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Steps for Setting up Linksys Router as Wireless Repeater

November 23 2016 , Written by Lisa Heydon Published on #Router

Steps for Setting up Linksys Router as Wireless Repeater

Linksys is a leading router brand which caters to a large user base across the globe. Besides fulfilling the basic connectivity needs, these routers can be used as repeaters to increase the size of the wireless network by connecting more computers to it. All you need to do is to make some changes in the basic input/output system (BIOS) of the router and you can have a powerful network to work. This can be done by talking to the experts on Linksys customer support phone number or following a series of steps.

Here are the steps that would enable you for setting up Linksys router as a wireless repeater:

  • First of all, you will have to master reset the router for avoiding any complications related with previously made BIOS changes such as filtering, broadcasting and bridging. For resetting the router, you will have to plug it in a power source and then place a pin in its reset hole at the back. Hold it there till you see lights flashing. Now the router BIOS has been reset along with the user name and password of the user interface.
  • Now plug an Ethernet cable to the LAN port at the router’s back and plug its other end to the Ethernet port at the computer’s back. Now your router will be tethered to the computer.
  • Type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of the browser and press the Enter key. An authentication box will pop up for asking the username and password; type ‘Admin’ in both and press Enter. In case the default information fails to work, try again after omitting the password. Some routers make use of default passwords while others don’t.
  • Now access the ‘Basic Setup’ page and them disable the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. This step will stop the router from routing the IP addresses to all the equipment connected with the network. This task is carried out by the network’s main router, so this router has to be turned off for avoiding connection issues.
  • In case you have a Linksys router as the main router on the network or it also has same IP address, the local IP address has to be changed. Network conflicts can be avoided if all the equipment on the network has unique IP addresses.
  • Now click on ‘Wireless’ followed by changing the SSID to match the network name on the main router.
  • Similarly click on ‘Wireless Security’ and then change the passphrase so that it matches that of the main router. The step may be skipped if you have not secured the network.
  • Click on ‘Update Settings’ for saving the BIOS changes to this router.
  • Finally disconnect the Ethernet cable that links the router with the computer. Plug one end of the cable to LAN port no 1 at the main router’s back and the other end to the WAN port of the router being used as the repeater.

If you are unable to set up the Linksys router as repeated using these steps, then you can connect with Linksys customer service for instant support. The phone number gets you in touch with expert certified Linksys professionals who are available 24 by 7 for assisting you to trouble shoot all the Linksys issues.

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