How do I setup my Router for Ethernet Bridging?

Ethernet Bridging Setup for Macsense Routers

Although Macsense routers are primarily the only router on a home or business network, there are occasions where our routers may be installed onto an existing network. Instead of a Cable/DSL modem being connected to the WAN or Public-side port you will be connecting another router, which provides the Internet connection. In this scenario, please follow the provided instructions for proper setup.

Physical setup

  1. Connect one end of a CAT-5 Standard Ethernet cable to the WAN-port of the Macsense Router.
  2. Connect the other end to an available LAN-port on the network router.
  3. Verify that the LED lights show the proper connection.

Router setup

  1. Connect one computer to the router and reach the One Page Setup configuration page through your web browser. Your User Manual will explain all steps.
  2. Click the DHCP Settings link, hit disable and then click Apply to save the new settings. You will want to disable the DHCP Server inside the router so it does not conflict with the existing DHCP Server on the network.
  3. Click on “Specify an IP Address” and enter the proper values for your existing networking. Give the Macsense router a unique IP address within the Subnet of your existing network IP scheme. Also, enter the proper Subnet Mask and Gateway IP Address.
  4. Enter the Domain Name Server addresses into the DNS 1 and 2 fields under the LAN IP Address section and hit Apply to save all new settings.

The Macsense Router is now setup to provide both a wired and wireless connection to all clients behind the router. The initial setup should be completed with one computer and tested before adding additional clients.


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