How to Configure Linksys for Repeater

by Ty ArthurUpdated September 28, 2017
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A Linksys wireless router or access point lets you connect different computers so they all access the same Internet connection and have the ability to share files. In some cases you may need your wireless signal to go farther however, such as if there are several different rooms in a building with computers. Linksys routers and access points include a feature in their setup menus to configure the device as a repeater, which extends your signal's range.

Access any of the computers connected to your network through the Linksys devices. Navigate a web browser to the Linksys device's setup page at ""

Enter your Linksys user name and password in the text fields and choose "Log In." If you haven't yet changed them, the user name is "admin" and the password field is left blank.

Navigate to the "Status" tab at the upper-right end of the window. Click the link named "Wireless," which is near the top of the window.

Write the string of 12 letters and numbers listed in the "MAC address" heading. Navigate to the "Setup" tab at the upper-left end of the window. Click the "AP Mode" link underneath the "Setup" heading.

Click the radio button labeled "Wireless Repeater." Type the MAC address you noted earlier in the text box next to the radio button. Click the "Save Settings" button at the bottom of the window to configure the device as a repeater.


If you are using a Linksys access point instead of a Linksys router, you need to connect the access point directly to your computer before navigating to the "" address. To connect the devices, run an Ethernet cable from your computer&#039;s Ethernet port to the Ethernet port on the back of the access point.

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