Help To Bridge Two Different Routers

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13lackHawk
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I just recently upgraded to a Wireless N Gigabit Router from a Wireless G Router. I would like to know if I can bridge the following routers so I can increase the range of the wireless signal in my home. The two routers I have are the TRENDnet TEW-369GR and the TP-LINK TL-WR541G. But I don’t know the way to bridge the two routers together and I don’t even know if they can be bridged since there from two different companies. Can anyone help me setup the two routers so they can be bridge, if possible? Thanks for any help that you may provide.

HTML_MAN
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Hey mate,

The two can be configured yes, but you will be limited to G speeds if you run it off of the G router. I'm surprised you need to bridge the routers when you have N speeds. There are some great guides if you Google it, because I wanted to do it awhile ago. Yes it is possible and people do it all the time.

If you might think twice look up higher signalling antennas for the N router, but also make sure its in the middle of your home, that can help with any distance issues.

I know you came looking for answers and I dont have any, but maybe some ways around it if you think about it.

Try this:
http://www.pctechbytes.com/networking/use-multiple-routers-on-network

Depending on G and N routers settings will depend if you can.

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HTML_MAN
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Hey mate,

The two can be configured yes, but you will be limited to G speeds if you run it off of the G router. I'm surprised you need to bridge the routers when you have N speeds. There are some great guides if you Google it, because I wanted to do it awhile ago. Yes it is possible and people do it all the time.

If you might think twice look up higher signalling antennas for the N router, but also make sure its in the middle of your home, that can help with any distance issues.

I know you came looking for answers and I dont have any, but maybe some ways around it if you think about it.

HTML_MAN
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Found this quickly for you.

The process should be as follow:

First Step: Plug a single computer to the second Router (make sure that the computer is configured to obtain DHCP automatically from the Router), change the IP address of the Router so that it's in the same subnet as the main Router (the one that is connected to the Internet Modem); give it an IP that doesn’t conflict with the main router's base IP address, or the DHCP server range. This will ensure that you can reach the admin server of the old router from any LAN machine, and that the Wireless Clients IPs are assigned correctly.

Example:

- Main Router’s base address is 192.168.1.1, with a DHCP server range of 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.150

- Set the Cable/DSL Router to (the one you're using as an Access Point) base address to any IP address between 192.168.1.151 to 192.168.1.250

Second Step: Switch Off the DHCP on the Wireless Cable/DSL Router, and set to Off any filters or special settings that is On if it is used as the main Router.

Plug the Wireless Router to the main Router. Regular Port to Regular Port, using crossover cable (or straight patch if one port is an Uplink).