Sunday, July 20, 2014

Using ASUS-RT-N56U In Bridge mode

Primary Modem/Router - ARRIS
Secondary Router - ASUS RT-N56U

Remember to get atleast 2 RJ-45 cables long enough. Cable 1 will connect Primary and Secondary router. Cable 2 will connect Primary router to a computer (laptop or desktop with a WLAN adapter - means wireless capability). Connect cable 1 and cable 2.

Access Primary router ( with log in credentials) via any web browser. Go to basic set up or wireless set up and disable it or uncheck it. Go to network setting and enable the LAN setting and connect to internet. Check whether internet is working or not. If working, proceed to next steps below.

Access Secondary router ( with log in credentials default being admin/admin). Go to Administration --> Select AP Mode. Set up network key for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Save the options. Go to WAN settings and connect to secondary router using appropriate network key.

ASUS RT-N56U has better range and coverage. Also it is dual band which help in maintaining excellent service across different devices.