Do I need to replace the modem/router installed by my Internet Service Provider with my Predator Connect W6?
If you already have a modem/router that was installed by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), instead of replacing your ISP router with your Predator Connect W6, you could set up your Predator Connect W6 router as a bridge.
Bridge mode is a network feature, which allows two routers to work together as a bridge router turns into a switch. The bridge-enabled router transfers data and extends its port access to the connected devices. Both routers still share the same Internet Protocol (IP) address, but only one of them will perform NAP processes.
By using your Predator Connect W6 as a bridge, you can extend the range of your Wi-Fi, getting larger distance coverage around the router, which also may deliver faster speeds and better reliability of the network. For instructions on how to set up your Predator Connect W6 as a bridge, follow the instructions below.
How to set up your Predator Connect W6 as a bridge
- Plug one end of the RJ-45 network cable into your DSL or cable modem and the other end into the Predator Connect W6's WAN port.
- Open an internet browser on your computer and type one of the following into the search bar of your browser:
- Enter your admin password.
When you login for the first time, you need to use the default admin password that can be found in a sticker on the bottom of the device.
- Click on Log in.
- Click on the Quick setup tab.
- Click on the Next button.
- In the WAN section, set the connection mode to Static IP. Then enter the:
- IP address
- Subnet mask
- Default gateway
- Primary DNS server
Note: The default gateway should be the IP address of the ISP modem/router.
- Click on Next and save your settings.
Note: Please disable the DHCP server. The ISP modem router’s DHCP server will assign IPs to all clients.