As with other equipment, follow the manufacturer's installation manual when installing the repeater. In addition, consider the following tips, which will give you some tips for installing and setting up your repeater.
1. Install the repeater in a position with a good signal first. Doing this can greatly reduce problems in order for the repeater to work properly.
2. Please upgrade the firmware of the repeater. Please check that your repeater has the latest firmware version before proceeding with the installation process. There is no reason for us to deal with firmware that has already fixed bugs well. Remember, upgrading is the best way.
3. Configure the IP address. Make sure that the repeater address is unique and belongs to the IP address range that the wireless network connection can confirm. In most cases, the default IP address will work, but you will need to check your existing access point to be sure. Also, set the subnet mask on the repeater to match the network settings. For the user, it may also be possible to configure the repeater's gateway IP address to match the IP address configuration on the existing access point.
4. Configure the SSID. To set it precisely the same as the SSID on the existing network. If you don't do this step, the repeater will never work, unless the repeater fails, it automatically scans for nearby access points and automatically makes this configuration for the user.
5. Configure the channel of the radio frequency. The user needs to set the radio on the repeater to match the settings on the existing access point. This is similar to the SSID, if the channel is not set to the same as the access point, the repeater will not work properly.
In short, wireless repeaters can increase the radio frequency range of existing wireless networks and are a good way to expand wireless networks. This can be a great option, especially when installing an extra access point isn't practical. However, the use of wireless repeaters also has disadvantages, it will reduce the throughput of the wireless network. The repeater must receive and transmit every frame on the same radio frequency channel, which doubles the number of frames that go over the wireless network. This problem is compounded when using multiple repeaters since each repeater duplicates the frames it sends. So, more is not always better when it comes to deploying repeaters.
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