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Setting up a Wireless Repeater/Access Point

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#1 Cyran


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 07:56 PM

Hey all, I had a quick question about possibly extending my Wireless Network drastically. I have the new 2 Asus AC 5300's ( I'm working on a really big house ) and I was hoping someone could tell me how I can set up a Wireless Repeater or a Wireless Access point that will connect to the main router.



I know I need to disconnect the DHCP settings ( I always do ) and get the Ip Address on the first router, and to input the info into the second router, but I am not sure what more steps I need to do if there are more.


Any information would be appreciated.

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#2 Wand3r3r


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 11:51 PM

first thing to do is walk around the house with your phone and see what the strength is of the wifi signal.

at that good to low strength point, the distance of that location from the wifi signal source will give you a guestimation of the distance you can then go into with the extender. diagram S****M---E  @Source/Mid/End

if the building extends beyond that point you should consider powerline repeaters with multiple stations. 



wifi repeater must be in the good receive range to be able to repeat a good signal.

building material like what is in walls floors ceilings can impede wifi signals

it is BEST to have a wired connection from the main router to the extender.  There is a lot of degradation in wifi as you doubly repeat it.


Most extenders have a number of possible configurations.  Most you connect to the main router using WPS [button or software click].

Usually you assign it a ip address in the lan subnet but that is out of the dhcp scope so you can access via the lan to manage it.

This is all covered in the docs

Edited by Wand3r3r, 27 December 2015 - 11:54 PM.

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