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Set up Vigor Router as a wireless repeater

Published On: Jan 22, 2016 

This article shows how to set up Vigor Wireless Router as a wireless repeater for another router. As a repeater, the router can accept connections from the wireless stations which are too far from the main router, and forward the data back to the main router, and extend the coverage of wireless signal and expand the wireless network, while keeping all the Wi-Fi clients on the same network.

Vigor Router can work in repeater mode with up to 4 peers. The repeater settings require all the router:

Please refer to the following steps for detailed instruction.

Main Router Setup

1. Go to Wireless LAN from Wireless >> General Setup, make sure WLAN is enabled. Remember the mode and channel that in use, because the Repeater needs to use the same.

2. Enable Repeater mode from Wireless LAN >> WDS Settings,

Repeater Setup

3. On the Repeater, go to LAN >> General Setup, make sure the IP Address is different from the Main Router but in the same subnet, and select Disable Server at DHCP Server Configuration.

4. Go to Wireless LAN >> General Setup, enable Wireless LAN, set SSID, and use the same Mode and Channel as the Main Router.

5. Go to Wireless LAN >> AP Discovery, click Scan to detect the AP nearby.

6. Find the Main Router from the AP list, click to add the MAC address for WDS settings, choose Repeater, and click Add to.

7. It will lead to the WDS Settings page. In this page,

Check the connection

8. When the Repeater is connecting to the Main Router, the LAN clients of Repeater should be able to ping the Main Router's IP.

9. If the routers are both Vigor Router, we can enable "Hello Message" and check the Link Status between each other. Where "U" means the link is activated.

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