Routers have an approximate range of 100 ft, so if you live in a larger home, chances are you might not get abundant signal strength in certain corners of your house. You can use an old router as an extender to bounce the signal off it and provide you with greater signal strength all around the house.
- Connect your Belkin router to your computer with the help of an Ethernet cable. One end of the cable will go inside the LAN Port of your Belkin router while the other end goes into the Ethernet port on your computer.
- Switch On your Pc and open the web browser, type in the gateway address 192.168.2.1, if this does not work, you can make use of the Command prompt. type ipconfig and Enter, you will see the local IP address.
- You will be redirected to the login page of your Belkin router, enter the username and password as provided by the manufacturer to get access to the main settings page.
- Once on the main settings page, click on Wireless settings from the side menu and then click on Wireless bridging.
- You can set your Belkin router as an extender for a specific Access Point to connect by checking the ENable box.
- Now go to the internet settings and disable DHCP as it would receive the signal from the main router. You need to manually enter the IP address in the same range as your main router.
- Change other details like wireless password and main password as per the main router settings. Save all the changes made into your Belkin router and remove the connection. Now place it in the range of your main router and power it on.
- It will receive the signal from the main router and bounce it off to give you a better range even in the nooks and corners of the house.