How To Extend Wireless Range With Second Router?

Because of any physical obstructions, the wireless signal might not reach certain areas of your home. In such cases, you can connect your old router to your existing router using an Ethernet cable. You can even use Wi-Fi repeaters and wireless access points to extend your wireless range. The procedure to establish a connection between your existing router and old router for extending a wireless range and know how to extend wireless range with second router.

Configuring the first (main or existing) router

Step 1

  • 1. Use an Ethernet cable for establishing a connection between the WAN port of your main router and the WAN/Internet of your modem.

Step 2

  • 1. Use another Ethernet cable for establishing a connection between the LAN port of the main router and the computer’s Ethernet port.

Step 3

  • 1. Turn on both the main router and modem.

Step 4

  • 1. Launch a browser on your computer and enter the main router’s IP address in the address bar.
  • 2. If prompted for login credentials, enter them in the User Name and Password fields, respectively.
  • 3. Click Log in to access the main router’s web interface page.
  • 4. Navigate to LAN or Network Settings.
  • 5. Enable the DHCP server.
  • 6. Note down the network information like SSID, channel, wireless mode, and security mode.

Step 5

  • 1. Unplug the Ethernet cable that is connected between the computer and the main router.

Configuring the second (old) router

Step 1

  • 1. Connect your second router to the computer using an Ethernet cable.
  • 2. Turn on the second router.

Step 2

  • 1. Access the second router’s web interface using its IP address, username, and password.
  • 2. Disable the DHCP server.

Step 3

  • 1. The wireless mode, channel, security mode, and passphrase of the second router must be identical to the main router.
  • 2. The first three sets of the second router’s IP address should be identical to the main router’s IP address.
  • 3. If needed, you can even change the wireless network name.
  • 4. Save the network settings.

Connecting two routers

Step 1

  • 1. Turn off the second router.
  • 2. Establish a connection between the LAN port of the main router and the LAN port of the second router using an Ethernet cable.

Step 2

  • 1. Power up the second router.
  • 2. Now, restart the computer that is connected to the second router once your extend wireless range with second router.