HOW TO CONFIGURE MULTIPLE WIRELESS ROUTERS ON ONE NETWORK

Perform the following how to configure multiple wireless routers on one network steps to configure multiple wireless routers into one network.

First step is to find the IP address of the home network.

  • Step 1:Right-click the network icon and click Network and sharing center.
  • Step 2:On the next screen, select Change adapter settings.
  • Step 3:Next on using how to configure multiple wireless routers on one network steps, right-click the network icon, select Status, and then go to Details.
  • Step 4:On the Details screen, you can find the IP address of the home network.
  • Step 5:The IP address will have the string 192.168.X.1, the third digit (X) should be same for all the router on the same network and the last digit should be 1 for the 1st router, 2 for 2nd router, and 3 for the third router

Connecting the second router (R2)

  • Step 1:Connect a CAT 5E cable to any one of the ports on the second router (R2) and then connect the other end to the LAN or network port of the computer.
  • Step 2:Note down the IP address of the router (R2) connected to the computer.
  • Step 3:Launch a new web browser and enter the IP address of the router in the address bar.
  • Step 4:Enter the required credentials to sign in to the router’s (R2) web setup page.
  • Step 5:On the left pane, click the DHCP option, disable DHCP server, and then click the Save button.
  • Step 6:Click OK in the reboot prompt.
  • Step 7:Next, set the network IP address for the router.
  • Step 8:Click the Network option and select LAN.
  • Step 9:In the IP Address box, change the IP address to 192.168.X.2 and click the Save button.
  • Step 10:Again, click OK on the reboot prompt, and the rebooting process will start.
  • Step 11:Now by using how to configure multiple wireless routers on one network guide, detach the router (R2) from the system. Connect the third router (R3) to the computer.
  • Step 12:Plug the Ethernet cable between the router (R3) and the computer.
  • Step 13:View the status of the router. In the Status windows, click Details and note down the default gateway of the router (R3).
  • Step 14:Login to the router’s (R3) configuration page, disable the DHCP server, and then click the Save button.
  • Step 15:Click OK for the rebooting the router.
  • Step 16:Again, click the Network option and then click LAN.
  • Step 17:Here, set the IP address as 192.168.X.3 and click the Save button. Click OK on the rebooting prompt.
  • Step 18:Now, disconnect the third router (R3) and connect the primary router.
  • Step 19:In a new web browser, enter the IP address of the primary router (R1) in the address bar.
  • Step 20:Enter the required credentials to log in to the router’s Home page.
  • Step 21:Click the Advanced tab and select Setup and then click the LAN setup.
  • Step 22:Check whether the DHCP server is enabled.
  • Step 23:Now, modify the starting IP address and the Ending IP address.
  • Step 24:Adjust its range and set it between 10 and 254 and apply the settings.
  • Step 25:Now by using how to configure multiple wireless routers on one network guide, And proceed to connect all three routers physically.
  • Step 26:The primary router (R1) is connected to the internet. 
  • Step 27:Plug in a patch cable to the third router (R3) and connect the other end to the second router (R2).
  • Step 28:Take another patch cable, plug one end into one of the ports of the second router (R2) and the other end to the primary router (R1).
  • Step 29:Use another LAN cable to connect the primary router (R1) to the computer.
  • Step 30:Now, log in to the computer and right-click the Network icon.
  • Step 31:Open the Network and Sharing Center window and click the Change adapter settings option.
  • Step 32:Now, disable the Wi-Fi connection by right-clicking the Wi-Fi and selecting Disable.
  • Step 33:Now, proceed with Wi-Fi configuration. Launch a new browser window and go to the primary router’s (R1) web setup page.
  • Step 34:Log in by providing the username and password. Click the Basic tab and select Wireless on the main screen of the setup page.
  • Step 35:In the Channel field, change the Channel setting as 1 and save the settings.
  • Step 36:Next, log in to the secondary router’s home page and modify the Channel settings to 6 and save the settings made.
  • Step 37:Again, login to the third router’s home page. 
  • Step 38:Similarly, change the third router’s (R3) Channel from Auto to 11 and click Save.
  • Step 39:Return to all the three router’s page and change the Name (SSID)of the router. It can be Wi-Fi1, Wi-Fi2, Wi-Fi3.
  • Step 40:Next, go to the Wireless security and change the password for all the three routers.
  • Step 41:Make sure to keep one common password. When the Password is set, click the Save button.
  • Step 42:Reboot the router when the changes are Done.
  • Step 43:Return to the Network and Sharing window and enable Wi-Fi.
  • Step 44:Next procedure of how to configure multiple wireless routers on one network steps is to detach the LAN cable from the computer. Wi-Fi has been enabled on all the three routers.