Know how to set up TP-Link Router as access point.
TP-Link Routers are wireless Wi-Fi routers from TP-Link Corporation Limited. These are comparatively low cost wireless routers with detachable antenna suitable for home and office uses. The default settings of any router can be reconfigured or for making it as an access point for several routers. It is usually practiced in cases for broadening the network coverage in home and office. For setting this, only a wireless or non-wireless router and a CAT-5 cable are required. It is required to reset the router to factory default state. The CAT-5 cable from a laptop is required to be connected to one of the LAN ports of router. It is required to invoke a web browser: http://192.168.1.1/ and then disable the DCHP settings and change the IP address to any unoccupied static address. Thereafter, it is required to reconfigure the setting in the system by creating a new IP address after connecting a live CAT-5 cable from the primary router to the LAN port of the secondary Access Point for finishing the configuration.
Following are the benefits of setting up router as access point:
- Enhances interconnectivity
- Broadens wireless coverage area
- Reduces the cost of network set-up
The configuring of TP-Link router as access point will make an interconnection between the computers and other peripherals within the network coverage area. The increase in the number of routers will improve the signal strength. It is useful in offices and Internet cafes, where the interconnectivity between the computers and peripherals is a necessity for transfer of data and files between the systems.
Broadens the wireless coverage area
The configuring of a TP-Link router to access point will make several routers to come under the particular router that is being configured. The increase in number of routers will increase the wireless network coverage area and the intensity of routers with the given coverage area. The broadening of the network coverage and increase in the number of routers will allow the introduction of more computers and peripherals that will improve the signal strength.
Reduces cost of network set-up
The configuring of TP-Link Router to access point will reduce the cost of purchasing WAP devices that in fact will reduce the cost of the complete wireless networks set-up. The only prerequisites needed for configuring TP-Link Router to access point are a router and a CAT-5 cable. This easy configuring of router will make several routers to come under a single router that gives the scope of setting up wide wireless network coverage area.
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