How To Set Up Netgear Router As Repeater?

Netgear router as repeater

Configuring your Netgear router as repeater or secondary router is very simple if you follow the quick steps mentioned below.

  • First, connect your primary router to a Windows computer using a standard Ethernet cable.
  • On your computer, open the default browser and enter the router’s IP address in the URL field.
  • Press Enter to access the router’s login portal.
  • You can identify the router’s IP address from the router’s label.
  • Alternatively, you can identify it on your computer using the Command Prompt app.
  • To do so, click the Start menu available at the bottom-left corner of the screen to Netgear router as repeater.
  • Type ‘cmd’ in the search panel and hit the Enter key.
  • From the search result, right-click the Command Prompt app and select the Run as administrator option.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type ‘ipconfig’ and press the Enter key.
  • Scroll down to the Default Gateway section to identify your router’s IP address.
  • Use it to open the router’s login portal.
  • On the login portal, enter your login credentials to access the router’s administrative interface.
  • Go to the Wireless section and note down the MAC address of your primary router.
  • Now, log out of your primary router and disconnect it from the computer.
  • Connect the primary router to the Netgear router (repeater) using another Ethernet cable.
  • Next, connect your computer to the Netgear router.
  • Access the Netgear router’s administrative interface with the help of the login credentials.
  • If you are using Netgear Genie wizard, click the Advanced tab and select Advanced setup from the left-side panel.
  • Click the Wireless Repeating Function submenu from the left-side panel and choose your network.
  • Select the Enable Wireless Repeating Function checkbox and click OK to change the existing wireless channel from Auto to the primary router’s channel.
  • Choose your wireless channel from the drop-down menu and change the wireless password.
  • If you have connected the computer and the Netgear router wirelessly, you will be prompted to connect again using the new password.
  • Connect to the network again and navigate to the Wireless Repeating Function page.
  • Note down the repeater’s MAC address.
  • Enable the Wireless Repeater radio button and enter the primary router’s MAC address in the Base Station MAC Address field.
  • You will be disconnected again from the network.
  • Reconnect to the network and change the wireless security.
  • Now, connect your computer to the primary router and access the primary’s router’s settings page.
  • Enable the WDS bridging option in the Wireless section.
  • Enter the repeater (Netgear router) details and save the applied settings.
  • Now, you have successfully set up a Netgear router as repeater.

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