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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!

 

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