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Old 09-06-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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DLINK 624 Router as Access Point

Does any body know how to Set up a wireless Bridge between two DI-624 Routers, in other words I want to use the secondary as an Access Point......


This is what Dlink provides but it doesn't work for me...

Use router as Access Point / Switch

It is STRONGLY recommended that you do not use 2 routers. You may want to return it and purchase an access point (wireless) or a hub/switch.

To use your router as an access point only, please follow the steps below:

Router A is the router you want to use as the router - connected to the modem.
Router B is the router you want to use an access point or switch.

Step 1 Do not use the WAN port on router B.

Step 2 Depending on your network setup, you may need to change the LAN IP address of router B. The default is If you are using another router, DHCP server, or Internet connection sharing software, change the LAN IP address of the router to an IP in your subnet ( The LAN IP address must be static.

Step 3 Disable DHCP on router B. To disable DHCP, go into the routers configuration > Home > DHCP. Click Disable and then click apply.

To view the FAQ on how to set your IP address statically please visit:
Old 09-06-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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you can use a router like the dlink 624 as an access point - as described in the instructions you copied from dlink. This would be if you wanted to, say, use your wireless laptop in your house but you already have a router/firewall setup and don't need those features of the router box.

You CANNOT use such a router as a wireless bridge. they just aren't designed to provide that functionality... you either have to buy an expensive wireless bridge box, or buy wireless adapters for whatever you want to be wireless. You can build a wireless bridge by putting wifi & ethernet cards in the same machine, and with either linux or windows creating the bridge.

SO to recap,
you can do this:

wireless device -----wifi----> dlink 624 ----ethernet-----> another router ----cable modem(?)----> internet

you CANNOT do this:
wired device(s) ---eth---->dlink 624 ---wifi----> dlink 624 #2 ---cable modem----> internet
Old 09-07-2004, 09:03 PM   #3
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Hey netopia,
Thanks for help....

So you say I can build a wireless bridge by putting wifi & ethernet cards in the same machine:

internet --->Cable modem--->wifi router--->{wifi adapter (receives internet signal)+ethernet card (sends signal to--->#2 router

Do you have any idea how I would manage to get the ethernet card to work as the access point to the second router?


Ok, thanks, I got it to work ..using this


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