Hello. My name is***** to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.
When you say wireless bridge, do you have your router/modem in bridge mode to use another router you are trying to connect too?
Can you tell me the brand/model of your router? What are you trying to connect too? A game system, phone, tv etc?
Okay, before we go further, that router is great at 30 feet IF there are no walls, electronics and interference with a straight
path to communicate, nothing in the way. The signal gets weak as im sure you already know.
Give me just a few minutes to pull up the specs on these devices.
Netgear WNDR3400 Wireless Router ‑ 802.11b/a/g/n
Netgear WNCE2001 Bridge ‑ 300 Mbps ‑ 2.4 GHz ‑ 802.11b/g/n
These are the settings on the devices you sent me. I am going to check compatibility and frequency they are on to see what
channel and mode they are suggested for optimal use.
I'm still with you. Give me about ten minutes. I am making sure since you are using an 'extender/repeater' that you are
actually in bridge mode on the other device and a way to keep it solid for you if possible.
Okay, the link below will show you how to log into your router. (im sure you know, but just in case) from your computer to make
the changes that will be in the next set of instructions:
There are changes 'tweaks' that should have been set with both devices. It may have served as communication and seems like it
works but not at its best performance. The guide below is for another router similar to this one. Lets ensure these changes were made.
Let me know if you run into any issues or need help with the settings or further instruction.
They are not the same model, but the instructions are based on the same goal and similar in nature.
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Also, on a last note, i realize you mentioned that it drops every so often almost 'on time'. If you go into
both devices and make the changes on the document i sent, this may be your culprit here as well once you
get those settings in place.
I have mine set for 120 in my router to reestablish connection with my other devices.
Address Lease Time: minutes 120 (1~2880 minutes, the default value is 120)
Mine looks like that in my main router under DHCP. You could extend yours to up to 2880. That way if you have
to reconnect, the other device now has your main routers mac address and will try instantly to pick it up, but it
will do it less often for you as requested.
Just after thought while reviewing your question further.
The word repeater and bridge go hand in hand. We are using one device 3400 as a bridge for your other device to 'extend'
the signal strength farther. If you looked at the second reply 'after thought'. Extending the 'time' you have set on your router
to try and reestablish connection longer is the majority of what you needed to get done. This alone will do that for you. If you
log into your router 3400, go under the DHCP and see if it set like mine for the 120minutes. OR LESS. Extend/max it out to the
allowed time to maintain longer, solid connection.
Okay, this is the information on that question: but even from Netgear, it is vague. I cannot see what you see to
go in and look for it. It will depend on several factors:
However, if you follow the guide i sent previously (skip the second repeater portion) it will tell you how to
keep connected. If you already paired them by putting in your mac address, you should be fine. Otherwise,
remote connection is the only possible method for me to get into your router and see.
I understand. I will open this up to another expert to see if they can help you with a more permanent resolution.
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Hello there let me give this a go. You didn't mention whether anything lead up to this. If it was working fine and then the signal started dropping with the bridge device then something could have disrupted the signal. Please try removing one variable and move the 2001 right next to the 3400.If you still experience the same issue then unfortunately it seems that the 2001 has failed.If resetting the 2001 doesn't work then you will need to replace the 2001. Signals between devices can be subjected to interference and changing the broadcast channel can help but if it started showing these symptoms then you have a hardware failure.Sorry to give you this bad news.