Wi-Fi Bridge Problem

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I need help setting up my 6500 with a PC that is Wi-Fi connected to the home router.  Early on I just connected my 6500 to the Ethernet port on the PC but later I purchased the Edimax N300 Wi-Fi Bridge; I connected the bridge to the 6500 and the Ethernet port on the PC and Wi-Fi'ed the bridge and PC to the router.  All worked well for a long time, but now I'm having problems getting on the internet with the PC and bringing up the 6500, it won't connect to the PC....  

My question is, If the Wi-Fi bridge is Wi-Fi'ed to the home network should I be letting the PC connect up via its Wi-Fi??  In the past this setup seemed to work and I don't know why it's not working now....

Any help would be appreciated....  Dennis, k0eoo
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k0eoo

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Jon - KF2E

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I can't understand why you would be using a bridge to connect to your wifi network? The best way to connect your radio is direct to your computer. You can then let your computer connect to the internet  via it's wifi connection. This will provide full bandwidth between your radio and computer and give your computer full wifi bandwidth to your LAN/internet. This setup will not allow for LAN/WAN remote. If that is your goal I would suggest that you really need to figure a way to get a wired connection from your router to your radio. Using a shared wifi connection to your router via a wireless bridge would likely have bandwidth issues.

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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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You may want to try assigning (in the router DHCP settings) fixed IP addresses to both the Flex and the PC running SSDR. Also, ensure that both the extender and your router base station are on different and non-adjacent channels, as well as ones generally free from neighboring units. 


If your PC is hard wired to the extender, then its Wi-Fi should be off. If there is DHCP in the extender, it should be OFF. The extender should only be operating as a switch. With the Flex and PC connected to it, each with assigned addresses, they should get along famously, even if the internet connection is down.
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Thanks George and Jon for the information.  I'll see what I can do....