Dir-895l forum user requests and bugs hp gas

1. Wireless Repeater/Bridge mode (not just ethernet bridge) i.e.: My primary & secondary router both are 3 band. I would like to use one of the two 5GHz bands as a dedicated wireless repeater & then use the other two bands to transmit the normal 2.4 & 5G signals. I currently have my primary connected to an older 1750 class router set up in media mode & sending a LAN line to my 895L in repeater mode which then transmits the wifi signal. I would like to remove the 1750 class router from my structure.

Currently the 895L only supports Router mode or Extender mode, which I believe is a form of repeater. Extender mode was reported not working as intended however maybe in more recent FW updates. I don’t have this model router so I don’t know for sure if it works or not. D-Link routers don’t have the ability to separate a radio for extender mode and the use the others in AP mode. That is not technically feasible as signals that close would not work right on the same unit. The 895L also doesn’t support wireless bridge mode and I presume from it’s intended design, won’t in the future. The 890L, 880L and 868L support wireless bridge mode.

This as been a long time standard held by D-Link. I don’t know why they don’t allow for more. Seems only logical to have more since the average home gets more devices per user. The only thing I recommend when using a D-Link router and when it comes to reservations, take all of your non essential devices that doesn’t need much or any router management, set input Static IP addresses ON those devices that are out side of the main host routers DHCP IP address pool 192.168.0.100 thru .200, Devices like printers, NAS, cameras, streamers, controllers and any phones or PCs. Put these out side the pool with static IP addresses. (192.168.0.2 thru .99 or 192.168.0.201 thru .254) This will free up your limited reservation pool on D-Link routers for more important devices like game consoles, phone, pads and PCs that need router management and controls. Link> DHCP

1. Wireless Repeater/Bridge mode (not just ethernet bridge) i.e.: My primary & secondary router both are 3 band. I would like to use one of the two 5GHz bands as a dedicated wireless repeater & then use the other two bands to transmit the normal 2.4 & 5G signals. I currently have my primary connected to an older 1750 class router set up in media mode & sending a LAN line to my 895L in repeater mode which then transmits the wifi signal. I would like to remove the 1750 class router from my structure.

Currently the 895L only supports Router mode or Extender mode, which I believe is a form of repeater. Extender mode was reported not working as intended however maybe in more recent FW updates. I don’t have this model router so I don’t know for sure if it works or not. D-Link routers don’t have the ability to separate a radio for extender mode and the use the others in AP mode. That is not technically feasible as signals that close would not work right on the same unit. The 895L also doesn’t support wireless bridge mode and I presume from it’s intended design, won’t in the future. The 890L, 880L and 868L support wireless bridge mode.

I’ve had this router for over a month now & the repeater actually has worked well. I, unfortunately, have three routers to make my network work: ASUS RT-AC3200 is my primary router, kicking out a 2.4GHz, 5GHz Low (which is dedicated to the second router), & a 5GHz high. The second router is an older RT-AC66U which runs in media mode…it dedicates the 5GHz connection with the primary router, but the 2.4 is not kicked out as a repeater, so I turned it off using SSH to cut temps & reduce interference. Finally, the 895 connects to the 66U via LAN & is set up in repeater. I have had zero issues, apart from the extra electricity used.

Mesh does this same thing internally. Basically, the dedicated 5GHz line becomes the "Backhaul" & keeps the network from halfing. Unlike my setup, it can utilize the other two bands. (My 3200 can’t act in wifi repeater, just the 66u, but that half’s the speed regardless). Because I actually use the USB 3.0 & it operates faster than the 1GB ports, I use that for my hard drive. If I used Netgear’s mesh, I would still be stuck with three devices because I would need an additional router for the USB 3.0 port.