Saturday, November 02, 2013
Buffalo WHR-G300Nv2 - setting up for Bridging mode
I was sure it could be done, but searched high and low and couldn't find clear instructions on how to do this.
Buffalo UK tech support were great - response within 24 hours with instructions that worked. BUT what a shame that the instructions weren't readily findable on the web (or, even better, included in the manual).
So here is their (modified) note of what to do.
Extra step added May 2014: Make sure that you have recent firmware. v1.85 is the latest at the time of writing, and this is fine for Bridging. But I wasted a lot of time wondering why I couldn't set things up properly before realising that I was using a v1.80 unit which didn't offer "Slave (EC)" mode.
Bring the unit in Bridge mode by switching to the "OFF" mode. at the back of the unit.
Reset the unit following the settings below.
Please follow the guidelines below to reset the WHR-G300NV2-EU.
1. Power the unit on and let it boot up.
2. Locate the reset or Init button on the back or base of the unit.
3. Press and hold this button for 10 seconds (paperclip may be required).
4. The DIAG led will start flashing (if applicable).
5. Allow approximately 2 minutes for the router to reset.
Now set it up using the instructions in the pdf below. Two notes:
- Note that in Bridge Mode, the default IP address is 192.168.11.100 - that is different from the Access-Point mode (which has a default of 192.168.11.1)
- Don't be put off by the suggestion that the master device should be an Airstation - this worked fine for my Vigor 2900V and I suspect it will work with any wifi router or access point