Today's consumer society makes it quite easy to accumulate electronic devices in our homes that we no longer use, but that work perfectly. Routers are a clear example of this. Today we explain how you can use an old router as a repeater to improve the quality of your WiFi signal.
If you have stored a working router that has a WiFi antenna, you can configure it to function as a repeater to amplify the signal from your main router. In this way you improve the quality of the WiFi signal in the areas of your house where it reaches the most difficult.
This will allow us to save the purchase of a WiFi repeater . In addition, most of the repeaters that we can buy have very basic features, with an antenna of clearly inferior quality than that of many routers. Finally, you will save on throwing one more electronic device in the trash, you have to take care of the environment because we only have one planet to live on.
Take advantage of your old router as a WiFi repeater
The process to configure a router as a WiFi repeater is quite simple, you just have to follow a series of steps to ensure that everything is configured correctly. As always we explain it to you in detail so that no one makes a mistake.
The first step will be to restore the factory settings of your router . To do this you just have to connect it to the power and press the button corresponding to the reset, usually located on the back of the router. After that, the router will recover its factory settings. This means that you can connect to the WiFi network generated by the router without the need to enter a password. Connect to the router's WiFi network to continue.
Now you can configure your old router as a WiFi signal repeater. For this you will have to access the web configuration console of your router . It is usually accessed by putting 192.169.1.01 in the address bar of the web browser. To know the exact address you can use the ipconfig command in a Windows 10 cmd command window. The data that interests us in this case is "Default gateway".
If you use Windows 10, you can also access the router from the list of network devices in the operating system. This is the easiest way, but it is failing quite a bit in the latest versions of Windows 10.
Once you have accessed your router's web configuration console, you should be able to find a section that allows you to configure it as a WiFi access point repeater . The way to do it is different in each router manufacturer, so we cannot show you a universal way.
In this case we have done it with an Asus router . What we need to do with Asus equipment is to go to the "Administration" option, which is located on the left side of the application interface. Once inside, we mark the option to use it as "Repeater mode" and click on "Save"
A new tool for detecting nearby WiFi networks will open . We just have to select our WiFi network, put the password and click "Connect".
After a few seconds we will have the router configured as a WiFi repeater to improve the coverage of our wireless Internet network.
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