How to configure an smcwbr14-g router as a repeater

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How to configure an smcwbr14-g router as a repeater
Many routers are able to act as a repeater for other routers. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

The SMCWBR14-G router is designed to connect computers and other devices wirelessly to a cable or DSL Internet network. With the built-in Wireless Distribution System, the SMCWBR14-G can also function as a repeater. This allows the router to communicate with other wireless gateways that are linked via WDS, resulting in a wireless network with a larger area of coverage. To take advantage of this feature, users must manually link each desired wireless gateway with the SMCWBR14-G via the devices' MAC addresses.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Log in to your SMCWBR14-G router's configuration page. Enter the router's password when prompted.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Wireless" link in the left-hand panel. Select "WDS" from the expanded menu.

  3. 3

    Add a check mark to the box next to "Enable Repeater." Enter the MAC address of the wireless gateways you want to link to the router. MAC addresses are normally found on the bottom or the back of most wireless gateways.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Channel and SSID" link to configure the wireless frequency mode ("B" or "G") and the radio channel of the router. All gateways linked to the router must operate on the same frequency and the same channel.

Tips and warnings

  • The IP address used for the SMCWBR14-G router's configuration page is "," and the default password is "smcadmin." Both can be found in the user manual.

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