I have the Linksys connected to the internet and providing wireless access for a number of devices in my house.
Upstairs in my office I have a network printer which I want to use with my desktop (desktop connected via the Linksys) and allow printer access to other users in the house. As the Linksys is not near me and I don’t want to plug the printer into my desktop to avoid having to turn it on when others want to share this printer I had a spare wireless modem / router that I decided I would use Wireless Bridging. I am also keen to have a NAS in my office that I would like to connect via a LAN port on the Belkin, hence why I want a local Enternet hub.
Sooooo, I decided that using the Belkin (4 port Wireless ADSL modem / router) was the best way to go and I did a bit of reading up and after live chatting with Linksys support I did the following:
Set the Belkin Wireless settings the same as the Linksys which included:
Same SSID network name:
Same Network Mode: Mixed
Same Standard Channel: 11
Same Security Mode: WPA2-Personal
Same Pre-Shared Key: **********
Same Wireless MAC Filter Setting: Disabled
On the Belkin I set up the Wireless Bridge which meant putting the MAC Address of the Linksys into the bridging configuration.
I am using static IP addresses and changed the Belkin's default IP address to a static IP from that range (Linksys is using it's standard 192.168.1. I did this on the basis that I would need to assign an IP address on the printer that is in the same range as every other device. For example, Static IP Range is 192.168.1.100 - 200. Belkin IP address is 192.168.1.200 and printer is 192.168.1.199. Other devices IP range from 100 to 120.
So to test if this is working, I plugged a laptop (first with a static IP address and then set to dynamic, without making any changes to the Belkin) via a lan cable into the Belkin with the expectation of being able to browse the web, via the Belkin, bridged to the Linksys, but to no avail.
This is the first time I have attempted this and would appreciate any assistance.