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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 1 year ago

Wi-Fi repeater connection problem!!!?

I m trying to connect a crappy EnGeius ERB300H two-way embarrassingly old router at my mom s house that has no WPS connection button.


Should I set the should I set the repeaters IP address to match the routers IP DHCP or the Broadband IP ?


Both devices router and repeater have matching subnet so is that a problem or supposed to be like that?


Never Peter has no designated Gateway should I type in one matching the routers default gateway?


Should the repeater which has no designated DNS be set to match my routers first or second DNS?

DNS1 ends with a 0 & DNS2 ends in a 2...

Are there any other tips or points of information I should be made aware of?

Is there anything I need to know about establishing this connection manually that I have overlooked or not even asked about that you could fill me in on?

4 Answers

  • BigE
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Which mode are you trying to use? I believe it supports 3 modes, but generally are you trying to go from your existing connection to:

    Wifi to wired

    Wifi to Wifi

    wired to Wifi

    Some of these, the "router" is acting as a dumb switch. It only needs an IP to configure it the first time, like in wifi to wifi mode, there is no need because it isn't routing. Some it gets things from your original router via DHCP.

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  • 1 year ago

    For clarification - the ERB300h you're trying to connect as a wifi repeater?

    My definition of a WiFi repeater is a device that receives something on SSID1 then retransmits again on SSID2 and visa-versa. If that is what you are trying to do, I have my doubts that an old router can do that. Your old router would need to support two SSID (wifi networks), does it do that?

    You can easily turn an old WiFi router into a Wireless Access Point (WAP), but you need to connect router 1 to router 2 (WAP) via Ethernet (hard wired).

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    The repeater, access point, should have a different address, preferably manual and outside the DHCP range of the primary router.

    Same subnet as router's..

    Never Peter? The repeater should be configured as a repeater or access point. For gateway, set to the primary router's address.

    DNS, match with all the router's as much as possible in order.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    I used to have a netgear wifi router back in 2008. I just open the settings with the web browse, see if the internet is connected or not. All the manual settings are not necessary because a wifi router can detect automatically from the ADSL modem. After all, it is the ADSL modem who has to have a gateway information. The wif i router is just sharing the connection as a client of the ADSL modem.

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