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Re: AX5300 - Bridge Mode

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AX5300 - Bridge Mode

Hi,

I factory reset my AX 5300. I’m trying to setup the 5300 in bridge mode to be used wirelessly as an access point elsewhere in the house. When I go into advanced
Settings and select Vlan / Bridge mode, I select bridge mode and 5g, however that’s it, it does not give me the option to select the main network I want to connect to.

Any help?
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Re: AX5300 - Bridge Mode


@Help101234 wrote:

I factory reset my AX 5300. I’m trying to setup the 5300 in bridge mode to be used wirelessly as an access point elsewhere in the house.

Which one? AX 5300 is not a reliable guide to model number. Many devices come with an AX tag, but it is essentially a label that Netgear, and other brands, attach to hardware to describe wifi speeds.

 

Look at the label on the device for the model number.

 

Bridge mode and access point are different things. An Access point is when the second router is wired to the main router.

 

Bridge mode also has different meanings depending on the devices involved.

 

If you mean as a wireless repeater, not all routers have that mode. That is nothing to do with Vlan / Bridge mode.

 

 

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Thank you for the reply @michaelkenward.

The new AX router I purchased is model RAX49.

 

I have an older model, nighthawk R8500 that is my primary and works fine.

 

I am attempting to setup the RAX49 wirelessly to the R8500 elsewhere in the house to hook up my NAS.  Using Ethernet is not an option.  

 

I prefer to use the R8500 as my main router as everything is already hooked up and working, however if the RAX49 does not allow for what I am trying to achieve, I noticed the R8500 has, -> use other operation mode -> enable bridge mode -> setup bridge mode wireless settings.   Perhaps I have to make the RAX49 my primary router and use the R8500 as my remote bridge?

 

I have never created or used a bridge before so I am new to this.

 

Thank you. 

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@Help101234 wrote:

 

I have an older model, nighthawk R8500 that is my primary and works fine.

 

That supports Bridge Mode as you understand it.

 

 

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@michaelkenward thank you.  

 

Doesn’t sound like the RAX49 supports bridge mode, correct?

 

Thank you for helping me out. 

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@Help101234 wrote:

 

Doesn’t sound like the RAX49 supports bridge mode, correct?


Check the manual.

 

Visit the support pages:

Support | NETGEAR

Feed in your model number and check the documentation for your hardware.

Bridge mode is not that common these days.

 

 

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