How to Use a Wireless Router as a Bridge

Use Wireless Router as a Bridge

In a computer network, a bridge is a networking device that allows creating a single network by connecting different separate networks. Routers that have the capability to act as a bridge can be configured so that it will enable a router to establish connections with other routers and thereby expand the territory of the network. While setting up a wireless router as a bridge with another router, it acts as an access point to the primary router. Follow the below given how to use a wireless router as a bridge instructions to act router as bridge.

how to use a wireless router as a bridge

How To Setup A Router As A Bridge 

Setting up a wireless router as a bridge connects two or more computer networks into a single network. In order to set up one of your wireless routers as a bridge, proceed with the how to use a wireless router as a bridge steps below.

  • To set up the router as a bridge, first check whether the router is capable of acting as a bridge. Mostly, all the modern-day routers have the functionality of Bridge mode. This functionality allows the router to act as a bridge by making the required settings in the router's web interface menu.
  • In case the router doesn't have the bridge mode, then still it can be set up as a bridge with the assistance of DD-WRT, which replaces the firmware of the router with bridging capability.
  • Now, open the web browser on your computer and navigate to your primary router's configuration page.
  • On the configuration page, make a note of the wireless settings of the primary router.
  • Then, connect the router you wish to use as a bridge with your computer.
  • On the web browser, open this bridge router's configuration page.

Setup Linksys Router As A Bridge

The Linksys wireless router can be set up as a bridge with its Bridge Mode capability. But once the Bridge Mode is enabled in the Linksys router setup, it will not function as a router until it is configured to do so. Follow the how to use a wireless router as a bridge steps given below to make your Linksys router to function as a bridge.

Note:To setup Linksys router as a bridge, the Linksys Connect software feature won't work. In the router ha been configured using the Linksys Connect software, then it is recommended to reset your router to factory defaults by holding the Reset button for about 30 seconds.

TP-Link Router Bridge Mode

To set up your Tp-link ADSL router in bridge mode, proceed with the below how to use a wireless router as a bridge instructions. These configuration instructions are applicable to the following Tp-link routers.