How To Use D Link Router As Wifi Extender
Sometimes, you would have reset your Linksys router. But after the reset, your router might refuse to work. If this is the case, try the following troubleshooting methods to fix your Linksys router:
- How To Use D Link Router As Wifi Extender
Carry out these steps to use your D-Link router as a Wi-Fi extender:
Connect your primary W-Fi router to the computer and identify the default gateway.
On your computer, click the Windows icon available at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Type "cmd" in the search panel and give a right-click on the Command Prompt tab from the search result.
Click the Run as administrator option from the drop-down menu.
In the Command Prompt window, type the "ipconfig" command and press the Enter key.
You can identify the IP address of the primary Wi-Fi router near the Default Gateway field.
After identifying the IP address of the primary Wi-Fi router, open the default browser and enter the IP address in the URL field.
In the login portal, log in with the help of the username and password of the primary Wi-Fi router.
You can find the network credentials of the Wi-Fi router from the label attached at the back-side of the Wi-Fi router box.
Click the Wireless Settings tab and note down the SSID and Network Key of the Wi-Fi router.
Now, reset the D-Link router to the factory defaults if you have already configured the basic settings.
Connect it to another PC and identify the IP address using the Command Prompt app.
Alternatively, you can identify the IP address from the Wireless Network Connection Status window.
Open the default browser and type the IP address of the D-Link router in the URL field.
In the D-Link router's login portal, enter "admin" in the Username field and click the Login button.
Next, click the Wireless tab and configure your desired SSID and password for the D-Link router.
If the IP address of the primary Wi-Fi router is 192.168.1.1, you need to change the D-Link router's IP address to 192.168.1.2.
Navigate to the left-side panel and click the Wireless Repeater tab.
Enable the "Repeater Enabled" checkbox and click the Site Survey button.
Now, the D-Link router detects the primary router automatically.
Select the primary router and click the Next button.
Type the primary Wi-Fi router's password in the Pre-Shared Key field and click Next.
Modify the IP address and Subnet Mask if necessary and click the Finish button to complete the setup.
Finally, verify whether you are able to use the D-Link router as a Wi-Fi extender.