Bridging mode on a LinkSys router

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What is bridging mode on a linksys router and how does it differ from using signal extenders. Is this a good way to add routers to remote parts of my network to extend the signal? We have a big mix of OSes and machines connecting to the network and we have points where the signal does dwindle down or drop all together.

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When an AP is in bridging mode it effectively forwards frames received on one interface and out of the other thus bridging the 2 interfaces. Typically you would use this to connect disparate parts of your building not serviceable by cable or fibre.

A wireless repeater or extender is different, it will pick up and regenerate the signal extending the range of an existing network.

Using either will extend the range of your network but you do need to take into consideration things like walls!!

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