Saturday, February 11, 2012

How to extend your Wifi Network using another router(s)

Aim of Tutorial: To extend, Your Existing Wi-Fi network using another Wi-fi (2nd) router.

Consider Following scenario :

1.> Assuming your current setup of you router(1st) as below, Connect one end of another (blue in my case ) cat5 Lan cable to one of the 4 LAN ports.

2.> Take another Router (2nd) and plug in the other end of the CAT5 (blue) cable to one of the 4 Lan Ports on it, and switch it ON.

3.> Browse the Router-Page of 2nd Router. In Network Settings, and DISABLE the DHCP Service as shown.

4.> Now, Connect your Laptop/ Phone to this new wifi network, You have successfully extended your wi-fi network.

5.> Any one of the networks will be connected automatically, depending upon signal strength and reachablity.

6.> NOTE:

(a.) Both WI-FI networks may have different WiFi-network names(SSID). My case (SoftwareKing and SoftwareKing2).

(b.) Both Wi-Fi networks may have diffrent Security type and keys.


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