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Using a router as a repeater and hidden networks

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#1 Resilo


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:54 PM

So under normal circumstances this should be an easy task. i am using an ASUS RT-N12 as a repeater

problem is when i change it to a repeater the network just becomes hidden network

and even after typing the correct SSID name (SSID name was rechecked many times it is correct) it fails to connect to the router.

I have logged into the router using it just as a router and there is no further configuration settings related to using it as a repeater

so im wondering if anyone who has more experience may know why i can't connect to the hidden network and if there is a setting related to using the router as a repeater i may be missing and of course if at this point the router is just failing?

A little information for anyone curious

I am a novice computer technician.

my education is a diploma level in Network Systems Administration.

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#2 Wand3r3r


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

found your manual here



only found one reference to wireless repeater on page 25.  no configuration info provided


or what they mean by repeater is not what you think.  Could be the wifi is hidden because its used for the router to router connection and only WIRED devices can get connected to the internet.


if I look for access point I find on page 42 about using device discovery. might try that.


not much to go on.  perhaps there is a firmware update that enhances the feature set.

Edited by Wand3r3r, 16 May 2017 - 02:00 PM.

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