AP#1 - This is the "host" access point connected to the wired LAN with access to the internet. The internal network is 192.168.1.0/24. I've given this AP the IP address 192.168.1.101. I configured a wireless network with SSID "myWireless", Secure-PSK, WPA2-CCMP, and the key is "myWirelessKey". Radio 1 is 2.4GHz, radio 2 is 5GHz.
AP#2 - This is the "client" access point that I want to bridge to AP#1. I have AP#2 connected to an unmanaged 5 port switch, which also connects a desktop PC. It's this desktop PC that needs access to the internet. I've given this AP the IP address 192.168.1.101. For the bridging configuration I followed the directions here (https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-configure-WiNG-AP-to-act-as-a-clien...)
- conf t
- interface radio 2
- rf-mode bridge
- bridge ssid myWireless
- bridge vlan 1
- bridge encryption-type ccmp
- bridge authentication-type none
- bridge wpa-wpa2 psk 0 myWirelessKey
- no bridge eap username
- no bridge eap password
- bridge eap type peap-mschapv2
- bridge roam-criteria missed-beacons 20
- bridge roam-criteria rssi-threshold -75
- bridge channel-list 5GHz 36,40,44,48
- bridge channel-list 2.4GHz
- comm wr
Right now both APs are in the same room, 10 feet from each other, no physical obstacles between them.
In my searching I also found (https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Solution/AP7522-Client-Bridge-not-able-to-making-...) I tried the solution there but it didn't help.
Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong, or what I'm missing?
1 - Do I have to configure any bridging properties on the AP#1 that is connected to the wired network with internet access? None of the guides I've read mention anything about configuration on the "host" AP, but since I can't get this working I'm wondering if some configuration is necessary on AP#1.
2 - Do I have to load a special firmware version to be able to access bridging configuration in the web GUI? Right now none of those configuration options are there and I have to do everything through ssh/command line. I know this was the case for some APs in the past that didn't have a web GUI at all and you had to download the firmware that included the GUI.
Thanks for any help you can provide!