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Use two Archer V1600 to extend wifi range

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Hey team, I know that this has sort of been answered in other posts -- but it is only in part, and I need literally step-by-step, plug-by-plug.

I want to link both of my Archer VR1600v's together to use one purely as a wifi extender. 

I followed the instructions to make it a bridge... but then got lost there. If someone could please do the tedious bit by bit plug by plug I would be very thankful.

 

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Will you connect the two routers by cable? The following is for cable connection.

Do internet search for "connect one router to another". There's an article in wikihow.com.

You will already have part 1 done with your normal setup.

 

Part 2 is setup for router #2.

- disable dhcp

- assign a new address for #2; say 192.168.1.2.

- set SSID and passkey and channel to same values as #1

 

One more thing on #1. You have to make sure that the ip address of #2 is not handed out by #1.

Check  "Reserve LAN IP Addresses".

You make an entry here to reserve ip address 192.168.1.2 for mac address of #2.

 

Since both SSIDs are same, a wifi device will pass between each coverage area without dropping out.