Have you ever tried to set up a router as a repeater but failed?? Or have you ever wondered how to use a spare router as wifi extender? If your answer is yes, then I have got a solution for you!!
Repeater helps allot in increasing the wifi range. But do you know how to set up a router as a repeater?
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How to Set up a Router as a Repeater
If you live in a big house or in an area, where wifi signals you get are not so strong, then probably you try hard to extend the wifi signals.
In order to boost up the signal, it is quite essential to learn to set up the router as a repeater since repeater plays a vital role in extending the wifi signals.
Follow the step by step guide and learn to set up a router as a repeater by using Ethernet or Powerline adaptors.
Step 1: First of all, try finding out some additional details about the router you’re using like what security type it is using and which channel it is broadcasting on.
Step 2: Now open up your wireless network connection, you are connected through.
For Windows XP: Go to the network connection (that your router is connected through)> click on status > support. You will see the following screen I’ve mentioned below.
For Windows 7/8/10 and Vista: Go to the Network and Sharing Centre> Change adapter settings> then right-click on the connection and go to status> Details. You will see the screen mentioned below.
The window will show you the computer’s IP address and the Gateway. The Gateway is the address of your primary router. Note down that!
Step 3: Now open up the web browser and in the address bar type the gateway you noted earlier. Hit enter.
Step 4: After you press enter, you will be asked to enter the username and the password. If you already know that, fill the fields, and if you are not aware of the Id and password, check underneath the router. Probably you will get that there.
After you have entered the ID and password, you will gain the access to the router’s configuration.
Step 5: As you can see in the above screen, you are provided with various options and the settings. Here, you have to do nothing but check some settings like, wireless settings, the channel, router name, and the security type.
Note the security type because it would be required while adding the spare router.
Step 6: Now, reset the old router to its factory settings. To reset the router, try finding a small whole usually placed at the back of the router. In the power on mode, insert a thin clip or something similar to that. Within few seconds or so, release the pin. And all the lights on the router would blink for a second, and the router would be reset to its factory settings.
Step 7: Now connect the second router to a PC, which is not connected to your network. Try to turn off your main router for a few minutes until the setup of the spare router is done.
And if you don’t have additional PC, then disconnect the main router from your network temporarily. Once done, follow the steps from 1 to step 3 until you reach the same position that is configuration page.
Step 8: Once you are on the configuration page, go to the wireless settings page. Here, you will have to enable the wireless. Change all the settings, security type, and password and make them similar to the primary router.
Step 9: Now you need to give the spare router fixed IP address which the primary router will recognize and work with.
That’s it!! You are almost done. Now head over to the LAN settings page and make the spare router’s IP address of same as the main router.
After the above steps are done, follow the below-mentioned steps.
- Go to the Setup and change the current mode from Gateway to Router.
- Disable DHCP Server. Our main router will handle the task of assigning IP addresses to devices connected to the wireless network.
- Now change the IP address of the spare router to any other address. For example, if the Ip address of your main router is 192.168.30.2, you can harmlessly assign an IP address of 192.168.30.3 to SLAVE router. Now save all the settings and close the browser. Remember this address you might need later. So be careful!
Once done, you are good to go. Connect them with an Ethernet cable. Pick any of the available LAN ports on the Main router and connect it to any of the LAN ports on the spare router using an Ethernet cable.
After all the settings are done in the mentioned way, it’s time to check the network signals. Connect the wireless connection in any of the device and you will see you have successfully setup your router as a repeater and have successfully extended the wifi range.
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After reading the guide, I am quite sure you would be able to setup your router as a repeater without any problem. But in case, if you are facing trouble while setting up do ask in the comment section.
With this, I have reached the end of the article. I hope after reading out our guide on how to set up a router as a repeater; you must have successfully learned to add up the router as repeater along with how to add a second router to your wireless network.
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