I have just upgraded the service I have with Orange and they have sent me a new router. I originally had a Siemens SE572 and I now have a Bright Box.
In the Siemens router settings, I can enable WDS mode, but I can't seem to pick up the other router. Does anyone know if I have to enable WDS on the Bright box router as well?
This is when I connect to the Bright Box wirelessly and to the Siemens via a LAN cable. If I connect both wirelessly, I cannot connect to the Brightbox router settings as they both are accessed via 192.168.1.1
I have the Bright box connected to the broadband and want to use the old Siemens router as a repeater to reach the far end of the house.
If anyone knows if this is or isn't possible, I'd love to know.
Thanks for your time
You are trying to use the Siemens SE572 router as a wireless repeater, it will not work!
You can use the Siemens router as a wireless access point connected via Ethernet cable to the Bright Box router LAN port to LAN port.
Or you can connect the Siemens router to the Bright Box router with power-line home plugs.
Watch the video http://www.devolo.com/consumer/dlan-mains-supply-net...
I cannot connect to the Brightbox router settings as they both are accessed via 192.168.1.1
Easy, within the Siemens router change the IP address from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.2
EE broadband WBC
20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV
v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Edited by E7er (Wed 12-Dec-12 14:22:38)