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Home Networking: WiFI Bridge Query

1,139 306 July 27, 2018 at 07:24 PM
I have 2Routers : Asus RT-AC68 (main plugged into Modem) and Asus RT-AC56.

I want to achieve the following:

Connect AC56 to AC68 using 5GHz, connect my 2 (Personal & Official) Laptops and 1 Windows Tablet to AC56 using Ethernet. I want to remote into Personal laptop from the Official Laptop and I assume that wired connection will be better than wireless.

I want the AC56 to be set up in such a way that local traffic does not have to go to AC68. i.e. the internet traffic is routed to AC68 via WiFi bridge, while the local remote desktop connection data is routed locally.

Also, occasional i would like to use the Windows Tablet as extended monitor, so in that case also , it seems that wired connection will be bettor.

All 2 laptops run Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise, Tablet run Windows 10 Home.

Note: I will not be connecting to the WiFI signal of AC56. I will keep 2.4G off.

Thoughts on how this can be done.

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Seems like what you really need is to setup the second router with its own ip address and name (turn off DHCP) and then connect that to your main ethernet via an ethernet switch (would have to setup the second router near an ethernet drop). Of course it also depends on where you are using the laptops from as that will simply separate traffic not expand your wifi range.
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You want to connect the routers wirelessly, but then not use the wireless?

For what you are doing, and the limits of remote desktop, wireless if adequate. No need to over complicate.
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