I’m a total noob in all network things.
I would like to use my Mudi GL-E750 this way:
- connect to existing WiFi
- repeat this WiFi through LAN (usb-c port on Mudi to usb-c port on my laptop, macbook pro)
Is this possible? How can I achieve this?
- to change the Network Mode to Extender or WDS
- to connect the usb-c cable from Mudi to my laptop
But I failed each time, as it is not recognized as Thunderbolt Bridge on my laptop. I had to reset the router (4 second reset) each time.
Why do I want this: I would like to do channel bonding from 2 different WiFi networks. One connected directly to the laptop. The other network connected through the Mudi Ethernet output (if that makes sense).
Thank you very much
It is possible, however you will also need something like this:
For the above example using the E750 you would have:
Router WiFi → Repeater Wifi E750 → USBC-USBC cable ->E750 Mini Port Replicator->Ethernet Cable->RJ45-USBC Adapter->USB C Port->Notebook
So not exactly the cleaniest solution but really there’s no other option if you want wired connection.
The only Gl.Inet unit that appears as an ethernet adapter via USB-C is the BrumeW. Then you could have
Router WiFi → Repeater BrumeW (2.4Ghz only) → USBC-USBC cable->USB C Port->Notebook
The only other “neat” option you have within the Gl.Inet range (if your notebook/devices has a USB-A port) is the USB 150 microrouter. This would plug directly into a USB-A Port . Repeater WiFi USB150 (2.4Ghz only) ->USB A Port ->Notebook
A lot depends on your exact needs (and budget as always )
Hope this helps.
@limbot Thank you for your help!
I am curious: why can’t I use the USBC cable straight from E750 to my notebook? Why do we need to use these various adapters?
Also, I guess I wouldn’t be able to use the USBA port from E750?
I think I will just buy a USBA or USBC dongle like this: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-wireless-network-Adapter-SoftAP/dp/B008IFXQFU/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=wifi+usb&qid=1620185950&sr=8-4
Thanks again for your help
Basically the USB-C port (or the USB-A port) on the E750 doesn’t support “virtual” ethernet. It’s just a “constraint” of the hardware.