Use the Netgear router as a repeater

A quick glance at the process to use the Netgear router as a repeater

  1. In first step to Use the Netgear router as a repeater, Open a web browser of your choice in your computer which is already connected to the network of the router which you want o use as a repeater. Enter the URL any of the following:Use the Netgear router as a repeater
  2. Visit http://www.routerlogin.net.
  3. http://www.routerlogin.com
  4. http://192.168.1.1
  5. http://192.168.0.1
  6. http://10.0.0.1
  • There a window will be open and you will be asked to enter the username and password for the router login.
    • Default login credentials are:
    • Username: admin
    • Password: password

    Note: Please note that the Username and password are case sensitive.

    In case you had changed the default login credentials then enter your administrative credentials into the User Name and Password fields. Click “OK” to log in. From there select the wireless option and check that the wireless settings match the base unit in the same manner. Also please make sure that the Security Options must be set to None before proceeding with the Wireless Repeating setup.

  • From there click on Advanced and go into the Advanced setup option. Under advanced setup select the option wireless repeating. Under this click on the option Enable Wireless Repeating Function. Now select wireless repeater option.
  • In the final step of knowing the Use the Netgear router as a repeater, In the repeater IP address please type the IP address of the repeater router. Here please make sure that the repeater Ip address needs to be in the same subnet as the base station, but different from the LAN IP address of the base station. Now select the option Disable Wireless Client Association. Next, enter the MAC addresses for the access point that will be the base station into the Base Station MAC Address field and click on Apply. By following these steps you can Use the Netgear router as a repeater

 

Step by step guide to use the Netgear router as a Repeater

As the name denotes a wireless repeater is an extender which repeats or extends the wireless signal produced from a router. Here are the steps mentioned below to use the Netgear router as a repeater:

Step1

In the very first step of learning to use the Netgear router as a repeater, take an ethernet cable and connect the Ethernet cable to the Netgear router hosting the network. Connect the other end to a computer. Now open the web browser in your computer and there enter the default URL of router login which is:

www.routerlogin.net” or “192.168.1.1

Note: Please enter the any of above URL into the address bar of the web browser without quotes

  • A screen will be open, Here you will be asked to enter the username and password. Enter the credentials as required. Default login credentials are:
  • Username: admin
  • Password: password

Note: Please note that the Username and password are case sensitive.

In case you had changed the default login credentials then enter your administrative credentials into the User Name and Password fields. Click “OK” to log in. Under the option of setup, please locate the option Wireless settings. From there note down the network name, mode, and channel.

Step 2

In the next step, visit the security settings. Under the security options. choose the WEP. In this entry, the security key into the relevant fields and after doing so, click on the Apply option. Now go into advanced settings of the Netgear router. Under the Advanced settings select “Wireless Repeating Function”. Now note down the MAC address of the device.

Step 3

In this step, remove the ethernet cable from the router and connect the ethernet cable to the Netgear device to use it as a repeater. Also, check and verify if the router is connected to the modem. If so, disconnect the router from the modem.

Step 4

Now log in to your router again as we dine before.

open the web browser in your computer and there enter the default URL of router login which is:

www.routerlogin.net” or “192.168.1.1

Note: Please enter the any of above URL into the address bar of the web browser without quotes

  • A screen will be open, Here you will be asked to enter the username and password. Enter the credentials as required. Default login credentials are:
  • Username: admin
  • Password: password

Note: Please note that the Username and password are case sensitive.

In case you had changed the default login credentials then enter your administrative credentials into the User Name and Password fields. Click “OK” to log in.

Step 5

Under the settings set up the router in such an order that its service set identifier, mode, channel and security settings match that of the network. There locate the option router status. After doing so note down the IP address, found under LAN Port. Now select the option Wireless Repeating Function. From there note down the Mac address as under the wireless repeating function. After this click on option Enable Wireless Repeating Function. Under this select the Wireless Repeater from other available options.

Under this enter the enter the IP address of the router which you have already noted down previously and after that deselect “Disable Wireless Client Association.” Next Enter the MAC address of the network router into the Base Station MAC Address field. Click “Apply” to turn the router into a repeater.

Now remove the ethernet cable from the repeater. Now sign into the network with using the login credentials and enter into router setup. After this visit the Wireless Repeating Function page and then select “Enable Wireless Repeater.” Click “Wireless Base Station.” Deselect “Disable Wireless Client Association” and then enter the MAC address of the repeater into the applicable field. In the last step please click on Apply to complete the router setup as a repeater.

 

A General setup guide to using any router as a repeater

  • First, check the router settings. Don’t alter any settings just check the router settings and find the detail which includes the router name, the channel and the security type. Note down the security type as you would need it when you set the slave router to the same setting. After done so you will be asked to log out, as you had only made note of the security settings and made no change so there is no need to click on option save if asked.
  • Now reset the router to its factory default settings. And to do so find a small hole at the back of the router which generally marked as Reset. When you had located the reset button, take a pin or anything similar to that (paperclip) and press the reset button with it and also hold in for a few seconds. When you release the paper clip you should see all the lights on the router go out and come back on again. You have reset the router to its factory settings.
  • Find a network cable and Now connect you are this second router with a network cable to a computer and also make sure to choose the computer which is not on your network. Also, keep in mind to turn off your main router for a few minutes while you set up this second router as a repeater.
  • In case there is only one computer available with you then you will have to disconnect it from your working network temporarily. When you attach the network cable with a computer and access the router settings as we done in the previous step.
  • If any setup wizard appears, ignore that and access the Wi-Fi settings page. Now enable wireless, change the wireless network name to be the same as the primary router and choose a channel well away from channel 6, which is what the primary router is using. Now use the same security type along with the same password you are using for your Wi-Fi on your primary router.
  • Now give the slave (second) router an IP address which a primary router can identify and use with. Now visit the LAN page and give the router an IP address in the same range as the IP addresses given out by my main router, but outside of the range that is automatically assigned by DHCP.
  • After this deactivate the DHCP. You can do this by un-ticking it on the relevant configuration page. On each setup page confirm the settings with clicking ‘save settings’ at the bottom of each page as you go. Once you change the IP address of the router you need to wait for a reboot as it will let the router to apply the done settings. And then access it by typing the new IP address into your browser’s address bar.
  • Now connect both of the routers with a network cable. If it finds complicated by you then the best alternative is to use cheap powerline networking adapters. Now as both of the routers are powered on, now let’s check the network. Check it with any device which can be connected to the network and by that you can check the signal strength when you put the devices close to the routers. If you follow these steps you will find that you have successfully extended the reach of your wireless network and now have a second wireless access point.

 

 

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