Go with the Bridge Mode in Nighthawk R9000 Router

Bridge mode is a solution that many routers pursue. The motive behind using the bridge mode is the domain of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) because of we specific direct IP address to every physical device. Somehow if the network is set up between two routers or double NAT (Network Access Translation), it can cause problems within the network because the data packets don’t know what IP address they have to follow.

Bridge Mode - Netgear Nighthawk R9000 router

Therefore Netgear Nighthawk R9000 router comes with a unique solution of Bridge mode which allows you to connect two routers without any performance risk issues. Connect multiple routers with the Netgear R9000 router to extend the network coverage area wirelessly at the faster 802.11ac speed at your home/office. All you just need two routers; one for setting up as a router and another one to create as a bridge in between the first router and other physical devices. Installing your router as a bridge offer you various benefits. Let’s check out the advantages.

  • Use Gigabit WiFi for video and gaming applications.
  • Resist the requirement for discrete WiFi adapters for each device.
  • Enjoy the Gigabit WiFi speeds benefits on your all current devices.
  • With the use of a WiFi, link connect multiple devices like NAS, Smart TV, game consoles, and Blue-ray player at gigabit WiFi speeds.

You can install your one router in a room where you have an Internet connection is set up, then place your Netgear Nighthawk R9000 in a different room which acts a bridge. Now cable up your Netgear Nighthawk bridged router with your Smart TV, game console, blue-ray player or DVR and use its 802.11ac WiFi connection.

As you have already now understood the advantages of Netgear Nighthawk R9000 bridge mode, so let’s set up the router in bridge mode, so you can experience the following above-mentioned benefits.

Set Up Netgear Nighthawk R9000 Router in Bridge Mode

In order to set up the router in bridge mode, all you need to make the WiFi settings note of the Netgear Nighthawk router to which this router will communicate. You must note the SSID, WiFi password, Wireless security mode and either 2.4 GHz, 5GHz, or 60 GHz operating frequency.

1. Launch a web browser from your computer or laptop that is connected with your network.

2. Type routerlogin.net in the web browser’s address/URL bar and hit the enter key.

3. A login window will pop up on the desktop screen.

4. Enter the Nighthawk router’s username and password. By default the username is admin and default security key is password. All are in the case-sensitive.

5. Choice the Advanced option >>> Advanced Setup >>> Router/AP/Bridge Mode.

6. Select the Bridge Mode radio button option.

7. Specify the Nighthawk router settings to which this router will connect:

Select either 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless network frequency.

In the SSID name, mention the wireless network name.

Select a radio button from the Security options section.

Type the network key or WiFi password.

8. Tap on the Apply button to save the configuration settings.

Note: Make sure that your Nighthawk Netgear Router firmware and other router firmware is up to date. If not, then before proceeding for the bridge mode update the routers’ firmware.

Suppose if your device is connected with the router’s ethernet LAN ports or WiFi network with the addition of IPTV devices, you might need to design a bridge for a VLAN tag group for the Internet interface. So let us take a complete overview for the set up of bridge for a Virtual LAN tag group.

Setup Nighthawk R9000 as Bridge for a VLAN Tag Group

To add a VLAN tag group on the Netgear Nighthawk R9000 router and to enable the bridge to follow the below-mentioned procedure:

1. Launch any of your preferred web browser from your laptop or desktop.

2. Enter the Netgear Nighthawk Router login IP  in the address bar i.e. and hit the enter key.

3. Enter login credentials.

4. Choice Advanced >>> Advanced Setup>>>VLAN/Bridge Settings.

5. Choice the Enable VLAN/Bridge Group via checkmark.

6. Choice the VLAN tag group radio button option.

7. Tap on the ADD button and then Apply button.

We hope our this particular blog section on the bridge mode in Nighthawk R9000 router helps you positively to set up bridge mode in your business or home premises. If you still have any query regarding Netgear Nighthawk R9000 router or bridge mode, feel free to share with us through the comments box.

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Alica Smith

Ems Events is a certified event production company in London that provides the best quality event production services in London.