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Using a wireless bridge and router to create a local network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Mattxer, Sep 20, 2014.

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  1. Mattxer

    Mattxer Thread Starter

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    So I live in a dorm and all we have is WiFi, there is no Ethernet ports. My problem is that the network does not allow local communication (Device > Device) and I have some device Chromecast, Steam Streaming, and etc that I would like to use but can't. I have a Linksys WGA600N Wireless gaming bridge and would like to use that to connect to a router (I have a Dlink Xtreme Duo wireless N Bridge/Router) how can I go from the Linksys bridge to the Dlink Router. I have tried a few different ways but i'm not sure what I need to do to make the IP's work. I know you have to make the bridge the gateway but im not sure how.

    This is the Dlink router/bridge: http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-sol...dap-1522-xtreme-n-duo-wireless-n-access-point

    This is the gaming bridge: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3749678

    Extra notes: Our school uses MAC Address filtering but we can register devices, not sure if this is significant or not.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    For a local network you can just use a router.

    Check with the IT department to see if a wireless router or access point is permitted in the dorms.

    Check with the IT department to see if they approve of your bridge/router idea, and for any help you need to connect the bridge to their network.
     
  3. Mattxer

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    Routers are permitted but our IT department does not help with smaller things like this, its more of DIY.
     
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