How To Set Up Two Routers On The Same Network?

If you want to have two routers on a single wireless network, you will have to set one router as a range extender or a repeater. The repeater helps in boosting the signals that are received from the router. The good thing about a Wi-Fi repeater is that it does not mess up the quality of the signal coming from the router and helps increase the network response time. Carry out the below steps to know know how to set up two routers on the same network?

So there are two ways in using the Wi-Fi Extender. You can either purchase a Wi-Fi extender or convert an old router and make it into a repeater.

Follow the steps given below to connect an additional router to the same wireless network as a repeater. (Note: Here the steps are given for the D-Link router)

  • Step 1: Connect your computer to the primary router and make sure that it is set up perfectly.
  • Step 2: Now, take your secondary router (D-Link). If it was already in use, then you can reset the router.
  • Step 3: Connectthe secondary router to your computer with the help of an Ethernet cable.
  • Step 4: Also, connect the primary router and secondary router using another Ethernet cable.
  • Step 5: Open the default browseron your computer.
  • Step 6: Log in to the D-link router settings page by entering the router IP address in the address bar of the browser.
  • Step 7: Enterthe default login credentials as follows:
  • Step 8: Username:admin
  • Step 9: Password: password
  • Step 10: Once you log in to the router settings page, click the Wireless tab on the top of the page.
  • Step 11: The Wireless tab will open four sub-tabs on the left side of the screen.Click on the Wireless repeater
  • Step 12: In the next window, click the Repeater Enabledcheckbox.
  • Step 13: You may now enter the SSID of the primary routeror click on the Site Survey button to select the desired Access Point.
  • Step 14: Select the desired AP from the list and click Next.
  • Step 15: Enter the Pre-shared key in the available field and click Next.
  • Step 16: The next step is important and it is where you have to enter the desired IP address that is of the same range as the primary router.
  • Step 17: Enter the subnet mask value and click the Finish
  • Step 18: Now the configuration is finished, you can unplug the secondary router from the computer and the primary router.
  • Step 19: Place the secondary router in a place you have a scarce internet connection.

Alas, you will know how to set up two routers on the same network.