Hi people, wondering if someone can help me with a wifi matter.
I have a wifi access point which is connected by cable to my primary wifi/internet router. This works perfectly fine in 'Access Point" mode, and by having two separate SSID names and passwords I effectively have two different wifi networks running.
What I would like to do is have the two wifi components talk to each other wirelessly ("bridge"?), so that I can have the access point in a more remote location, which then would connect to another computer by cable.
I see that the access point has other modes such as - AP Client; Wireless Bridge; Multiple Bridge; and Repeat Mode, but none seem to work for me when I connect the access point to another computer.
Both AP Client and Repeat Modes allow for a scan of the 'Remote AP SSID' and pick up my wifi router with its correct SSID, channel, and password no problem. The primary wifi/internet router also sees the access point as an attached device.
For the trials I have MAC turned off on both units, but either nothing happens or access to the access point freezes.
Any comments, views, opinions would be most welcome.
Because many are just rebadging a generic product - a factory in china can be making 10 different brands of access point, which all have the same insides. This means there is more compatibility between brands but its generally not the case with the big ones like d-link, tp-link and cisco/linksys.
I would suggest going with ethernet to powerline converters. Then plug your access point at the remote end into it. Set your SSID to be the same, on different channels, and same security and your computers can seamlessly roam between them.
the powerline adapters generally also run faster than wifi - an accesspoint with good signal transmitting or recieving at 54mbit is really only doing 22mbit since half of it is 802.11 protocol overhead.
Otherwise try and get the same model of AP - i have never trusted netgear bridging and do it that way.