Here is my setup: I have my main router downstairs and my mini router (GL-MT300N) upstairs. My MT300N is connected to the main router via powerline adapter (in other words, it is a wired connection); the powerline adapter’s Ethernet cable upstairs is plugged into the WAN port on the MT300N. With this setup, everything works great - I plug in the MT300N, it receives an internet signal from the router downstairs via powerline adapter connection, and the wifi signal the MT300N broadcasts is very strong for devices to connect to upstairs, internet is working, etc. However, this upstairs wifi signal broadcast by the MT300N is on its own network - when devices connect to this SSID, they can only see each other, they cannot see the devices connected to the main router downstairs and over the rest of the house. Thus, the wifi signal generated from my MT300N does not extend to my main network. I would like for the MT300N’s wifi signal to be part of the main network so that devices and apps utilized upstairs (Plex, Roku, Audio Chromecast, etc.) are part of the whole house network.
As such, I would like to understand how to bridge this wifi signal from the MT300N back to the main network, but I want to keep the connection between the main router and the MT300N wired. Yes, my main router downstairs broadcasts a wifi signal, but it is too weak to effectively use upstairs, and I don’t want to use a wireless repeater. I have successfully set-up a wireless repeater upstairs and it is MUCH slower than my current setup of broadcasting a new wireless signal from the MT300N whereby the MT300N is receiving its input via wired connection to the main router from powerline adapter. I don’t want to grab the wifi signal downstairs and repeat it upstairs, I want to grab the WIRED signal upstairs coming out of the powerline adapter and into the MT300N and somehow bridge this back to the main router’s network so that the wifi signal broadcast by the MT300N is on the original network.
Is this possible?