how to bridge two routers via a mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mactastic14, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. mactastic14 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2014

    Could anyone please give me some advice on how to bridge two routers via a mac to extend my network. I can find plenty of help using a pc but am not successful on how to do this using my mac.
    As I'm on the Macbook Pro retina 2012 I also don't have an ethernet port, so wondered if the configuring can be done by connecting both routers with an ethernet cable?

    Many thanks
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Bridging two routers generally isn't Client OS reliant. Usually this is a function of the firmware on the routers. All that your Mac would do, is log into the router (whether that is an internal HTML page or something like the Airport app for Apple Airport Express/Extremes).

    You'd be better off telling us which routers you are trying to bridge and maybe someone can walk you thru the process for those particular models.
  3. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    What type of routers? Are you extending for wired clients or wireless? Easiest way without additional info: connect primary router LAN port to WAN port on secondary router. Set secondary router to bridge mode if it permits, otherwise, disable it's NAT firewall and DHCP service.

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