Setting Up a Range Extender or Bridge | Internet Setup

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So, you bought a range extender, because your wireless network signal was just not covering your entire house or apartment. But how do you install it?

Well, when you take your range extender out of the box, it will look something like that, which is pretty similar to what your router looks like. We have a router here, and we’re going to pretend it’s already set up and everything is already working with it, and it’s all great. And we have our laptop that is obviously connected to the router, because we’ve been using it for a while now.

Well, the first thing we’re going to do, is we’re going to disable the wireless on the laptop. We have to do that first, because at this point, we just want to interface between the laptop and the range extender. We don’t want our router to get in the way, right now.

So what we’re going to do is, we’re going to connect our laptop and a range extender. And then, we’re simply going to run the CD that we got with the range extender, and that will take us through a setup Wizard that will let us put in the options and all the settings that we need. For example, what the wireless network name is of the network that this guy’s creating, or what the password is that’s protecting the network. And then it will also let us set up the second network, because we’re going to be setting up another hotspot. So this guy will have its own name and it’s own password. It could be the same name and the same password, or it could be a different name but the same password. Any way you want that’s easy for you to kind of figure it out.

If it doesn’t come with its own CD, what you can also do is you can also open your web browser, and it should automatically take you to a web page where you can set up all the settings that you need, just like you would if you had the CD. If the website doesn’t come up automatically, I would contact the company, look in the manual or look at the company’s website to find out what the address is that you would need to go to to access and control the range extender’s configuration.

Once you’re done setting up your range extender, all you have to do is disconnect it. And at this point, you can take it apart and just plug it in wherever you need to. If the configuration is saved inside the range extender, there is really nothing that needs to be connected in the back, because the range is being extended completely wirelessly. So the only thing that this thing would need is power. So you can at this point, try to set it up in different locations around the house, and see where you’re getting the best reception, and best speed.


Zertex says:

Sounds like pewdiepie with a deeper voice

Fasilj - says:

he looks like mc lovin

VisualImpactRSA says:

Great video. Helped alot. Thanks

urbex2007 says:

You don’t need to buy a rage extended, you can use any old WiFi router. Very easy to set up…just link the two routers with a network cable, switch off DHCP in the 2nd one and use a different SSID and channel. That’s it, your laptop or phone should be set to switch when the signal drops below a certain level. That’s what I use and it saves buying range extenders that don’t use WPA2. You also then have 3 wired ports available on the second router. Now you have 2 WiFi networks…

Eric S says:

I’m not taking advice from someone working from a Mac…

The Kackulator says:

Please do not post advertisements on videos that do not support the topic themselves, all it does is cause conflict.

Ryan Bautista says:

Show how you configure the range extender to previous router.

Pablo Fernandez says:

Show step you brick!!!

JayzBeerz says:

Yes or else it won’t be able to extend the signal.

daniel spencer says:

how do I disable my router on a desktop?

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dennis says:

thanks, that was a good tutorial.

Willie Eckerslyke says:

Thanks for that !  Very helpful.

max cadet says:

what’s the name of the brand

urbex2007 says:

Don’t waste your money, buy a 2nd cheap WiFi router. Link the two WiFi routers up with a network cable between LAN ports. 1-1 will do. In the 2nd one, go to settings, change the SSID & channel. Add the same WPA2 WiFi code you use, switch off DHCP, save & exit. That’s it. You now have TWO WiFi networks, set “roaming” on the laptop so it connects to the 2nd network when the signal falls on the 1st, or the other way around. You can also use the 3 spare wired ports on the 1st & 2nd WiFi router!

tyrone davidson says:

Annoying music

northgarden says:

KONY 2012

urbex2007 says:

Yes it does and that’s why it is a bad idea and often expensive, see my other replies about using two WiFi routers and a long network cable. Long cables are quite cheap on ebay now and easy to hide under floors and carpets etc. WiFi extenders often require switching to WEP and the throughput goes to half as one router transmits and the other retransmits…! Old technology and never any need to use them. You can also use access points that plug in to a mains socket, but cheap routers are better.

Nelson Pauline says:

hahaha funny!

1511demon says:

Thanks for that i learn nothing 🙂

Dawgz15 says:

bs video

Plato86 says:

I have multiple routers. I want to create a bridge to extend coverage from one half or my apartment to another. How can I do this?

paul spark says:

Anyone know what the best software is for setting up a log in password on external hard drives?

Wesley Wong says:

yes of course!

Avi Shany says:

wow… useless

joesloe1 says:

Yes I Under Stand

Mohamed Osman says:

thanks for you totorial , but i just wanna know how to configure the range extender plz show us how to do it?

Vlado Čulina says:

But does the range extender need to be in the range of the router

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