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Posted 06 March 2016 - 07:50 PM
Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:01 AM
From what I'm reading you only have the Verizon router. You need another router if you're putting that one in bridge mode, that's what bridge mode is for, to allow you to use your own router.
Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:30 AM
Edited by Jasonbeach, 07 March 2016 - 07:34 AM.
Posted 07 March 2016 - 10:46 AM
Do you have a cable between the AP and the router?
How is the AP connected to the router?
Bridging the AP is the wrong approach imo. Usually you select repeater and assign the AP a non dhcp ip in the routers subnet so you can manage it. After that dhcp flows through the ap from the router tying every one into the same lan.
Posted 07 March 2016 - 10:52 AM
I'm trying to connect the AP and the router wirelessly. With the location of them and our small kids, running a cat 5e cable between the two of them is not really possible.
From what I can tell bridging takes two physically distinct LANs and connects them wirelessly as though they were connected with a cat 5e cable, which is what I want to do.
Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:00 PM
Problem here is the Verizon router would have to support AP in bridge mode. If it did you would lose your wifi access since it would be dedicated to the wifi bridge connection.
I suspect you need to buy another AP so you can bridge them. This means one connected to your switch and one to the Verizon router.
I would have gone with powerline adapters which use the electrical wiring in your house.
What most miss is if they can't get a wifi signal at one end of the house putting in a wifi repeater in that location isn't going to help. You can't repeat a poor signal. Placement would be midway so as to get a strong signal. This could negate your desire of bridging wirelessly.
Edited by Wand3r3r, 07 March 2016 - 12:21 PM.
Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:32 PM
I'm with Wand3r3r, you want to extend, not bridge. Put the router back to where it was, in routing mode. You want to make all of the changes on the AP.
You want to configure your AP to Bridge with AP, page 8 of the manual Wand3r3r linked.
Edited by Kilroy, 07 March 2016 - 12:32 PM.
Posted 07 March 2016 - 05:11 PM
Maybe I'm not using the right terminology. I haven't made any changes to the Verizon router. When configuring the access point, I did set it up in the Bridge mode with AP-- then because they didn't seem to be connecting I changed the IP address on the access point to be in the same subnet as the router.
Also, WIFI signal strength is good from one end of the apartment to the other.
I will try the WDS repeater mode when I get home tonight--if that doesn't work maybe I will look at the powerline adapters and just chuck the access point.
Posted 08 March 2016 - 09:07 AM
So I went home and tried various different modes - WDS Repeater, Universal Repeater, and finally client mode to no avail. However once in client mode I started looking at the IP addresses of the iMac, the NAS and my printer and discovered they were all still on the 192.168.0 subnet. I forced the iMac and the printer to renew their DCHP lease which bumped them over to the correct 192.168.1 subnet. The NAS was configured with a static IP address - I changed it so it would take DHCP assigned IP and it bumped over to the correct subnet as well. So as near as I can tell everything is working as it should. I'm not sure if removing the static IP address from the NAS will cause other issues, but if it does it's easy enough to go back to a static IP on the correct subnet.
So as near as I can tell the problem was that since iMac and printer didn't have a hard wired connection to the router (and I wasn't using their WIFI), they couldn't connect to the access point (which was on a different subnet) to contact the DHCP server to get an updated IP address. I may go back and try other modes on the access point now that everything is on the same subnet, but at least for now everything seems to be working.
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