October 1st, 2013, 03:10 PM
How to configure router as an access point
Hi, I am sure someone must have asked before but a search does not find me an answer.
I have poor wireless reception in one part of my house from my BT Home Hub 4. I have a spare BT Home Hub 3 and Ethernet available in the area so was hoping to use the HH3 as an extension to my wireless network.
Is there a step by step guide on how to set up a wireless router as a wireless access point.
If not can someone advise in fairly basic terms on how to do this?
October 1st, 2013, 04:40 PM
It depends on the type of router you have (model number). Some will allow you to turn off the gateway and routing functions.
If your does not then you can easily just plug the WAN into your existing router and broadcast. This does restrict items if you are needing network access rather then just internet. It can also be hard to port forward this way.
That being said if your router allows you to turn items off it basically becomes a switch and will just pass data.
October 2nd, 2013, 06:00 PM
Pretty much what Remcom said. Here is a good "how to guide".