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  #2001856 24-Apr-2018 18:11
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Using a 2nd router in a network as a dumb AP or switch is one of those things in life that works, but that you should never do. Ultimately it always leads to tears.


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  #2001860 24-Apr-2018 18:17
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From the "things I learned the hard way" file:

Your PC will have been assigned a DHCP lease by router 1. As others have said, disconnect everything from router 1.

Assuming you're using Windows, open a CMD prompt (windows+r then type cmd.exe). At the DOS style prompt type ipconfig /release. Now plug in to router 2. Give it a minute. Now type ipconfig again. Hopefully you now have another IP address which you can use to log into the router.

If not, router 2's DHCP has been switched off. If this is the case, you will need to assign your PC a static address and guess the router's IP. 192.168.1.2 or ...254 would be my picks.

Or factory reset it and start again.

 
 
 
 




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OK, factory reset, plugged it onto a laptop in liu of my PC and worked via 192.168.1.1, changed the IP to be 192.168.1.210 and went back to the diagram above.

 

My PC connected to it, turned off DHCP server, wifi worked but my PC didn't get the internet?

 

Any idea? I'm essentially trying to use it as a WIFI extender. I have access to a second Vodafone Ultra Hub if that's a better router to use as a WIFI extender?


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  #2002260 25-Apr-2018 13:11
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all you need to to to have to work as a wifi extender is turn DHCP off, setup the SSID etc, and then plug the lan port of the device to the lan port of your router.

 

 

 

but you still havent told us what the device is




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  #2002344 25-Apr-2018 15:28
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SSID?


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  #2002388 25-Apr-2018 16:10
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name of your wifi network


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