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Can AC1450 Bridge Mode provide a WiFi connection?

Gregski
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Can AC1450 Bridge Mode provide a WiFi connection?

I have successfuly connected my Netgear AC1450 router to my Linksys EA7500 in Bridge Mode using the 5GHz band, and I am able to hard wire my Windows Servers to the Netgear AC1450 and get Internet access and all Networking is fine, however can I stil utilize the 2.4GHz band like I can if I use a second Linksys EA8500 router?

 

Under the BASIC tab \ Attached Devices there appears to be a Wireless Devices (Wireless intruders also show up here) section which leads me to believe wireless devices should be able to connect to the Netgear device.

 

Now why would I insist upon that, well my main router is upstairs on a different floor and when I did some speed tests it is much faster to connect from a computer downstairs to the Netgear (also downstairs) on it's 2.4 GHz band, then go router to router on the 5 GHz band, than it is to go from my computer directly upstairs all on the 2.4 GHz

Model: AC1450|802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Smart WiFi router
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antinode
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Re: Can AC1450 Bridge Mode provide a WiFi connection?

> [...] can I stil utilize the 2.4GHz band like I can if I use a second
> Linksys EA8500 router?

 

   I believe not.  My understanding of Bridge Mode on these routers is
what the picture in the User Manual shows, namely, a wireless connection
to the main router, and wired connections to client devices.  Rubbing
its tummy with its 2.4GHz radio while patting its head with its 5GHz
radio is, I believe, beyond its ability.

 

> [...] which leads me to believe wireless devices should be able to
> connect to the Netgear device.

 

   It leads me to believe that they left that heading unchanged when the
mode was changed.

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