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Christian_IA
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Registered: ‎08-03-2011

Using an E2000 as repeater / access point ?

Hi all.

We have a wireless network and would like to extend the range for it and I was told that a E2000 could be setup to extend the range.

If we say that our existing wireless network has the SSID network1, can the E2000 be setup so that it is connected to a LAN socket and then wok as a wireless runter with the same SSID (network1) so that pc's can connect easily ?

Or must the two wireless routers be connected with a dedicated cable ?

Or must I setup the new E2000 up as a new wireless network with a new SSID like network2 ?

regards

Christian

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Posts: 12,649
Registered: ‎07-16-2006

Re: Using an E2000 as repeater / access point ?

Set LAN IP address of E2000 to a free IP address in your network.
Disable DHCP server on E2000.
Connect one of the LAN ports of the E2000 to your network.

For a roaming network set identical wireless settings except channel assignments.
awacs
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-07-2007

Re: Using an E2000 as repeater / access point ?


gv wrote:
Set LAN IP address of E2000 to a free IP address in your network.
Disable DHCP server on E2000.
Connect one of the LAN ports of the E2000 to your network.

For a roaming network set identical wireless settings except channel assignments.

But, then, it's not acting as a repeater!

I'd like to put it on the other side of the house, where there is no network jack.

Can it function as a repeater (i.e., picking up the wireless signal and rebroadcasting it)?

 

ylime1984
Posts: 1,206
Registered: ‎05-04-2012

Re: Using an E2000 as repeater / access point ?

 

The router cannot be configured as a wireless repeater. If you want to extend the wireless network from the main router, you need to get a range extender. Please check site I've found from Cisco's KB so you'll know more about what set up you could do on the router.

 

Different ways in setting up your Linksys wireless router

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=83217d7598ad44d68d9cc60f1cea9887_Different_ways_in...