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Using a seperate router to make a bridged connection
So I have a quick question for all you wifi geeks
I have a main wireless router (clearly)
BUT! I aquired another router, just a mid range bog standard one!
I am wondering if I could configure it to be used as a bridge between my main router and my system? To say, for instance to make my connecion stronger or set bridged connections within my VMs?
I am running Kali Linux (Debian based) by the way
Hope i explained well enough
- Join Date
- Dec 2013
- Victoria, B.C. Canada
I use at bridge to give better reach in part of my house. If the router has a bridge mode then you might be able simply set the switch and do the configuration. If it doesn't have a bridge mode then DD-WRT may work for you. You change the firmware to DD-WRT and then configure away. There are challenges but it worked fine (and continues to work) for me.
DD-WRT Tutorial 3: Building a Wireless Bridge
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- Oct 2006
In other terms you are looking for a "repeater". I just installed one in my home that links its WAN side to my existing router wirelessly and extends the SAME SSID to the other parts of the house. Works like a charm.
Perhaps you could look at various router specs to see if the config supports "Repeater" mode. My main router is an Asus RT-N66U and my remote is and Asus RT-N10P. As soon as I selected repeater mode it searched for available Wifi networks, I selected mine, it asked for the passphrase and then it configured itself. Then I needed only to plug in into an AC outlet in the area where it was needed. Easy peasy.
Good luck. BTW - I purchased my spare from Newegg for (with rebates $4.99) and its B,G & N compatible.
This was extremely useful! Thanks so much!