Bridging two networks enables you to transfer the data between the networks. You can bridge two different networks, like Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Two routers are required to set up the bridge mode. One router works as a normal router while the other works in the bridge mode. The router in the bridge mode can access a high-speed Wi-Fi network. One way to use the bridge mode setup is to extend the network to far away devices. You can connect the main router (A) near the modem and then position the router (B) in the bridge mode in a different place where you want to provide fast networking access. Read more on the Netgear router bridge mode setup.
Step-1: Learn routers Wi-Fi settings
Before connecting the two routers, know the Wi-Fi settings, wireless security mode, frequency, and
wireless network name of both the routers.
Step-2: Enable the Bridge mode
- Connect the computer to the router B and open the web browser.
- Access the login page of router B by entering the router login website URL.
- Enter the default user name and password to log in to the configuration page.
- Go to the Advanced panel, select Advanced Setup from the left panel, and choose Wireless Bridge.
- The Wireless Bridge page appears on the screen.
- Tick the Enable Bridge Mode's checkbox and then click the 'Setup Bridge Mode Wireless Settings' button.
- Next, select the wireless network frequency, enter the network name, and choose a security option.
- Input the same network password as that of the wireless router A network to remember easily.
- Click the Apply button to save the settings.
- The router A settings are saved, and you can view it under Advanced wireless settings.
- Check if all the entries are correct under Advanced wireless settings and click Apply.
- Now, the router is successfully configured as Bridge.
- Follow the above steps to configure Netgear router bridge mode setup.