What are Key Methods of Netgear Wireless Bridging Process?
Netgear wireless bridge mode is used to connect two parts of wireless networks separated by distance. It just boosts the WiFi signals in your home so that you can experience speedy internet connection. Many users put up their query that when they are in bridge mode, they will not reach the interface of the router. But the truth is that you can reach the Netgear router login interface, when you are in bridge mode. To complete and use this technique, you can take help from this blog. Here you will learn how to complete the Netgear wireless bridging to extend network coverage in your home.
There is also a similar term called repeating mode, it is more flexible, but it may be harder to configure. Bridging more generally describes the connection between two parts of a network, where it is not necessary for every computer on the network. It is a just a way to avoid distributing traffic too widely, across long distances too. Bridging is suited for more experienced users, in larger networks.
Now, let’s take a look on key methods to apply wireless bridging.
Netgear Wireless Bridging Key Methods
There are two ways or scenarios that you can use to make wireless bridge:
1. Wireless distribution system (WDS)
2. Wireless Ethernet bridge (WEB)
Let’s take a look on these methods one by one.
Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
WDS is a process which interconnects basic service sets (BSS). Each set consists of the access point, the wireless and wired devices that it connects. The system is created by repeating the access points or the Netgear wireless bridging. Every access point can repeat to one or more other access points. The maximum number of repeater can be created by an access point varies on the access point models.
To construct wireless distribution system, you have to build BSS-1 and BSS-2 system and then connect them together.
To build BSS-1 network, you just have to connect your devices to the access point wirelessly or you can connect wired one as well. After building BSS-1, you have to connect the router with an access point with the wire. You can also connect wired clients to the router this whole network represents BSS-2.
Now, you have to make a connection between BSS-1 and BSS-2 wirelessly, and then you complete the WDS process.
Previously, an access point which is in bridge mode can only connect to the other access points if it is in bridging too. The access point in repeating mode can also accept connection from the wireless devices or clients. Therefore, it can only be supported by wireless repeating. Moreover, the new access points also support wireless client connection even in bridge mode that is why distinction between bridge and repeat mode has become blurrier. Also, it greatly reduces its throughput when an access point is in bridge mode and accepts the wireless connection as well.
Wireless Ethernet Bridge (WEB)
In this method, wired devices will be bridged to a wireless router. The reason, why we are doing it because, this would be not practical to physically wire the WiFi router to the devices or wired devices, which do not support a particular wireless adaptor like a gaming station.
To build the wireless Ethernet Bridge you just have to connect your wired clients to the Netgear wireless access port using an Ethernet cable. Then connect the Netgear access point to the Netgear WiFi router wirelessly. After that you can connect the wireless devices to the router. This whole process represents Wireless Ethernet Bridge.
This WEB methodwill not work because it is not possible to create a wireless bridge between Netgear wireless routers and Netgear access points.
As you can see, you can do the Netgear wireless bridging with the help of two main methods given above. In WDS method, technical support will not be provided and WEB scenario will not work on the same brand which is Netgear equipment.
In above paragraphs, you have learned what the key scenarios to build Netgear wireless bridge are. You have gathered knowledge how the methods works. The wireless bridging known for making the WiFi area larger, and extend the network in your home, we hope with the help of this blog you have learned the mentioned scenarios to build the Netgear wireless bridging pretty easily.