With the exciting new features and varied new range of speedy routers, were you enjoy less lag and less buffering we end up purchasing a new router. Though, we always have a question in our mind as to
what do we do with the old router? Well, it is indeed a great idea to use your old router efficiently as a repeater even if you have a new router. Setting up a new repeater greatly assists in expanding your
network and increasing its range drastically. It will definitely help you to cover those blind spots which your network has in place. TP-Link Technical Support highly suggest you to give it a try as throwing your
old router away isn’t a smart idea at all.
This TP-Link technical support article will tell you how to setup any TP-Link router as a repeater in a right
Make a note of all the Wi-Fi settings of your router as you will need it to setup your other router as repeater. You also need to disable the DHCP server from your router as your primary router will handle
out the IP address on your network and not the repeater so bridge connection will not work here.
Configuring the repeater:
- Log in to repeater and enter the username and password when prompted.
- Go to Network and make sure that repeater’s IP address is in the same IP segment with the
- main router to avoid any IP conflict.
- Go to Wireless Settings > Universal Repeater. Select Universal Repeater as the operation mode.
- Click on search.
- You will now see a list of devices. Find your main router’s SSID on the list and click connect.
- Click Save.
- Go to wireless > wireless Security. You have to enter the security type and wireless password of your main router.
- Click Save.
- Go to System Tools and reboot the router.
- Your repeater should be working perfectly with your network now. If not, you may have done something wrong. Try to redo all the steps.
If you are having any problem, please contact to TP-Link Technical Support. You can call TP Link Tech Support experts on TP Link technical support Australia at 1-800-987-893 (Toll free).