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# 81137 8-Apr-2011 16:50
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Hi all

I try to find out how to get two wifi access points to handshake without a cable connection between them?

Any body know how this done?



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  # 456799 8-Apr-2011 16:53
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Not all APs can do this - WDS.
What is the make/model of them?

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  # 456804 8-Apr-2011 17:06
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I think you want to google "bridging mode" - but whether your gear supports that is another issue - but presumably you can find out. Cant say I have ever done it - but have heard of it.

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  # 456846 8-Apr-2011 20:10
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I set up 2 access points to bridge by setting 1 as a normal access point and 1 in client mode, which just joins like a wireless laptop would to the other access point - the client mode passes all tcp traffic to a connected computer or switch. It seems to be a hell of a lot more stable than the bridge mode was - maybe cause they are not trying to authenticate with each other, but mearly the client is only authenticating with the master.

This was with TP Link gear, so it might be different terminology if its a different brand.

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  # 456864 8-Apr-2011 21:27
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Have set this up between a Linksys & TP Link routers. Isn't hard to do, Google is your friend.

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  # 457056 9-Apr-2011 19:03
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The main router is a TP LINK  54 Mbps Wireless G router and the other one is a D-Link wireless N 150 Home router


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  # 457111 9-Apr-2011 22:15
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I doubt that will work. Dlink and tplink are different brands and wds bridging isnt officially compatible between brands.
I have never had any luck getting a dlink to bridge except for the ones that have the AP, Repeat or Client mode switch on the back.

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  # 457138 9-Apr-2011 23:23
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If current firmware does not allow u to do bridge mode between two routers, use dd-wrt. That's what I did for number of dir-300, dir-615 and asus wl-520gc :)

asus works from the box. but for dlinks I needed to flash firmware and everything worksed perfect after :) - good starting point.

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  # 457157 10-Apr-2011 07:05
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Whats the model number of each unit?

Does the TP-Link have client mode for the wireless? If so, set the D-Link up as a standard wireless router, then set the TP-Link's wireless up in client mode, put in the wireless details to connect to the D-Link as you would any other computer, then you should be good to go.

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