.168.1.2// to access the secondary router. Navigate back to //Basic > Network// and set the settings of the interface that match the primary router Wifi network you want to bridge (i.e., 2.4GHz or 5GHz) with:
-      * Wireless Mode: Wireless Ethernet Bridge +    * Wireless Mode: Wireless Ethernet Bridge 
-      * Wireless Network Mode: Auto +    * Wireless Network Mode: Auto 
-      * SSID: WlanSSID_you_want_to_connect_to (i.e., the primary router Wifi SSID) +    * SSID: WlanSSID_you_want_to_connect_to (i.e., the primary router Wifi SSID) 
-      * Channel: Auto or must match the primary router setting +    * Channel: Auto or must match the primary router setting 
-      * Channel Width: Must match the primary router setting +    * Channel Width: Must match the primary router setting 
-      * Control Sideband: Must match the primary router setting +    * Control Sideband: Must match the primary router setting 
-      * Security: Must match the primary router setting (usually WPA2 Personal) +    * Security: Must match the primary router setting (usually WPA2 Personal) 
-      * Encryption: Must match the primary router setting (usually AES) +    * Encryption: Must match the primary router setting (usually AES) 
-      * Shared Key: WlanPassword_you_want_to_connect_to (i.e., the passphrase of the primary router Wifi) +    * Shared Key: WlanPassword_you_want_to_connect_to (i.e., the passphrase of the primary router Wifi) 
-      * Group Key Renewal: Must match the primary router setting (usually 3600 seconds)+    * Group Key Renewal: Must match the primary router setting (usually 3600 seconds)
   - **Save** your settings! Then, still in //Basic > Network//, in the //LAN// section set:   - **Save** your settings! Then, still in //Basic > Network//, in the //LAN// section set:
-      * Default Gateway: Must be the primary router IP address, for this guide let use //192.168.1.1// +    * Default Gateway: Must be the primary router IP address, for this guide let use //192.168.1.1// 
-      * Static DNS: Can be the primary router IP address, for this guide let use //192.168.1.1//+    * Static DNS: Can be the primary router IP address, for this guide let use //192.168.1.1// 
 +    * 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)
   - **Save** one last time and you're done! You should now have a working Wireless Ethernet Bridge! Don't forget to set your computer back to it's previous network settings.   - **Save** one last time and you're done! You should now have a working Wireless Ethernet Bridge! Don't forget to set your computer back to it's previous network settings.
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wireless_ethernet_bridge.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/07 09:39 by m_ars