does wifi bridge mode require another Netgear router? or existing DSL router ok?
I'm trying to use the R6400 to connect to an existing wireless network (my ISP provided home DSL modem w/ wireless) to use in bridge mode. I'd like to connect a wired device's ethernet cable to the R6400 for internet access, with the R6400 bridged to my router. basically, I have a device that requires wired connection I'd like to use in my garage without running an ethernet cable.
does the R6400 require a Netgear "smart router" to pair with for this type of setup to work? or is it possible to use my existing ISP provided router?
I've attempted to make it work with no success and after re-reading the manual (pg. 129) I notice it says a "smart router" is required (see attached image).
any advice is much appreciated. thank you!
Re: does wifi bridge mode require another Netgear router? or existing DSL router ok?
> [...] R6400 [...]
Not R6400v2? Look at the product label. Firmware version?
> [...] my ISP provided home DSL modem w/ wireless [...]
Not a very detailed description of anything. Maker? Model?
> does the R6400 require a Netgear "smart router" to pair with for this
> type of setup to work?
Define "smart router"? Most likely, the fellow who created the User
Manual did a copy+paste of a convenient picture/caption. All you should
need is a main router which offers some compatible wireless network.
> I've attempted to make it work with no success [...]
Not a useful problem description. It does not say what you did. It
does not say what happened when you did it. As usual, showing actual
actions (commands) with their actual results (error messages, LED
indicators, ...) can be more helpful than vague descriptions or
When you did whatever you did, did your (unspecified) "my ISP
provided home DSL modem w/ wireless" show the R6400-as-bridge in what
Netgear would call an Attached Devices report?
> [...] a device that requires wired connection [...]
Any hints on that device? What can it tell you about its