MN-500 in bridge mode to conect a Replay unit wirelessly - Possible?

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by John, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Is it possible to usse a MN-500 base station as a
    wireless bridge to wirelessly connect a Replay to a MN-
    700 base station.
    The option to convert the MN-500 to bridge mode is
    available under the options in the base station
    management tool. I did that, but I can't get the unts to
    communicate. I also can't get the base station management
    tool to work using the renamed MN-500 instead of, which the help section says should work. I
    am thinking that when Microsoft says "bridge", maybe they
    don't mean "bridge" as in wireless bridge. You can do
    this with the Buffalo Airstation that uses the same chip
    maker as Microsoft.

    Thanks for any replies.

    John, Jan 21, 2004
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  2. The MN-500 will not bridge wireless or act as a wireless to ethernet bridge
    (converter) in the manner you are attempting. Buffalo uses WDS (as do
    Linksys, Belkin, etc. who also use the Broadcom chipset in their 802.11g
    products). I've actually written about this. See my Expert Zone column on
    802.11g and the section on WDS..
    Barb Bowman \(MVP-Windows\), Jan 21, 2004
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