In this example I am setting up a Cisco WAP200e to link 2 separate wired network i.e. acting as a bridge.
The setup is as shown below.
- I would recommend upgrading to the latest firmware. You can download this from Cisco.com
- Both networks need to be on the same subnet (as the WAP200e doesn’t route).
Step 1 Create a Wireless network
On both of the WAP200e’s create a wireless network as shown below:
- Note that the SSID should be exactly the same on both devices.
- Set both access points to a particular wireless channel. I recommend using channels 1,6 or 11
- I recommend using inssider to scan for neighbouring WLANs. Please see my other article for further info
Choose your desired encryption level.
Step 2 Configure bridge mode
On each WAP200e select “wireless bridge” and specify the MAC address of the OTHER WAP200e. Note that the MAC address of the WAP200E is shown at the top of the AP mode page as shown below.
Step 3 Troubleshoot
Unfortunately the WAP200e doesn’t provide any information via the GUI on whether the bridge has been established (not that I could find anyway). I recommend just seeing if you can ping the WAP in one site from a PC in the other site.