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How to set up your extra router as a Wi-Fi repeater

Turn your extra D-LINK router into a Wi-Fi repeater

If you have a second router you can turn it into a Wi-Fi repeater to boost your internet Wi-Fi signal in the home or office. It is best to place it not too far from the main router.

Note. This will extend the Wi-Fi range, not the speed. The more users the higher the congestion.

  • Reset the second router to factory settings, press the ‘reset’ button located underneath the router.

Configure your second router:

  • Open your internet browser.
  • Go to the routers IP address. Enter into the address bar and press enter.
  • Log into the router.
  • Select ‘Continue’ to configure via the setup wizard.

  • In the Connection method drop-down menu, select ‘Wi-Fi’.
  • In the Work mode drop-down menu, select ‘Repeater’.
  • Click ‘Next’.

  • On the LAN page, tick ‘Automatic obtainment of IPV4 address’.
  • Click ‘Next’.

  • On the Wi-Fi Client page, Select ‘Wireless networks’ at the bottom of the page.

  • Select the Network Name (SSID) you want to repeat.
    You may be required to enter the password.

  • Click ‘Next’ to create the Wi-Fi Repeater profile.

  • The new network name will be the original name with _EXT will be added to the end.
  • Create the password for the repeater. You can also select ‘USE’ to copy the same access details from the main router.
  • Click ‘Next’.
  • Follow the same procedure for the 5GHz wireless network.
  • Click ‘Next’.

  • For security purposes, you will be requested to update the router login details on the Change web-based interface password page.
  • Click ‘Next’.

  • A summary of your changes will appear, Click ‘Apply’ to save these settings.

Create a secure password. It is important to create a strong and secure password. Use a minimum of 10 characters. Include uppercase, lowercase, numbers and use at least one special character (eg: =~_{} @^&>*) in the password. Do not include a username or your name in the password.

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