Are you encountering a low network coverage issue and looking to improve your wireless network’s coverage & speed? Then you have reached the right page to perform it.You can extend your wireless network coverage using an additional router or access point. By connecting the additional or new router to an existing one will help you to improve your network coverage easily. But, you can’t afford a new router, or if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to improve your network coverage, then you can use an old or used router as a second access point. Scroll down this page to know how to set up second router as access point. First, you need to gather your main router’s wireless settings. After gathering them, you have to configure your second router as a repeater using the main router’s settings. Finally, connect both the routers (main and second) together using an Ethernet cable or the Cat-5 cable.
Step-by-step Instructions To Set Up The Second Router As An Access Point
Step 1: Gather Your Main Router’s Ip Address And Subnet Mask
First, make sure that your main router is connected to the computer over a wired or wireless connection.
Now, get your main router’s default IP address using the Terminal or CMD window.
For Windows: In the CMD window, type ipconfig/all.
For Mac: Type the route-n get default command in the Terminal window.
Note the default IP address of your main router displayed on the screen.
Now, open your browser and type the default IP address in the search field.
If prompted, type the router’s default credentials to access its web GUI.
Go to the Wireless Settings tab.
Note down your router’s SSID, Wi-Fi security key, and Wi-Fi mode.
Step 2: On Following How To Set Up Second Router As Access Point, Configure Your Second Router
If you’re using an old or used router, then make sure to reset it.
Now, connect your second router to the computer using an Ethernet cable.
Get the router’s default IP address as discussed in step 1.
Access the second router’s web GUI.
Go to the Advanced routing section of your second router.