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Use SageMCom router as a wireless bridge

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DieZomieDie, May 26, 2015.

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  1. DieZomieDie

    DieZomieDie Thread Starter

    May 26, 2015
    I have a Sony Blu-Ray player with preinstalled apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, etc. it is not wireless capable and too far from my router to run a wire. After doing some searches I found out that it is a possibility I can turn one of my other routers into a wireless bridge. But so far I have had no success in getting it to work. My router is a Netgear WNDR3400v2 and the router I want use as a bridge is a SageMCom 1704. It's worth noting that the 1704 router was acquired through Windstream and has their logo on the box and the configuration page for the router. I'm not sure if that makes a difference. The 1704 has the option to enable wireless bridge. One option Enable asks for the MAC of the remote router. I put in the MAC of the Netgear and nothing happened. The next option is Enable(scan). This wilkl bring up the SSID of my neighbors routers but not the SSID of the Netgear (broadcast SSID is enabled). There is another option called Quickbridge and it was suggested that that option be enabled and then the 1704 be plugged into the Netgear and still nothing happened. The Netgear didn't even register that the 1704 was connected. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Step by step instructions are preferable to technical details.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Maybe the Netgear is using a wireless mode (e.g., 802.11n) that the 1704 does not support?
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