Difference between a client router and a client bridge

Gateway / Mx6436
February 15, 2013 at 16:26:45
Specs: Windows XP, 1.794 GHz / 1370 GB Ram
What are the differences between the two?

I am looking to connect to a main router that will provide the internet access and am hoping to find the right device that will allow me to connect to it with wireless and yet have access to its internet connection using wireless (with firewall, DHCP server, and the ability to create a new network with the new device)?

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February 15, 2013 at 16:57:03
What exactly are you trying to do?

you cannot use a router to connect to the Internet via Wireless and use it to make you own wireless network. It is just not possible with any kind of router.

A wireless router in normal Gateway mode act as a host for a local wireless network.

In bridge mode is is client for some other wireless network. In those circumstances you need to connect another router in gateway mode via wire if you want your own wireless network. It wireless router cannot be both client and host simultaneously.


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March 6, 2013 at 18:13:20
This is sold in Europe and I am guessing that because of the amount of people in such a small area that the demand for such a device is more than the average North American.

D Link DAP 1160.

Its not what I use but it is an example that there is a device that will accomplish such a setup.

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March 7, 2013 at 07:35:06
You shouldn't have started a whole new thread. You should have continued with this question in your other thread.

But, since you have....

If I'm reading this, and the other thread correctly, you already have a SOHO Router in place that provides bother wired and wireless access to the network. You wish to connect a second router to the first via wireless. Is this correct?

If it is, then one of the two routers in question will need to be connected in "bridge" mode and the second router configured with TCP/IP settings that are in the same subnet as the first router.

If this is what you're after, do not come back here and ask us for a detailed guide to doing this. That's what manuals and your brain are for. The chances of any of the regular helpers here having done this setup with the exact equipment you're using is somewhere between slim and nonexistent. So you're either going to have to figure it out yourself, or if you can't, hire a qualified professional to help you.

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