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    Bridge connection on CPE510

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    Hi,
    I am using TL-WA5210G from last 3 years and it working fine without any problem, I am using 3 device with bridge connection, first one is set to 1 to multipoint bridge mode and I entered the mac id of other two device and connect first device to my existing network and on other two device again I set to bridge mode and enter the first one's mac id and it working absolutely well. Now I want to upgrade my network and buy 3 CPE510 device but in CPE510 PharOS device I am unable to do this, because in bridge mode of CPE510 it need to enable Access Point mode and need to enter SSID name.

    If I set 1st device in bridge mode with access point enabled and other two device in client mode then it works but if I set all 3 device to bridge mode as like older device it not work.

    I just want to connect 3 wired network wirelessly through CPE510 as just wireless bridge.

    How can I do this as like older TL-WA5210G device ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by manghy View Post
    How can I do this as like older TL-WA5210G device ????
    Just disable the AP mode in the Wireless menu. It will still allow use of the WiFi interface in STA mode to connect the CPE to your main AP:

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    No its not working, if I disable the AP mode then client cpe unable to connect to main cpe which is connected to my wired network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manghy View Post
    No its not working, if I disable the AP mode then client cpe unable to connect to main cpe which is connected to my wired network.
    No idea what's wrong with your CPE or setup. For me it works. I'm posting this reply from my laptop wired to a CPE510 over a WiFi bridge to our public city WiFi network, also using a CPE:

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    As you see, actually the bridge of CPE is different as 5210.
    The 5210 adopts old bridge and you need to set three APs to bridge mode and typing the MAC.
    While CPE adopts new bridge, with CPE, you have to set one CPE to AP mode, the other two CPEs to client/bridge mode, and connect the client/bridge CPEs to the AP's SSID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manghy View Post

    How can I do this as like older TL-WA5210G device ?
    You can't copy the settings as you did on TL-WA5210G before because the Bridge on TL-WA5210G is different from the Bridge on CPE510. The Bridge on TL-WA5210G contains Point-to-Point Bridge and Point to Multi-Point Bridge(Which are both AP mode in general). The typical application scenario is as below. Name:  Point-to-Multipoint bridge.png
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    The Bridge on CPE510 is similar to the Repeater mode, used to reinforce the exitingwireless signal. Name:  CPE510.png
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    In addition, In the Bridge settings of TL-WA5210G, you need to enter all three devices' MAC. In CPE510 Bridge settings, you can only enter the MAC of the device you want to extend wifi signal from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manghy View Post
    If I set 1st device in bridge mode with access point enabled and other two device in client mode then it works but if I set all 3 device to bridge mode as like older device it not work.
    I just want to connect 3 wired network wirelessly through CPE510 as just wireless bridge.
    Is the router a wired router or wireless router? You said you set 1st device in bridge mode and other two devices in client mode then it works. From this sentence, i thought maybe your router is a wireless one? Check the below topology and see if it works Attachment 5252

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carat1 View Post
    The Bridge on CPE510 is similar to the Repeater mode, used to reinforce the exitingwireless signal.
    Only if the AP is enabled. If the bridge's AP interface is disabled, it behaves much more similar to client mode than to repeater mode. I see absolutely no reason why CPEs should not be able to connect to a central AP in the same PtMP topology as it can be done with TL-WA5210G.

    See also the thread started by RTouris: a CPE in bridge mode w/o AP is internally pretty much set up as it is in client mode. You can even use MAXtream protocol with such "bridges", meaning PtMP is possible.


 

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