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Author Topic: Create a new SSID/passphrase-protected network from an existing network?  (Read 7763 times)

McFlurry

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Hey everyone.

Topic says it all, like they say. Having bought a D-Link DAP-1360 for my parents (hardware version C1, firmware version 3.04 for usage in the European Union hardware region), I'd like to set it up at their summertime trailer park (that has a local WiFi-network). Since I'm more or less a total newbie in terms of setting up networks, I really appreciate some help! :)
  • Having read the official PDF-manual, I understand that the DAP-1360 is capable of running in a few different modes. I'd like the DAP-1360 to "catch" the existing network on the camp site and route it to an all new, password-protected network with its own SSID that only my parents will be able to access. Is this at all possible using the DAP-1360?
  • Provided that it actually is possible, where in the DAP-1360 settings do I fill in the SSID and the passphrase I'd like to use for the "local" trailer network that feeds off the "root" network that spans across the entire camp site? It's kind of embarrassing to admit, but I can't find the SSID/passphrase forms anywhere even though the DAP-1360 is supposed to work as a router on its own.
To illustrate what I'm trying to achieve in a more graphical way, the attached picture will hopefully explain it in a bit further. Any help is most welcome!

« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 11:01:55 AM by McFlurry »
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Link>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?

I believe you would have to use the 1360 as a bridge to connect to the main host signal, then connect another 1360 to the bridged 1360 and run the 2nd 1360 in AP mode to provide you with a separate LAN network system. The 1360 does not support Bridge with AP mode at the same time.
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McFlurry

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Link>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?

I believe you would have to use the 1360 as a bridge to connect to the main host signal, then connect another 1360 to the bridged 1360 and run the 2nd 1360 in AP mode to provide you with a separate LAN network system. The 1360 does not support Bridge with AP mode at the same time.

Thank you! (sorry about not stating the region - my original post has been updated, and for the record I'm in the European Union)

Getting a second D-Link 1360 is unfortunatly not an option (or well, at least not a viable option - having to explain to my parents that they need two routers just to get everything working is just asking way, way too much from them :) ).

Are there any other options that I should consider? They are currently using a DIR-506L Pocket Router sporting this particular feature, however since it doesn't have external antennas like the D-Link 1360 has it's just not suitable to use inside a trailer/caravan. Basically all I want is for the 1360 to replicate what the DIR-506L has been doing for years. In the DIR-506L manual [link], this is refered to as the "Wi-Fi Hotspot Mode".
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FurryNutz

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Seems like your model 1360 does support Bridge mode with AP mode at the same time:
http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/home-solutions/connect/access-points-range-extenders-and-bridges/dap-1360--wireless-n-open-source-access-point-router

I recommend checking out the user manual for this model DAP and see about how to set it up...
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McFlurry

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Seems like your model 1360 does support Bridge mode with AP mode at the same time:
http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/home-solutions/connect/access-points-range-extenders-and-bridges/dap-1360--wireless-n-open-source-access-point-router

I recommend checking out the user manual for this model DAP and see about how to set it up...

FurryNutz - thank you for all of your help. Unfortunately, it seems like the Bridge Mode with AP won't work. Here's an excerpt from the D-Link 1360 manual:

"Note: The Bridge with AP mode is not specified in the Wi-Fi or IEEE standards. This mode will only work using two DAP-1360 units. Communication with other APs (even other D-Link APs) is not guaranteed."

Now, I have no idea what router the camp site in question uses, but I'm almost certain that it's  not a D-Link 1360 effectively leaving this option out. Again, what I'm looking for is a solution that "catches" the existing camp site WiFi and then creates a new/second password protected WiFi-network that my parents can use to hook up their tablets and computers to.

The "Bridge Mode with AP" is really similar to what I'm looking for, and although I very much appreciate your suggestion it doesn't seem like it's applicable unless the camp site would also use D-Link 1360 routers?
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I see...ya seems like you wont be able to use the 1360 in your configuration unless the site uses a 1360 as the main AP.

So you can only use bridge mode by itself.
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