What is a wireless repeater? Learn the method to set-up a wireless repeater
Wireless networks allow the users to transfer data without the need of any cords or cables. At times the distance between two stations becomes too lengthy that the data become unreliable at places where the base station has least range. In such cases a wireless repeater can solve the problem. A wireless repeater can increase the reliability as well as strength of the signals. Wireless repeaters are ideal to implement when the data is transmitted over a long distance. A repeater is equipped with a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver is used for receiving the data and then the transmitter re-transmits the data. The repeater is also equipped with an amplifier that increases the strength of the data and so the reliability is maintained.
Discussed below are some points that will help users to know more about wireless repeaters and also provide the steps to set-up a wireless repeater:
- Benefits of wireless repeaters
- Necessity of installing
- Method to set-up
Benefits of wireless repeaters
Wireless Repeaters are special components among networking products though they are not used in much of the cases. A wireless repeater can help one to increase the possible range of the wireless network. Wireless repeaters can also be used in cases where the signal strength is weak. Thus wireless repeaters increase the reliability of a wireless network by providing it range and more signal strength.
Necessity of installing
Wireless repeaters are required components in some cases. The need of installing wireless repeaters can be different depending on the requirements of the network. Sometimes the access point of the wireless network might be kept at a distance which is not in the range of other access points or wireless devices. If there is no option to bring the access points or devices closer, then installing wireless repeaters will be the option available before you. Wireless repeaters are also required to be installed in case the signal strength becomes weaker in some edges. At these places wireless repeaters can be installed and the signal strength can be enhanced.
Method to set-up
In order to set-up a wireless repeater, first of all locate the appropriate position where wireless repeater should be placed. Plug in the power cord of the wireless repeater to an electric socket and turn on the device. Access the wireless repeater’s configuration menu by using the vendor’s manual. Set the SSID of the wireless network on the repeater. If you have chosen any security measures like WPA in your network, make sure that you use the same settings in the wireless repeater too. Save the changes and the wireless repeater is ready to go.
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