Now you need to find the name of your primary network and click on the Join button next to it. Note that you don't actually need to fill in the SSID field it will be done automatically when we complete step 6 , but for reference it will need to have the exact same SSID as your primary network. This is a setup known as cross-band, and it can actually have some significant performance benefits over the virtual SSID model in the guide above.
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Hopefully it should note that you've successfully joined the network as a client. Under the main router setup pane you'll see a button to Add a Virtual Interface. We do this by creating a virtual wireless interface with a separate SSID from the firmwarr network.
This is a setup known as cross-band, and it can actually have some significant performance benefits over the virtual SSID model in the guide above.
Click on the Wireless Security tab.
When you want to connect to this router, rather than the primary one, you'll connect to this SSID. The only thing you need to do here is give it a new SSID, one that's different from the main network. It's here that we'll be configuring it as a router bridge. It's very simple to set up. It can be the same as or different from your primary wireless network.
For example, if your main router's IP address that's the IP address you use to access firmwarf admin interface is Some of the now irrelevant fields will disappear.
We still have to extend the network. In a dual-band router, the second band is the 5GHz band, and not all mobile devices support it.
Follow steps 1 through 6. Essentially, this router is talking to your primary router over wireless, which is what we were after. Then click on Wireless Security, and just as you did for the Virtual Interface in step 8 give it a password.
DD-WRT, in case you missed it, is an open source router firmware de-wrt, replacing the factory firmware that your router came with an adding a whole repeatwr of features. It's used for range extension: Note that you don't actually need to fill in the SSID field it will be done automatically when we complete step 6but for reference it will need to have the exact same SSID as your primary network.
Simply set the second band up with the Wireless Mode as regular AP access point. Of course, your client devices need to be able to talk to this second band.
Down ifrmware bottom you'll see a button: But what if you have a dual band router? Now you need to find the name of your primary network and click on the Join button next to it.
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In addition, the router can serve as a bridge. To fimrware up the router as an extender and a wired-to-wireless bridge, just follow these steps: Note that if you want to log onto the admin console again, you'll have to use its new IP address This will set up a our second "virtual" wireless network. It's absolutely possible to set it up so that one band connects back to the main router, while the other provides the extended network.
This is the one that you'll connect to if you want to connect to the extender rather than the primary router. If your mobiles only work in the 2.
Click on the Wireless tab. Click on Save and Apply. A wireless repeater takes the signals from your main wireless network repeats them on another. Remember we need to secure the "virtual" wireless network as well.