Setting up RUTX14 (& RUTX11) as WIFI bridge


I am struggling to setup my RUTX14 as WIFI bridge (to an external WIFI network) and can’t find any up-to-(firmware)-date documentation. Here is a pdf document based on an old RUTX11 firmware with a step by step installation I am referring to:

My firmware (from January 2024) is: RUTX_R_00.07.06.3.

My step by step setup experience vs the recommendation:

Step 1
Navigate to NETWORK / WIRELESS and click on the SCAN button in the 2.4Ghz wireless network section. ###WORKS###

Step 2
Once the scan finishes, Click the JOIN NETWORK button that corresponds to the 2.4Ghz wireless network that you wish to bridge a connection to. ###WORKS###

Step 3
Next, type in the passphrase for that wireless network, ensure that ‘Name of the new network’ is ‘wwan’ and then click the SUBMIT button.###Q: Does it have to be “wwan”? My default option is “wifi1”.

Step 4
Then click the SAVE & APPLY button to confirm the configuration. ###WORKS###

Step 5
Next navigate to NETWORK / LAN and in the LAN SETTINGS section, click on the ‘Pencil’ icon.
###My one and only LAN interface is showing green status “up” and type: “Bridge”.###

Step 6
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to the RELAY CONFIGURATION section, enable it, make sure that the ‘Interface’ is using ‘wwan,’ and then click the SAVE & APPLY button to apply the configuration.
###My interface looks very different: No access to “RELAY CONFIGURATION” here, and instead:
General settings: Enable on/off, default: on, Name: Default: “lan”, protocol: “Static” and IPv4 address and net mask showing my router’s IP address.

Accessing RELAY CONFIGURATION settings in my case (latest firmware):
Network > Wireless > Relayd
My settings here: Enabled: ON, Interface: lan, Wireless interface: “wifi1”.

That’s it. None of my existing two WIFI networks have an internet connection.
No additional “wifi1” network is showing up.

Please help me to make this work. Thank you!

A presentation is attached hereto. Unfortunately not as PDF as this format is not accepted here. (???)
Instead I uploaded images.


The directions on the document/link you provided are outdated. The process for connecting a RUTX device is much simpler. Based on the info you provided, it seems you did connect to a wifi network, but it is not providing internet for the device. Can you confirm whether this is the case for other devices which are connected to the wifi? You can test it with a phone or pc. If you cannot gain internet this way, then you may need to troubleshoot the wifi access point/network.

To confirm the process for how to connect your device to wifi acting as a client, you may follow the steps found on our wiki page here: RUTX11 Wireless - Teltonika Networks Wiki (


If you’re looking to use a different mode apart from client, then you may scroll down to find them as well.

To verify your wireless connection, you can check the Network> WAN page to see wifi1 has obtained an IP and has an “UP” status. Please make sure it is enabled as well.

You can also check the Network> Wireless page to verify the signal strength of the wifi network and confirm the status is “UP” and check what mode it is accessing the network as.

If you’re looking for DHCP relay for wifi, you may find information regarding the process on our wiki: Relayd RutOS - Teltonika Networks Wiki (

Hello JoshuaS,

Thank you so much for your reply. The good news first: The bridge mode works now for the first time ever. Not sure why it has been so difficult in the past. I assume it’s the new firmware, solving the issue.
No DHCP trouble anymore, just adding the external WIFI network and it works (kind of replacing my SIM card, which I physically removed, i.e. WIFI bridge instead of SIM/Mobile network) - even with both of my (already existing) WIFI networks; 2.4 and 5 GHz.
This is a big relieve!!!


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