How To Extend A Wireless Network With A Linksys Router?
In case your Linksys router’s wireless signal does not reach all areas of your office or home, you can easily extend it by adding a secondary Linksys router. When you put your secondary router in the repeater mode, it will get connected to the primary router’s signal. Thus, you can extend your wireless network. Carry out the below steps to know how to extend a wireless network with a Linksys router.
Now, let us see how to extend your wireless network by adding another Linksys router to the existing one:
On your computer, open the default web browser. Please make sure that this computer is connected to your local wireless network.
Next, in the address bar of your browser, type 192.168.1.1
Now, log in to the configuration page of your primary Linksys router. In case you already have a Username and Password, you can use it now. In case you have not set the Username and Password, leave the Username field blank and enter admin in the Password field.
At the top of the current page, you can see the Status tab. Please go to it and then click on the Wireless link.
Now, copy the series of letters and numbers from the MAC Address field.
Please turn off the wireless card (of your computer).
It is now time to connect your secondary Linksys router to the computer. Using an Ethernet cable, you can connect your computer and your secondary router.
Next, please return to the 192.168.1.1 webpage.
Please go to the Setup tab located at the top of your webpage. Then, click on the AP Mode link.
Click on the radio button provided next to the Wireless Repeater option.
In the Remote Access Point’s LAN MAC Address field, paste the MAC Address of your primary router. You would have copied the primary router’s MAC Address previously.
Finally, click on the Save Settings button. The secondary Linksys router will now connect to the primary router’s signal.
You have now succeeded in adding a secondary Linksys router to the primary (already existing) one and, thus, extending your wireless network.
We have now seen the steps involved in extending your wireless network by adding an extra Linksys router to it. And finally, know how to extend a wireless network with a Linksys router.