The RT-AC66U can be configured in Media bridge mode.This mode provide multiple entertainment devices fastest 802.11ac wifi connection simultaneously.To setup the Media bridge mode, you need two RT-AC66U routers, one configured as the Media station and the other as a router.Setup the first RT-AC66U as router then configure the second RT-AC66U as 802.11ac Media bridge and you can simply connect PCs, Smart TV, game console, DVR, media player to Media bridge via Ethernet cable.
Why I need the RT-AC66U as a media bridge
● Upgrade your home entertainment device with low interference Gigabit Wi-Fi
● Avoid the separate Wi-Fi adapters for multiple devices.
● Enhance video streaming speed and stability for Smart TV, Blu-ray player, TiVO, game console, media player.etc.
How to setup media bridge
Step1: The RT-AC66U's IP will be changed after setup as media bridge, in order to find the RT-AC66U's IP address, please download the Install and use the Device Discovery Utility (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/ASUSWRT/Discovery.zip) first.
Step2: Go to Advances settings --> Administration --> Operation mode. Select Media bridge and click apply.
a. Select the wireless network frequency (2.4GHz or 5GHz) of another router you are connecting to. If you connect to 802.11ac, please select 5GHz
b. Input the SSID of another router you are connecting to.
c. Select the security mode of the router you are connection to.
d. Input the passphrase.
e. Click apply
Step4: After click apply, you will see the process bar. After the mode change, you can use the device discovery to connect to the router and check the connection status.