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How to Configure a Point-to-Point Bridge

In point-to-point bridge mode, the DG834Gv4 modem router communicates as an access point with another bridge-mode wireless station. As a bridge, wireless client associations are disabled-only wired clients can be connected. You must enter the MAC address of the other bridge-mode wireless station in the field provided. Use wireless security to protect this communication.

The following figure shows an example of point-to-point bridge mode.

Figure 5-8

To set up a point-to-point bridge configuration (shown in Figure 5-8):

  1. Configure the DG834Gv4 modem router (AP 1) on LAN Segment 1 in point-to-point bridge mode.
  2. Configure the other access point (AP 2) on LAN Segment 2 in point-to-point bridge mode.
  3. The DG834Gv4 modem router must have AP 2's MAC address in its Remote MAC Address field, and AP 2 must have the DG834Gv4's MAC address in its Remote MAC Address field.

  4. Configure both APs and verify that both APs are using he same SSID, channel, authentication mode, if any, and security settings if security is in use.
  5. Disable the DHCP server on AP2. AP1 will then be the DHCP server.
  6. Verify connectivity across LAN Segment 1 and LAN Segment 2.
  7. A computer on either LAN segment should be able to connect to the Internet or share files and printers of any other PCs or servers connected to LAN Segment 1 or LAN Segment 2.


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