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Please help - using the TG582N as a wifi extender

mancdavs
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Registered: ‎04-06-2013

Please help - using the TG582N as a wifi extender

Just wondering if any one can help, i have an additional TG582N which i would like to put in the garage at the bottom of my garden to increase my wifi range, i currently have a powerline setup in the garage too, what is the easiest method and setup to enable the second TG582 to act as a wifi extender, is this possible?
Any help much appreciated, as im quite a beginner when it comes to networking.
Thanks in advance
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mancdavs
Newbie
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Registered: ‎04-06-2013

Re: Please help - using the TG582N as a wifi extender

ive had a good search and found the following procedures is this correct.
1. Change Ip address to say 192.168.1.63
2. use same SSID and password as my primary router
3. Change Channel
4. Disable DHCP
is this correct?
bradw
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Registered: ‎21-05-2013

Re: Please help - using the TG582N as a wifi extender

Are you running an ethernet cable to it or some other way of getting connectivity? (over power lines perhaps?)
Other stuff you said looks good to me.
mancdavs
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Re: Please help - using the TG582N as a wifi extender

Yes i have a powerline setup, which i presume i just connect to one of the ports.
bradw
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Registered: ‎21-05-2013

Re: Please help - using the TG582N as a wifi extender

I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work. Give it a go and see if you come into any problems. You seem to know what you're doing though.  Smiley
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