Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-19-2010, 04:17 PM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: May 2009
Location: WV, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu, Amazon Linux
Posts: 1,830
Blog Entries: 21

Rep: Reputation: 119Reputation: 119
Operating router AP concurrently in bridge mode

Do any of the open source wireless router projects support operating a wireless box in bridge mode (e.g. acts as a client to an access point, allowing ethernet connected devices to reach the access point), or better yet, in concurrent bridge and AP mode?

My new network will consist of 2 wireless boxes. I prefer to use exactly the same box in each case (and buy a 3rd for backup and experimenting). One of them will be connected directly to the cable modem's ethernet handoff, and also to other devices nearby if needed (e.g. BR-DVD player that uses net access, etc). This one will be the AP for access to the internet. The 2nd box will be in the computer room. It needs to communicate wirelessly to the 1st box so it can reach the internet. It will then be connected to desktops and servers there. I also have a wireless print and prefer to have it use the 2nd box instead of the 1st box, since it will be close to the 2nd and far from the first.

I'm considering the D-Link DIR-825 dual band box. The fact that it is dual band may make it easy to do this kind of stuff (by making box 1 be AP at 5.8 GHz and box 2 be AP at 2.4 GHz)?

I wish I could use ad-hoc mode, but other devices (printer, laptops with a proprietary OS) will want to be in normal mode as a client, so I need at least a 2.4 GHz AP. Maybe the 5.8 GHz can be in ad-hoc mode?
Old 10-20-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Distribution: Mint-17.3 with Cinnamon & KDE
Posts: 1,530
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 103Reputation: 103
I'm trying to discover how to do this as well.

My situation looks like this:
{the internet} =z= [AP #1] =z= wire to resources
                           =z= wifi to resources
                           =z= wifi across-the-room

wifi across-the-room =z= [AP #2] =z= wire to resources
                                 =z= wifi to resources

{wifi resources} =z= access either AP while walk-about.
I've posted my own thread, but it is going nowhere. Maybe you have asked a better question.

~~~ 0;-Dan
Old 10-23-2010, 11:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Distribution: Mint-17.3 with Cinnamon & KDE
Posts: 1,530
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 103Reputation: 103
I found the following article
It seems like a good starting point to solve my original question.

~~~ 0;-Dan


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Full bridge mode modem/router giving timeout waiting for PADO. xtothat Linux - Networking 3 09-20-2011 03:04 PM
WiFi Router Netcomm NB504 -Configuring for Bridge mode -Advice required cgtueno Linux - Hardware 4 01-08-2010 11:45 PM
Cannot access Internet from Vmware guest : Cent O/S when adsl router is bridge mode kumvinod Linux - Networking 0 03-02-2009 11:42 AM
Router in bridge mode, fc6 Zyt3x Linux - Networking 4 08-25-2007 04:02 AM
ISP uses bridge mode - help required with new router kwacka Linux - Networking 3 01-06-2006 12:33 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration