Using Talk Talk HG523a as a Wireless Bridge

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Endulini, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Endulini

    Endulini Guest

    Hi All,

    I've been struggling to set up the router that Talk Talk have supplied me
    with as a bridge - anyone got any tips or experience of doing this? I'm
    using an O2 router as the main router and am intending to connect a PC and
    printer to the bridge.

    I've looked at the Talk Talk forum pages and couldn't find anything
    useful.....

    Thanks
     
    Endulini, Sep 23, 2013
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Without being told more about the particular router there's probably not
    much useful to be said. Wireless bridging isn't a standard function,
    ISP-provided routers are usually quite limited in their capabilities.
     
    Rob Morley, Sep 23, 2013
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  3. Endulini

    Endulini Guest

    "Rob Morley" wrote in message
    Without being told more about the particular router there's probably not
    much useful to be said. Wireless bridging isn't a standard function,
    ISP-provided routers are usually quite limited in their capabilities.

    It's a Huawei HG523a. It has a bridging option but it doesn't appear to as
    simple as just selecting this. I've matched all the network details, set a
    local IP within the DHCP range of the main router and set the sub-net mask
    but there's still something missing.....
     
    Endulini, Sep 23, 2013
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  4. Endulini

    Rob Morley Guest

    That's wrong for a start - manual addresses shouldn't be in a DHCP
    range.
    From what I can see the bridge mode in the standard firmware is to
    disable the routing function i.e. to use the router as a simple modem,
    and not wireless bridging.
    Google won't tell me what chipset it uses, so I can't tell if it's
    supported by any custom firmware.
     
    Rob Morley, Sep 24, 2013
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  5. Endulini

    Endulini Guest

    Sorry, it was the end of a long day............ the local IP wasn't within
    the DHCP range. But thanks for your comments.
     
    Endulini, Sep 24, 2013
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    leontse Guest

    Hi I got same problem did u manage to resolve this. Mines working as a switch buy not thoroug the wireless
     
    leontse, May 3, 2014
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  7. Endulini

    Endulini Guest

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    Hi I got same problem did u manage to resolve this. Mines working as a
    switch buy not thoroug the wireless

    Unfortunately no, I didn't get it to work. If you get yours to work I'd be
    interested in how......
     
    Endulini, Jul 7, 2014
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    pretzel40k Guest

    If its like the HG533 (which I assume it is) then its a bit of a pain but do-able.
    192.168.1.1
    User admin
    Pass admin
    Click Advanced (then yes)
    Click Basic->WAN
    Change the second entry (nas_0_38): connection type 'bridge' now tick internet, lan1, lan2, SSID1 and any other SSIDs you use.
    Click submit. Wait a few seconds and then I'd advise rebooting the router.

    DHCP relay is also possible but I cannot remember the steps for now.
     
    pretzel40k, Jan 18, 2015
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