05-26-2016 11:16 AM
I purchased a new Linksys EA7500 router that I would like to connect to my D-Link DSL-2750B Wireless Gateway. We have Verizon DSL internet service. I could not connect my new Sony smart tv to the D-Link Wireless Gateway because it was a little too far away, so I purchased the Linksys router which should have a better range. This is what I think I need to do to configure the two. I should configure the D-Link Gateway to Bridge Mode. The instructions for doing this are in the User Guide. Connect an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports of the D-Link Gateway to the WAN port of the Linksys router. What else do I need to do? Do I have to disable wireless and DHCP Server on the D-Link Gateway? How do I do this? Thanks for any replies.
05-26-2016 08:18 PM
If all you are trying to do is use the EA7500's Wireless Access Point to get better range, you can just use the EA7500 as a WAP rather than a router.
If that's your goal:
On the D-Link DSL-2750B:
On the EA7500:
You should be good to go. You can log into the EA7500's admin web site using http://192.168.1.254 or https://192.168.1.254 from any laptop or desktop on the LAN. Substitute the IP address you chose in step 6 above for 254 if that is not what you used. I have an older Linksys E1200 that I use that way myself. You can now set up the wireless LAN in the E7500. You have bypassed the firewall and WAN on the E7500 entirely, but if you just need a better WAP, this will do the job.
05-27-2016 05:23 AM
Thanks for the detailed reply. Well, it's not what I had in mind. Let me explain. We have 2 Apple computers, 1 desk top and 1 laptop, and the new Sony smart tv. That's all I have to connect to the internet. I would like to connect the 2 Apple computers to the Linksys 5.0 GHz network and the Sony tv to the Linksys 2.4 GHz network. The Sony tv cannot connect to the 5.0 GHz network without an adapter. I will not be using the D-Link Gateway's wireless network. Since I won't be using it I would like to disable it so that it does not transmit throughout the house. We are concerned about electro-magnetic radiation. I intend to centrally locate the D-Link Gateway and the Linksys router, inter-connected by a 3-foot ethernet cable, so that the tv and the 2 computers will all be well within the range of the Linksys router. If you could provide instructions for this setup I would greatly appreciate it. If it is not possible to connect it this way or if it doesn't work well, I could always then try the WAP configuration you outlined. Thank you very much.