How to Use Linksys As a Repeater

Updated April 17, 2017

Linksys access points, such as wireless routers, can be configured to act as an access point, access point client, wireless bridge or wireless repeater. Using your router as a wireless repeater is beneficial in that it extends the range of your wireless signal. In order for your router to act as a wireless repeater, you must check its wireless MAC address and turn wireless repeater mode on in your device's settings.

Access your router's set-up page. Type "" into your browser and press "Enter." Enter your username and password and press "Enter." If you are not able to access your router's set-up page this way, consult the instruction manual for alternative instructions.

Click "Status" and "Wireless" on the router set-up page.

Record the number that is listed next to "MAC Address."

Access your router's set-up page.

Click "AP Mode" and select "Wireless Repeater" on the router set-up page.

Type the MAC address you recorded into the "LAN MAC Address" field. Do not type the colons (:) when entering the MAC address.

Click on the "Save Settings" button.

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