Configuring a Wireless Bridge on the QDSL-1040WU
It so happened that I have internet at home on this QTECH 1040WU router. There is a second one exactly the same. And there is a distant room in which the signal is very weak on a smartphone. The idea came to my mind to connect them together, so that the signal becomes stronger. I did not find any ready-made instructions for these routers. After studying the settings of similar routers, the desired result was eventually achieved and decided to share the settings.
I took this instruction as a basis .
The first thing we do is split the addressing. This is necessary so that two routers do not give two identical IP addresses and an address conflict occurs in the network. We will give the main router the address 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.129. We will give the second 192.168.1.130-192.168.1.254. Each time we click Apply / Save.
192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.3 are registered statically on separate computers for me.
We give different names. This is necessary so that you can select an access point on your smartphone and not get confused. We give the main name QTECH, the second QtechBridge. And here we write off the BSSID (it's the MAC address) that we need and click Apply / Save.
We register the MAC addresses in the list of allowed for the bridge (in the settings of the main, enter the MAC of the second and in the settings of the second we enter the MAC of the main) and click Apply / Save.
You can also select the Enable (Scan) item to display a list of access points nearby and simply mark the checkboxes you need.
Security settings on both routers. I do not use any protection. Everyone can connect. You can additionally protect with a password, but in this case the bridge may not work.
We make ping 192.168.1.130 from a computer connected to the main router and make sure that the physics has gone and the wireless connection between the two routers is established.
We connect to the QTechBridge access point, which connected to the main QTECH, register IP 192.168.1.131 and the gateway 192.168.1.1 on the smartphone, and we get the desired Internet in the farthest room.
We make ping 192.168.1.131 from a computer connected to the main router and make sure that physics has gone up to the smartphone.