TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,686 Reviews & Articles | 36,204 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Using an old router as a DIY wireless Access Point - Hay presto, we're done?!

Got an old router collecting dust? Why not put it to good use for better network coverage. We explain how today.

| Guides | Posted: Aug 27, 2008 4:00 am

Hay presto, we're done?!

 

Using old router as a DIY wireless Access Point

 

Once we've finished all that, you should be able to access your network and the Internet at full speed, as if you were connected to the main router, which is normally out of range.

 

Using old router as a DIY wireless Access Point

 

Brilliant - huh? We thought you would like!

 

Troubleshooting and Support

 

If you cannot use the Internet or see other computers on your network, you haven't followed this guide properly or your old wireless router may be broken or not working, as it should. You may also have missed one or two steps that make all the difference, so go back and check again.

 

As a quick test, open up a command prompt by clicking start, Run and then type in "cmd". In the command prompt, try and ping the main router by typing in "ping 192.168.0.1" (or whatever IP address your main router is set to use). If you do not get a ping response right away, it means you've done something wrong and you need to go back and check all the settings discussed in this guide. Also make sure that your Ethernet cables are plugged in and also in the proper spots - for instance, LAN port to LAN port from main router to the other router.

 

Please do not email us with questions as we do not answer over email; instead, direct your questions to our forums where our members would be more than happy to assist you!

 

Right of Reply

We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Guides content at our Guides reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below