How to Use a Router as a Repeater to Extend your Wifi

May 23, 2019

Have you recently shifted to the new building or house but not satisfied with your new network connectivity? Well! You can use your old router as a repeater to extend the range of your WiFi network. Here are some simple steps you can follow for completing your WiFi Extender Setup using an old router.

Step 1 – Get the WiFi details from your main router.

You need to find out the details of your current WiFi connection. You must have the SSID Name, WIFI password, and the security type. To get this information, connect to the WiFi network, right click on the context menu and choose the properties.

Step 2 – Reset the old router

Once you have collected all the details of the main router, plug in the old adapter and go for the factory reset. Router reset is the best practice you can go for. Once you are done, disconnect the primary wireless router and then connect the secondary router through WiFi connection or ethernet cord. Wait for your PC to get the default IP and then connect it to the router via default browser. On the login page, try to use username and password as ‘admin’.

Step 3 – Configure the router as a repeater

In the router control panel, open wireless settings and go to ‘operation mode’ option. Select this option and change it to the ‘Repeater’. After that, click ‘Search/Survey’ button to get the list of WiFi network available. Click to connect and provide the WiFi password of your primary connection. Save the settings. In case, if you are not asked for the Wireless password, go to Wireless Security page and manually configure the settings. At last, click to reboot. Now, you will see that your secondary router is set as the repeater mode having the same WiFi name.

Step 4 – Placing the Router

Place both primary and secondary router somewhere in the middle of your home or building for better connectivity.

With the help of this WiFi Repeater Setup Wizard, you can set up your router as a repeater. If you have any doubt, you can contact the experts for router support.

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