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#196154 20-May-2016 23:58
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I have two Netcomm routers and one TP-Link TL-WR841N/ND v9 flashed with OpenWrt Chaos Calmer.




I want to connect them all in across thre stories. How do I chain them together. On Netcomm setup there is Wireless Bridge setup where you can select AP/Bridge and whitelist Mac address.




Is there a procedure to follow where you setup master/slave? 

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  #1556622 21-May-2016 00:48
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One will be the main dhcp/dns 'router' giving out ip's and directing traffic. All others must be set to AP or WifiExtender mode and effectively function as messengers passing the traffic on to the main Router.

Ideally all three should be connected by physical Ethernet cable as in repeater mode they will have half the throughput as they must alternate between listening and transmitting, (unless they are super efficient MIMO devices)

Ideally you need to say what your current setup is and what you wish to achieve.

Also the exact model numbers of the two 'netgear' routers as this will inform us of their capabilities and whether they will do what you aim to achieve also.



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  #1556802 21-May-2016 13:37
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Model numbers are already specified.


I think using OpenWrt as main router and two NetComms as extenders. What I am not sure is the procedure to chain them up.


Also OpenWrt router is crashing when switching from static IP to DHCP so I have to sort that one out first.


Another alternative is using first two NetComms, then OpenWrt at top floor. I remember using DD-WRT years ago to setup a repeater and that relatively straightforward, although bridging didn't work as apparently there are some hardware incompatibility (Atheros vs Qualcom or smth).




I guess what I am really looking for is people who managed to successfully bridge two NetComm routers.




Last night I've enabled bridge mode on of them which disabled the AP so I had to do a hard reset :)

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