What I want to achieve is connecting to a WiFi ~100M away (WPA2 Enterprise) and with that connection creating a local WiFi with a different SSID in order to connect multiple devices.
I think there are 2 ways for me to do that:
1) Set up CPE210 in Bridging Mode
2) Set up CPE210 in Client Mode, and distributing the signal via LAN through a separate WiFi router
First of all - are there actually any differences network-wise for these two options?
I have tried both - however, I am unable to get internet connectivity on my end-devices. Let's take (1) bridging mode as example.
By assigning a fixed IP on my local devies (192.168.0.10), I was able to connect to the CPE210 via LAN (192.168.0.254) and login to the GUI. I did the Quick-Setup for the Bridging mode, was able to detect the desired network and have also been able to give all authentication details. Also, I set up the AP how I would do normally. Following the instructions from the manual, I should then disconnect the LAN, change settings to get automatic IPv4 address on my Windows machine and then connect to the new AP wirelessly.
When doing that, I can connect to the AP, but have 'limited connectivity'. Also I cannot access the GUI via 192.168.0.254 anymore (the IP was set as static in the settings). However, when I change my IPv4 settings of the wireless adapter to a fixed 192.168.0.10, I can access the GUI again, but still with no internet connectivity. If I read the 'Status' panel of the GUI correctly, I believe that it is correctly connecting as a client (Shows RX and TX rates), and I can also detect my laptop as end-device being connected. Any ideas what I can do to achieve internet connectivity?
See attached picture for what I see under 'Status'.
Currently trying a setup with 'Client mode' only, and trying to get the internet connectivity through my laptop via LAN, but also no success here. If I use a USB Wifi dongle on my Laptop, I am able to connect to the WiFi with internet connectivity.
Any help would be greatly appreciated - unfortunately, I am very much a beginner with all of these