What if the wireless effect of the home router is not good? Bridging a wireless router to increase the wireless range is a good way to enhance the signal. Let’s take TP-LINK as an example to demonstrate how to set up a bridging wireless router. I hope it will be helpful to you all.
If the home router wireless effect is not good, how to solve it? Or too far to find the signal? Many people will choose to bridge the wireless router to increase the wireless range and enhance the signal. Now let’s show you how to set up bridged wireless routers.
Step by step setting up wireless bridging
- Today’s routers are very intelligent, and now there are common TP-link routers on the market as a demonstration.
- First, after the first wireless router is set up, there is no need to change (the setting method is not described in detail here). The second router is connected to the LAN port of the router by a computer through a network cable, or to the initial wireless (no password) of the second router by a mobile phone. Firstly, after the first wireless router is set up, there is no password. There is no need to change after the line (the settings are not discussed here). The second router uses electricity to connect the computer with the LAN port of the router, or to connect the initial wireless (no password) of the second router with the mobile phone.
- In the browser address bar login router settings interface, commonly used for example 192.168.1.1. But the login name of each manufacturer is different, you need to check the router instructions.
- After login, the online settings are automatically acquired and wireless bridges are selected in the application or settings bar. Then pop up the nearby wireless list, select the network that needs to be bridged, and enter its login password.
- Then the system will automatically set the LAN port to different IP addresses of the same network segment. If the router does not have this function, you need to change it manually. (For example, the first router LAN IP is 172.16.32.1, and the bridged router LAN IP needs to be changed to 172.16.32.2).) A manual configuration of a “
- Then I will ask you if you need to change the wireless name and password to the same one. It doesn’t matter here. Here we change it to something different for the sake of being obvious.
- And then it’s done. This router can be connected to the Internet by switching on power as long as it is in the last wireless range.
- Let’s look at the DHCP settings again and find that the router is in (automatic selection) mode and the DHCP service is closed. This function needs to be turned off in bridge mode. If you don’t turn it off for you, you need to turn it off manually. Must!!!!!
What happens when the sub-routing DHCP is turned on
Generally speaking, the sub-routing in bridging mode automatically shuts down the DHCP server. It’s not impossible to turn it on. In a network, devices get addresses from the nearest DHCP server. But notice!!! Must be configured!
- The DHCP gateway of the secondary router must be changed to “LANip of the main router”. “Can’t be the lanip of the sub-routing”. Otherwise, you may not be able to access the Internet.
- And the DHCP address pool of the secondary route must be staggered from the main route. For example, the main route IP 3-100 sub-route 101-200. If the address pool is the same, if two devices may get the same IP address from two DHCP servers, there will be a conflict. Causes the Internet to be unable to access.
- The sub-routing DNS domain name resolution server fills in the same way as the main routing. So the default DHCP server can not be configured, which may lead to network failure. Therefore, in order to save time, the DHCP service of sub-routing is generally not opened.