Expand wireless wifi coverage by bridging two wireless routers

Expand wireless wifi coverage by bridging two wireless routers

When our house is relatively large or shares a network cable with the opposite door or upstairs and downstairs neighbors, the wireless wifi signal is generally very weak. The traditional method of pulling the network cable requires threading and drilling, and the large amount of engineering also affects the appearance. After personal experience plus network learning and sharing the bridging settings of the wireless router with you, expand the coverage of the local area network through wireless bridging, so that TVs, computers, mobile phones, and pads at home can easily connect to the network wirelessly. The reason why I am writing this post is that when I was trying to set it up, I found that many posts on the Internet were generally outdated, the descriptions were cumbersome, and it was difficult for people to understand. The setup failed, and I reluctantly gave up!


at least two wireless routers

A is a local wireless router. Connect its WAN port to the modem (cat).

Enter the original wireless router (local wireless router A) that has been connected, and you can see the MAC address of router A in the network parameters—LAN port settings, and write down this MAC address.

As before, write down the DNS number.

Modify the IP address of the computer connected to the local wireless router. A: The IP address is changed to (the last digit of the IP address can be set differently from the router and other devices).

Gateway: Subnet: DNS: (fill in according to the DNS number found in the previous route) Do not fill in the alternate DNS.


1. Enter the local router (A) to set: Wireless settings—Basic settings—Enable WDS (bridge function); the setting method is as follows:

1. The SSID number should be set to your own simple and easy-to-use name, such as: 007-

2. The channel is set to be fixed, preferably 1, 6, or 11.

3. (Bridged) SSID: 007 (fill in the same as local route A).

4. (Bridged) BSSID: Fill in the MAC address of the local route A (it has been written down in the preparations)

5. Turn off the DHCP server function of the local router (A) and choose to restart the router.

In this way, the local router A is set up successfully.

2. Install a wireless router

1. Wireless router B (to access the Internet through a wireless router), set the IP of wireless router B to in the “LAN port settings” in the network parameters (the picture is borrowed from the network).

2. In the basic settings of the wireless network, the parameters are the same as those of the wireless router A. The channel is exactly the same as that of router A, and the encryption method is the same as that of wireless router A. SSID is the SSID number of the wireless router A; BSSID is the MAC address of the wireless router A (the input can be automatically detected by scanning).

6. Disable the DHCP server function on local router B and restart the router.

In this way, the local router B is successfully set up, and you can place the wireless router B in the room or floor you need.


In this way, the bridge between A and B is easily completed. The setting methods of products of different brands are similar, and the routing of products of other brands will not be discussed here.

Make sure that the placement of wireless router B can find the signal of router A. Router B is equivalent to A’s relay or signal amplifier.

In addition, all devices need to set IP to access wireless wifi, which is similar to the setting of a computer IP mentioned in the preparation work, only the last digit is different.

Here to mention the mobile phone’s IP settings, enter the wireless option, press the menu button to select advanced, and then select the static IP.

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