Connecting CPE210 Client to a second router

Connecting CPE210 Client to a second router
Connecting CPE210 Client to a second router
2020-08-10 21:59:00 - last edited 2020-08-11 07:32:31
Model: CPE210
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version:

I'm still quite new to using these devices so sorry if this is a stupid question.

 

I am looking to set up a caravan with its own WiFi seperate from our house. I have 2 TP Link CPE210. Is it just a case of setting up one as an Access Point and the other as a client. Then plugging in a router via ethernet to the client CPE?

 

I've seen the videos on how to set up the AP and client so understand that part. It's just the second router part that I need help with.

 

Any help would be appreciated!

 

0
0
#1
Options
1 Accepted Solution
Re:Connecting CPE210 Client to a second router-Solution
2020-08-11 07:26:14 - last edited 2020-08-11 07:32:31

 

martyw96 wrote

I have 2 TP Link CPE210. Is it just a case of setting up one as an Access Point and the other as a client. Then plugging in a router via ethernet to the client CPE? 

 

Yes. A directional PtP link requires just AP and Client modes on the two CPEs. In this modes the PtP link works as a transparent wireless bridge.

 

Then, if you want

 

  • to have an own, isolated network in your caravan, you would connect a router.
  • to share the same (house) network in your caravan, you would connect an access point to the remote CPE.

 

If you only have a WiFi router, but no access point, you can use the WiFi router as an access point. In this case disable DHCP on the router and connect one of the router's LAN ports (rather than the WAN/Internet port) to the CPE.

༺ 0100 1101 0010 10ཏ1 0010 0110 1010 1110 ༻
Best Solution
2
2
#2
Options
2 Replies
Re:Connecting CPE210 Client to a second router-Solution
2020-08-11 07:26:14 - last edited 2020-08-11 07:32:31

 

martyw96 wrote

I have 2 TP Link CPE210. Is it just a case of setting up one as an Access Point and the other as a client. Then plugging in a router via ethernet to the client CPE? 

 

Yes. A directional PtP link requires just AP and Client modes on the two CPEs. In this modes the PtP link works as a transparent wireless bridge.

 

Then, if you want

 

  • to have an own, isolated network in your caravan, you would connect a router.
  • to share the same (house) network in your caravan, you would connect an access point to the remote CPE.

 

If you only have a WiFi router, but no access point, you can use the WiFi router as an access point. In this case disable DHCP on the router and connect one of the router's LAN ports (rather than the WAN/Internet port) to the CPE.

༺ 0100 1101 0010 10ཏ1 0010 0110 1010 1110 ༻
Best Solution
2
2
#2
Options
Re:Connecting CPE210 Client to a second router
2020-08-11 07:32:24
Thanks! Will give it a go.
0
0
#3
Options