Question AP showing up as seperate connection

funkadelicfred

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Tried to make an access point out of an old router. Made the ip address 192.168. 1.20 on the network of the main router at 192.168.1.1 and turned off DHCP. Now it's broadcasting but as a seperate thing I have to manually connect to. Is there anyway to have it just bolster the signal or is it always going to be a seperate point?
 

raykneale

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hello
You need to change the SSID in the AP to match the new router log on details and probably the password will need to be duplicated as well .
Good Luck
 

RealBeast

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Consumer quality networking equipment does not support 802.11 k,v, r so you cannot really do roaming or expect that your wireless devices are "smart" enough to always select the strongest signal. In other words the AP is a separate radio that some dumb device may use incorrectly. Therefore, I usually use the same passkey for convenience but change the SSID so that I can control where I connect.

You can make a Windows device automatically connect to a specific radio if you usually use it where that radio is the best choice and change it if you move elsewhere and it hangs on to that connection as they tend to do.
 

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