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  1. #1

    problem with TD-W8960N connecting to bridge

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    my new TD-W8960N works fine as a stand alone modem router but fails to keep a wired network connection to a TD- W8910G in bridge mode.,
    after a minute or so the connection will be lost

    The bridge is set to an ip of 192.168.1.202 outside of the W8960 DHCP range.

    I'm using a TD-8840T as the modem router at the moment with no problems connecting to the bridge.
    I also have a Billion router which works fine.

    latest firmware installed.

    Any ideas before I return faulty ? thanks

  2. #2
    TD-W8901G and TD-W8960 use different chipset from different manufacturer.
    The bridge function of them are not compatible with each other.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by flying snow View Post
    TD-W8901G and TD-W8960 use different chipset from different manufacturer.
    The bridge function of them are not compatible with each other.
    many thanks , I didn't think of the chipset difference.

    I guess my TD-8840T and the Billion 8800NL have the same chipset as the W8901

  4. #4
    How did you setup the TD-W8960N to bridge mode?
    It has no compatible issue if you use wired Ethernet to bridge them.
    Normally, just need to turn off the DHCP server on TD-W8960N and plug the TD-W8910G to one of the lan ports of TD-W8960N.

  5. #5
    it's the TD W8901G that's in bridge mode.

    it's worked fine with a wired connection with 3 different main modem / routers over the years

    the DCHP is disabled and ip address set outside the DCHP range of the main router.

    the new TD W8960N will connect briefly to the 8901 but the LAN looses connection or freezes,

  6. #6
    sorry, misunderstood your question.
    Is the TD-W8960N connected behind to the TD-W8901G and working as a wireless router?

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by flying snow View Post
    sorry, misunderstood your question.
    Is the TD-W8960N connected behind to the TD-W8901G and working as a wireless router?
    the 8960 is connected to the 8901 via cable

    the 8960 is connected to the internet but I disable the wireless.

    the 8960 is connected to the main computer via cable.

    the 8960 has a cable going to the 8901 in a different part of the house which is set up in bridge mode to provide wireless to the rest of the house.

    wish I could draw a diagram , this is hard work !

    in the past I have had 3 different modem / routers connecting to the 8901 with no problem
    there is no updated firmware for the v7 8960 , so it looks like a refund , either a bug or fault.

  8. #8
    To locate the problem, better to plug a PC to the cable which 8901 is connected to.
    Sometimes, if the cable is too long, it will affect the quality of data transferring.


 

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