[FAQ ID: 387]How to Configure the Bridge Mode on the TL-WR700N

適用於: TL-WR700N

Definition:The TL-WR700N borrows existing wireless Internet and broadcasts it using a different network name(SSID) and password. This application can create two individual networks for two groups of users sharing one Internet. 

Application: Small restaurant,shop,bar,home,office and others where Internet service needs to be provided for guests without revealing the password of the existing network for hosts.
 
Physical Connection
 
Step 1:
Connect the WR700N directly to your computer’s Ethernet port by an Ethernet cable;
 
Step 2:
Power on the WR700N
 
Initial Computer Setup– For Windows 7, Vista & XP (For Mac OS X, please go to page3)
Note: For how to assign IP Address for windows 8 please refer to:
 
Step 1:
Windows 7&Windows Vista: Go to Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center
Windows XP: Go to Start->Control Panel->Network Connections
 
Step 2:
Windows 7: Go to Network andSharing Center->Change Adapter settings
Windows Vista: Go to Network andSharing Center->Manage Network Connections
Windows XP: (Go to Next Step)
 
Step 3:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Right Click Local Area Connection ->Select Properties -> Double Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) for Windows XP.
 
Step 4:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Select “Use the Following IP address:
Type the following information:
IP address: 192.168.0.10
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Click OK to exit
Click OK again to apply the settings.
Windows 7, Vista & XP
 
Initial Computer Setup– For Mac OS X
Go to the Apple->System Preferences>Network-> Highlight Ethernet ->Configure IPv4: Using DHCP with manual address
Input the IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.10
Click Apply
 
Access the Management Page
 
Open a Web Browser -> Type 192.168.0.254 in the address bar -> Press Enter
 
Enter the default User Name: admin
Enter the default Password: admin
Click OK
 
Run Quick Setup
 
Step 1:
Go to Quick Setup-> Click Next
 
Step 2:
Select Bridge-> Click Next
 
Step 3:
Click Survey
 
Locate your router network name under the SSID column, remember the Channel (The channel your wireless network is using)-> Click Connect
 
Channel: Please select the same channel that your existing wireless network is using too
Security Options: (Please match Security Options with your existing router)
Please refer to Original Equipment Manufacturer for details
Password:  (Please match Security Password with your existing router)
 
Step 4:
Click: Next
 
If you want to provide an open network to your guest, please select Disable Security. Otherwise, select: Enable Securityand input the PSK Password.
PSK Password: Create a new security password for the guest wireless network
 
Step 5:
Click Next
 
Step 6:
Click: Reboot, and wait until it goes to 100%
 
Relocate the WR700N
 
You may now relocate the WR700N to a centralized location in order to broadcast a guest network.
Congratulations! You have created a temporary guest wireless network which shares the internet without exposing your wireless password.
 
Final Computer Reversion– For Windows 7, Vista & XP (For Mac OS X, please go to page 9)
 
Step 1:
Windows 7&Windows Vista: Go to Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center
Windows XP: Go to Start->Control Panel->Network Connections
 
 
Step 2:
Windows 7: Go to Network andSharing Center->Change Adapter settings
Windows Vista: Go to Network andSharing Center->Manage Network Connections
Windows XP: (Go to Next Step)
 
Step 3:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Right Click Local Area Connection ->Select Properties -> Double Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) forWindows XP.
 
Step 4:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Select “Obtainan IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically
Click OK to exit
Click OK again to apply the settings.
Windows 7, Vista & XP
Final Computer Reversion – For Mac OS X
Go to the Apple>System Preferences->Network-> Highlight Ethernet ->Configure IPv4: Using DHCP
Click Apply