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Ways to use TRENDnet® router as a repeater
Wireless networks provide great comfort level and stability. Hence, wireless networks are commonly used at home and office. You can keep your computers connected to each other with no wires. All computers on the network communicate through the router. The computer that is closest to the router gets powerful network signals and can effectively communicate with other computers and wireless devices on the network. TRENDnet routers are capable of transmitting and receiving wireless signals in and around 300 feet. You can connect many computers on the network, kept more than 300 feet away from the router. In such a case, a repeater will be a useful device for your network. You can install a repeater in a location where the range of the wireless router starts to weaken. The repeater will receive wireless signals from the router, boost it and start to transmit it further. This way you can enhance your network and you can always enjoy an uninterrupted network connection.
- Opening up the router configuration page
- Changing router settings
- Ways to fix any problem
Opening up the router configuration page
To make any changes to the router settings, you need to access the router configuration page. Take the router that you want to turn in to a repeater and connect it to a computer using a network cable. You need to open Internet Explorer and type in the IP address of the router to launch the router configuration page. Make sure that your computer is set to obtain the IP address from Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). The router configuration page will prompt you to enter the administrator password and once you enter it, you will be granted access to change the settings.
Changing router settings
There are few settings that you need to change on a router to make it work like a repeater. You need to disable DHCP, DNS, firewall and IP forwarding of the router. You need to change the IP address of the router, so that it does not conflict with the other router. The IP address of the router that will be used as a router should be higher than the router. Set the operating mode to gateway or switch and save the settings. The router will now reboot and is ready to work as a repeater. You can fix it in a place where the range of the wireless router ends.
Signal strength and IP conflicts will be two major issues that you may come across while using your TRENDnet router as a repeater. For better signal strength you can adjust the antenna or the placement of the router. To avoid IP conflicts to make sure that no computer or device has the same IP addresses. Set all computers to obtain the IP address from DHCP which will allow the router to supply a different IP address.
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