Saturday, 13 July 2013 18:26
Connect Two Wireless Router Wirelessly ( Bridge ) using TL-MR3020
Explains how to bridge network using two wireless routers, the first (Host) router is configure as Access Point & the second router (TL-MR3020) is configure as Client mode. Same method should apply to all other OpenWRT routers as well.
- Host router configure as Access Point. If you already setup a wireless internet connection in your house, usually your modem is configured as Access Point mode.
- A working OpenWRT on TP-LINK TL-MR3020 Portable 3G/4G Wireless N Router
The routers is configure as two different subnet, assume using settings below as the example.
- Host router IP: 192.168.1.1
- Host router subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 or 255.255.0.0 if you want to access 192.168.0.x from 192.168.1.x
- Host router SSID: ABC
- Client router IP: 192.168.0.1
- Client router subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
- Open up a browser and navigate 192.168.1.1 (TL-MR3020 IP is 192.168.1.1 when flashing with OpenWRT)
- Login to TL-MR3020 router & follow step below to complete the setup
WPA passphrase must same as host router passpharse
The network segment must be diffrent when using with client mode
Click on Save & Apply will reboot TL-MR3020, connect an ethernet cable to your computer, you are ready to use the internet now.
Add a virtual interface (SSID) so that other clients (devices) is able to connect to TL-MR3020 wirelessly
Viewing wireless network connectin from Windows XP