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Setting up my R6400 in bridge mode.

tomas041857
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Setting up my R6400 in bridge mode.

I am trying to get my R6400 router in the bridge mode by following the directions of the manual and it does not seem to work. Is there something else that needs to be done before I go to the bridge mode. I do know that the ISP router modum has the same IP address as the R6400.

Thanks for any help.

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tomas041857
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Re: Setting up my R6400 in bridge mode.

Okay I have it figured out. It was a stupid thing like putting in the right password for the router.

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antinode
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Re: Setting up my R6400 in bridge mode.

> I am trying to get my R6400 router [...]

 

   "R6400"?  "R6400v2"?  Look at the product label.  Firmware version?

 

> [...] in the bridge mode by following the directions of the manual
> [...]

 

   Which "the directions", in which "the manual"?

 

   "trying"?  What, exactly, did you do?

 

> [...] and it does not seem to work.

 

   "seem"?  How, exactly, did you reach this conclusion?

 

   As usual, showing actual actions with their actual results (error
messages, LED indicators, ...) can be more helpful than vague
descriptions or interpretations.


> [...] Is there something else that needs to be done [...]

 

   Other than what?

 

> [...] I do know that the ISP router modum [...]

 

   What is your "the ISP router [modem]" (MOdulator/DEModulator)?

 

> [...] has the same IP address as the R6400.

 

   The R6400 should get a different LAN IP address when you configure it
in bridge mode.  (What else do you "know" that isn't so?)

 

   Does your (unspecified) "the ISP router [modem]" have something like
an "Attached Devices" or "DHCP Clients" report where the R6400-as-bridge
might be expected to appear?  Does it appear there?

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Re: Setting up my R6400 in bridge mode.


@tomas041857 wrote:

I am trying to get my R6400 router in the bridge mode....

 


What does bridge mode mean in this context? The term can describe various scenarios, including using a device with "WDS" (Wireless Distribution System) as a wifi repeater. I see no suggestion that this is possible with R6400s.

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tomas041857
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Re: Setting up my R6400 in bridge mode.

Okay I have it figured out. It was a stupid thing like putting in the right password for the router.
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dmuir
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Re: Setting up my R6400 in bridge mode.

Bridge mode pretty obviously refers to the entry in chapter 10 of the R6400 user manual entitled "Set Up the Router in Bridge Mode." The intent is to wirelessly connect a second router in a different room to the main router so that non-wifi devices can connect to the second router by ethernet and thus access the LAN when they would otherwise be unable to do so without a bunch of dongles. I asked a very similar question a number of months ago and received very similar "whater you talkin bout" responses which helped not at all. It's right there in the user manual. In my case the bridge mode worked initially but quit after about a week. I could not find any assistance anywhere so eventually gave up. Sorry I can't help, Tomas. Hope you have better luck.

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@dmuir wrote:

Hope you have better luck.

 


He fixed it. See the message you answered.

 

 

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