SmallNetBuilder Forums
Go Back   SmallNetBuilder Forums > Wireless Networking > ASUS Wireless > ASUS N Routers & Adapters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-20-2011, 08:34 PM
asgallant asgallant is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
asgallant is just starting out
Default set up RT-N56U as wireless bridge w/out WDS

I was using an old PC with a Linksys card, running Red Hat, as a wireless bridge from the Verizon router on the other side of my house, but that PC went up in smoke. I got an ASUS RT-N56U and am trying to set it up as a wireless bridge without using the WDS protocol (the Verizon router doesn't support it). Does anyone know how to set up a bridge connection like this?

I had previously connected the PC to the router as a wireless client, and shared the connection on a 4-port gigabit ethernet card with the other PCs on this side of the house.

I'd rather not have to invest in another router to make this work.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-22-2011, 02:19 AM
stevech stevech is offline
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 4,782
Thanks: 1
Thanked 345 Times in 333 Posts
stevech is just starting out
Default

I don't see that the ASUS has a bridge mode. Most consumer WiFi routers cannot be bridges. They can be an access point.

There are bridges (WiFi to ethernet) aplenty, under $75.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-25-2011, 11:29 AM
Grandal Grandal is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Grandal is just starting out
Default

I would like to know the answer to this question as well. I was about to pull the trigger on this router as well, but I read that it does not have a client bridge mode (AND only supports bridging with other ASUS brand routers). This is a deal breaker for my intended use, and I read that the Cisco E4200 supports both (and now has a DD-WRT release).
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-29-2011, 12:14 PM
lamadanu lamadanu is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lamadanu is just starting out
Thumbs up client mode on rt-n56u

there is a client bridge mode on rt-n56u. Although there is no link to the survey page on the router gui go can go there by 192.168.1.1/survey.asp or wharever your router ip is.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-29-2011, 11:50 PM
corndog corndog is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 174
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corndog is just starting out
Default

Actually it seems there is NOT a client bridge mode on the RT-N56U. It does AP, WDS, and Hybrid AP/WDS, but doesn't do client bridge, sadly.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-30-2011, 12:07 AM
corndog corndog is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 174
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corndog is just starting out
Default

Just to make sure, I also tried upgrading to the <shiver> beta firmware. No client bridge mode in that one either...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:29 PM.


Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  364
L&LD  169
azazel1024  161
stevech  133
ChristineBCW  121
john9527  116
hggomes  84
dirtyclyde  67
TonyH  64
4Leaf  55
RMerlin  5890
stevech  344
john9527  303
ryzhov_al  274
TeHashX  230
L&LD  225
RogerSC  195
sinshiva  146
joegreat  126
sfx2000  124
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  36818
Old Shellshock...  23914
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  19878
Old Does...  12511
Old T-Mobile...  10065
Old Most stable...  7217
Old RT-AC87R (U)...  6242
Old RT-N66U...  6222
Old Can't trust...  4073
Old New...  3154
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  178
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  89
Old Does...  72
Old Antenna...  62
Old T-Mobile...  61
Old RT-AC87R (U)...  42
Old Most stable...  37
Old Simple NAS...  37
Old USB N...  37
Old Shellshock...  31


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006-2014 Pudai LLC All Rights Reserved.