A repeater is a device that duplicates the signal of your router and extends its range. This can be a useful tool when you need to get your Wi-Fi signal to the far end of the house or an outdoor area without connecting to your primary wireless router.
There are several ways you can connect a repeater with your router. The first is to set up your router so it creates a new wireless network called “Repeater Mode.” This is often done using the router’s admin settings. The exact phrasing and steps for this process can vary significantly, so you should refer to your router’s manual or online user guide for the most up-to-date instructions.
The second way to use a router as a repeater is to turn it into an access point. This will allow it to be used as a repeater by your existing Wi-Fi devices. This is usually done with a cable, so it’s important to check your primary router’s documentation for specific instructions on how to do this.
To turn your router into a repeater, first log in to your primary wireless network with its password and username. This is usually done through a web browser on your computer, but some models also have their own apps that can be used to do this.
After logging in to your main network, locate the “Wireless” section of the setup screen. Depending on your model, this section may be called something like “Wireless Bridge Mode,” “Extender Mode,” or “Repeater Mode.” Select the AP mode that’s being broadcast by your primary router and enter its password and username.
Next, select the 2.4GHz frequency on which you want to set up your wireless repeater. This is a frequency that isn’t as popular as the 5GHz band, so you might have to do a little research to find the right one for your device.
Once you’ve selected a frequency, click on “Next.” You should see the repeater’s local area network properties appear on your screen. You should also be able to change the encryption type, enter your wireless router’s network key, and more.
Lastly, click “Finish.” Once you’ve finished, your wireless repeater will be ready to use. You should notice that the device’s power LEDs are now lit and the WiFi indicator is on.
The final step is to plug the repeater into an outlet that’s near where you’d like to use it. You should choose a spot that’s free from obstructions and has a good power supply. You should also make sure that the outlet is within the range of your existing Wi-Fi signal. This will ensure that your wireless signal doesn’t suffer any problems due to interference from other networks.