Dec 8 2014
This is personal anecdote about how to re-connect to a disconnected wifi bridge if your main AP is off/broken.
Usually our network is layered as follows:
Laptop <-----[WIFI]-----> DLINK Powerline Enabled AP <-----[Copper Power Wire]-----> TP LINK Powerline <-----[Ethernet]-----> ADSL Modem & AP <-----[WIFI]-----> Asus WL-330N3G <-----[ethernet]-----> WD Media Player
So 2 weeks ago the ADSL Modem (AP including LAN DHCP server) died but in the network I continued seeing the SSID. After scanning the network we saw that the ASUS wireless bridge transmits with the same SSID as the ADSL modem / AP. The actual modem is a Belkin but the wireless bridge uses the same SSID as seen below from an iphone app called “Net Analyzer”.