Has anyone successfully wirelessly bridged to a Thomson TG585 from another router? If so please tell me how your routers are set up.
I have a Thomson TG585v8 from Telecom as my wireless modem/router.
I also have a TP-Link WR740N wireless router which I am attempting to bridge to the Thomson (wirelessly). My end goal is to have the TP-Link connected via Ethernet to my TV, console etc, and then the TP-Link bridging over to the Thomson and off to the intertubes.
The TP-Link has WDS but I understood the Thomson doesn’t (and both need to) so I flashed the TP-Link with dd-wrt so I could set up a bridge easily. (The dd-wrt had a couple of good wiki pages on how to set up a bridge using dd-wrt).
I’ve followed those instructions but the best I could get on the Thomson was a log saying the TP-Link (identified by the MAC address) could not authenticate.
- Setting wireless security to none, WEP, WPA and WPA2
- Dropping to Wireless G only
- Using Bridge instead of Client Bridge mode in dd-wrt on the TP-link
- Turning firewalls off
- Checking and rechecking I’ve got the keys right.
- Checking the SSID is the same on both routers
I assumed if the connection worked I could ping the Thomson (set up as 192.168.1.254) from a laptop ethernet connected to the TP-Link (192.168.1.6), but no, nothing, nada, zilch.
I’m thinking there’s something that needs doing on the Thomson but am now at a loss as to what.
My secondary goal is to be able to share my music collection through the TV. The music is on my PC which is connect via Ethernet to the Thomson. I’ve managed this already, but only by connecting the TV directly to the Thomson via a long Ethernet cable which I want to avoid).