i want to connect to my printer which is only support 2.4HZ and my other devices are on 2.4G and 5g, i need to bridge the WLAN , so i can access the printer on my network.
I know the VR1600V does support WDS so please can you advice how I enable this?
Hi @Shadrou . The VR1600 supports WPS but it has to be enabled in the wireless settings.
Advanced, Wireless, Advanced Settings.
Start the WPS function on the printer, then press WPS button on top of VR1600.
The printer should be given a fixed ip address so it can be found by Windows. Then define the printer as a TCP/IP printer.
@Shadrou . WDS is not available on VR1600. AP isolation is not enabled on VR1600 so wifi devices should be able to connect to each other. Are you getting an indication that the printer cannot be accessed?
@Shadrou . To clarify, you have 1 laptop on 2.4g and other laptop on 5g. If you run ipconfig command on each one to get each ip address, you say that each laptop can't ping the other laptop.
And, the laptop on 2.4g can print to the printer.
@Shadrou . Interface grouping will not help or hinder the problem. All the wifi is in the same group anyhow. Group isolation would prevent connections between devices in different groups.
Are you using a Guest Network?
My ethernet computer can ping my wifi devices. I can't explain why you are having this restriction.