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How to Convert a Linksys BEFW11S4 Router to a Repeater

The Linksys BEFW11S4 is a wireless Internet router that features Linksys EtherFast technology. The router can be paired with other Linksys routers as a repeater to extend the range of your wireless network. When the Linksys BEFW11SF is set as a repeater, it can rebroadcast the wireless Internet connection from a base router located in another room, providing comprehensive coverage and a faster connection when you are using a Wi-Fi hot spot.

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  1. Launch a Web browser and type "192.168.1.1" into the address bar and then press "Enter."

  2. Leave the user name blank and type "admin" as the password and then click "OK."

  3. Click "Status."

  4. Click "Wireless."

  5. Note the MAC address as you will need to enter this into the Linksys BEFW11SF to set it as a repeater.

  6. Connect the Linksys BEFW11SF to your computer using an Ethernet cable and disconnect your computer from the wireless network.

  7. Launch a Web browser and type "192.168.1.1" into the address bar and then press "Enter."

  8. Leave the user name blank and type "admin" as the password and then click "OK."

  9. Click "AP Mode."

  10. Select "Wireless Repeater" and enter the MAC address of your wireless router and then click "Save Settings." The router will be restarted and the Linksys BEFW11SF will be configured as a repeater.

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