Why bridge mode may be necessary
In some cases, you may need to set your Belkin router to bridge mode in order to connect it to another router. This can be necessary if you’re trying to connect two routers in order to create a larger network, or if you’re trying to connect a router to a device that can’t be configured to work with NAT.
When you set your Belkin router to bridge mode, you essentially turn off its router functionality, leaving it to act only as a switch. This means that your Belkin router will no longer be able to provide NAT, DHCP, or any other router features. However, it can still be used to connect multiple devices to a single network.
In order to set your Belkin router to bridge mode, you’ll need to login to its web interface and change its settings. Once you’ve done that, your Belkin router will effectively be turned into a switch, and you’ll need to configure your other router to provide NAT and DHCP services.
How to set up bridge mode with a Belkin router
If you want to use your Belkin router as a bridge, there are a few things you need to do. First, you need to make sure that your router is connected to the internet. Second, you need to log into your router’s web interface and go to the “Network” page. On this page, you need to find the “Bridge Mode” section and enable it. Once you’ve done this, your router will be in bridge mode and will be able to connect to other devices on your network.
What to expect after bridge mode is enabled
After you enable bridge mode, your router will no longer provide Wi-Fi or perform NAT, so your devices will lose internet connectivity. You will need to connect your devices to the new router using an Ethernet cable. If you have a wireless router, you can connect it to the new router using an Ethernet cable and use it as a Wi-Fi extender.