How to Convert D-Link Wireless Router into Bridge Mode?

Do you know how to connect two different LANs in two adjacent buildings to connect via wireless?

You require a wireless router in bridge mode to connect two LANs via WiFi.

This article is about steps to convert the D-Link Wireless Router into Bridge mode.

Let us check the Network Diagram.

In this tutorial, I will teach you how to configure the D-Link wireless router in bridge mode to communicate with another WiFi router and connect two LAN networks.

The network diagram is like this. One router is in Access Point or wireless router mode, but the second router is in bridge mode.

D-Link Router Bridge Mode

Let us check how to put a D-link router into bridge mode. How does it work differently from normal?

The D-link device in the bridge mode accepts a point to point communication only.

It is important to remember that once we change the D-Link router into bridge mode, it will not connect to other WiFi clients, and its Internet port also will be disabled.

Every device connected to the Ethernet ports of the D-link router will connect to the WiFi from the first router.

Steps to Configure D-Link Wireless Router in Bridge Mode

How do you bridge two Dlink wireless routers?

A simple change in the setup page will turn your Dlink router into bridge mode.

To do it, follow the step-by-step instructions with the pictures provided below.

  1. Enable Router Bridge Mode:

    1. Type on the Browser address bar, and press the Enter key.

      • Username: admin

      • Password: Leave this field blank (no password).

      • Click the Login button.

    2. Click on Manual Internet Connection Setup.

    3. Check Enable Wireless Bridge Mode box and click on Save Settings.


    It starts rebooting, and you will get the following notification about changing the router IP address.

    Configuration in router bridge mode

  2. Log in Back to the Setup page:

    You should use the new IP address and User-Name as admin and leave the password field blank. Click on the Setup tab and then click on Wireless Settings.

    Connect to a bridged network

    Click on the Site Survey button.

  3. Select the WiFi connections you want to connect from the list of available networks.

    d'link bridge mode

  4. If the connecting network is encrypted, you need to enter the network key and then click on Save Settings.

After this step, the D-Link router will operate in wireless bridge mode.

Visit the link below to learn more about configuring D-Link Router as an ordinary WiFi router.

How Do I Bridge My Dlink Router With ISP Modem?

The same technique will help you to make a WiFi peer-to-peer connection with the Dlink router and your ISP modem.

So even if your modem is in a different building, you can use the Internet on your building without worrying about the potential unauthorized connections in the first building.

The minimum requirement to create a bridge connection between the Dlink modem and router are:

The modem should have the WiFi feature and allow the bridge mode. Make sure your ISP supports this feature and is not a violation of the TOS.

If you wish to learn the reasons and solutions for common wireless network issues, click the link below.

Why Do I Need a Wireless Router Bridge?

This method helps you to connect two office networks in two different buildings via WiFi.

For example, if you own two offices in two adjacent buildings, you can connect both office networks by using a D-link router in wireless bridge mode.