Using a wireless router as a repeater

By grlandry
Jan 16, 2015
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  1. I am using an AT&T supplied 2wire homeportal 3801 hgv gateway for telephone and wireless functions. The Linksys RE1000 wireless-n range extender does not provide the range needed. Can a Linksys N900 or E3000 wireless N router be used as a repeater? If so, how are the gateway and router to be configured?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    modem ==>primary router (wifi on chnl 1)
              (a lan slot)
                 +-----wired connection --(a lan slot) secondary router (wifi on chnl 11)
    the secondary wan slot is left empty

    * use the same SSID and password on both for simplicity
    * config the secondary to NO use DHCP - - this forces the primary to do all assignments

    full print/file share is functional in this setup ( I use it myself).

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