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How to Convert D-Link Wireless Router into Bridge Mode

This article is about steps to convert the D-Link Wireless Router into Bridge mode. If you want to connect two LANs via WiFi, you need a wireless router in bridge mode. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to configure the D-Link wireless router in bridge mode to communicate with another WiFi router to 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.

Let us check what does putting a D-link router into bridge mode do. How does it work differently from normal mode?

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

It is important to remember that once we change 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 pictures provided below.
  1. Enable Bridge mode:
    1. Type 192.168.0.1 on the Browser address bar, and press the enter key.

      • Username: admin

      • Password: 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
      Setup
    It starts rebooting, and you will get the following notification about changing the router IP address.
    Configuration in bridge

  2. Log in to setup page:

    You should use the new IP address 192.168.0.50 and User-Name as admin and leave the password field blank. Click on 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.
    See


  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. To learn more about configuring D-Link Router in normal mode, follow the link below.
How to Enable Wireless and Wireless Security in DLink WiFi Device


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 WiFi feature and allow the bridge mode. Make sure your ISP supports this feature and not a violation of the TOS.

  1. Error 633: The Modem is Already in Use
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  5. Block Websites

If you have an interest in learning the reasons and solutions for common wireless network issues, click the link below.
Wireless Network is Not connecting Properly

  1. Invalid MAC Address Error Message
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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.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I never knew we can convert D link router in to wireless bridge mode. I thought we need AP for that. Thanks for sharing the tip.
Sam said…
Wonderful, I never knew we can convert D link modem to bridge. Thank you let me have a try
Han Jenny said…
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192.168.1.1
i use dlink 817w ac 750 router. but i see wireless bridge/repeater mode is absent. pls help
Alex George said…
Have you checked the wireless settings page of your d-link router ? Not all D-link wireless routers support wireless bridge / repeater mode. Have a look at the official D-link article given below.

http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=3u5cdpeg5q8ddjdbslo75g7lf3&topic=50738.0