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Windows 7: Using a DSL-G604T Wireless Router as an extender for my WiFi


16 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Using a DSL-G604T Wireless Router as an extender for my WiFi

Hi everyone

I want to set up an old DSL-G604T Wireless Router as an extender/repeater for my WiFi.
I know that I have to have an Ethernet Cable to do this, so I have set that up between my existing router and my secondary router.

The part that I get confused about is the setup that involves changing the settings in the secondary router (IP address, Subnet Mask, Channel etc...)

I wondered if it would be also possible to make my existing wireless router (which is providing Internet access) to connect with my secondary wireless router in such a way that it comes up as one wireless connection instead of having to switch over between different wireless connections that has the most range.

So overall a Step by Step Guide would certainly help with this.
Thanks

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16 Nov 2013   #2

Win 7 x64
 
 

You probably will have to have separate names for the 2 networks. As far as settings, you want to connect from one of the LAN ports on the first router to one of the LAN ports on the second router. You then go into the second routers settings and make sure you turn off DHCP, this basically turns it into a wireless switch or AP. You would probably also want to change the 2nd routers IP to the same subnet as the first router but make sure it doesn't end in a 1, like 192.168.1.1. make it .254 or something like that.
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16 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks xunile!

I played around with the settings a bit and got it to work.
I also managed to merge the 2 routers into one wireless connection.
Just one more quick question...

Does anyone know if this makes the internet bill more expensive or just the same?
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16 Nov 2013   #4

Win 7 x64
 
 

You're welcome.

It doesn't change your internet bill at all.
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