How To Set up Your Router As Access Point?

If you have an old Wi-Fi router and you have replaced it with a new one, then you need not get rid of the old one. Instead, you can change the old Wi-Fi router into an external access point. You can place it in a far corner of your home and connect it to the new router, either using a network cable or power line adapters. By doing this task, you can extend your Wi-Fi signal to the far corners. You can setup router as access point as follows.

Some of the Wi-Fi routers have an access point mode. If you turn on this mode, then your job is done. But many other Wi-Fi routers do not support the access point mode. Assuming that your old Wi-Fi router does not have this mode, you can force it to work in the access point-only mode. So, you will be disabling its routing function.

Proceed with the instructions given below to force your old Wi-Fi router to work in the access point-only mode: :

  1. This IP address is already taken. It is not available anymore.
  2. If you wish to add any device to the router, you have to assign an IP address within the following range: 192.168.1.2  up to 192.168.1.253
  • In this case, we are going to choose 168.1.2 as the IP address of your old Wi-Fi router.
  • Now, you need to remember this IP address so that you will not be manually selecting it for any other device that is connected to the new router.
  • You can now connect your old Wi-Fi router to the computer. Please find out its current IP address. To do that, navigate to the Network window on your computer. In the Network window, you will find that this router’s IP address is 168.10.1
  • With the above IP address, you can open the web interface. On your old Wi-Fi router’s interface, select the Network option from the left pane.
  • Under Network, you can see the LAN Setting Click on that option. Here, you have to delete the existing IP address and enter the one you have chosen earlier. That will be 192.168.1.2
  • Now, you have to disable the DHCP Server
  • Please save all the changes that you have made and then click on the Apply
  • It is now time to connect your old Wi-Fi router to the new one using a network cable. When both are connected, your old Wi-Fi router will start acting as an external access point.

We have now discussed the steps involved in setup router as access point.

Faq
  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.