If you are getting wifi dead spots on your home or office, then you probably need to have a wireless extender or repeater. Wireless Repeating or Extending function can be found on most of the Wireless Router like Tenda AC7.
I bought my Tenda AC7 on Lazada for P1,585.00, but it was now repriced to P1,199.00.
Step 1: Connect the WiFi Extender/Repeater to your Computer or Laptop
Connect WiFi Extender/Repeater to your PC or Laptop using Patch Cord or LAN Cable. Cable should be connected to the WiFi Extender/Repeater’s Lan Port and other side connected to the your PC or Laptop Lan Port. Find the difference of LAN and WAN port here.
Step 2: Get the WiFi Extender/Repeater’s Web Management Details
To get the credentials of your Router’s Web Management, see the manual of the router or check at the back of the router:
My router doesn’t have credentials, and only tells me to access the management by typing http://tendawifi.com but on other wifi routers there should be Username and Password. If there are no “Link/IP address” printed on your router, then we need to get the Gateway IP Address assigned to your Laptop or Computer, to get this follow the steps below:
Right Click the Computer Icon on the Tray Bar then Click “Open Network and Sharing Center”:
Click the Local Area Connection X:
Network Connection Details will prompt, and get the IPv4 Default Gateway IP Address.
(In this example Gateway Address was 192.168.2.1)
Step 3: Access the WiFi Extender/Repeater’s Web Management
Open your favorite Browser, type your Gateway IP Address, then enter credentials (Username/Password) if needed. My Gateway IP Address for this example was 126.96.36.199:
Note: My Management by default doesn’t have security login (username & password), it is recommended to add/change the security login details to avoid other person to access and modify your router without your knowledge.
Step 4: Configure the Internet Setting
Click the Internet Settings from the Navigation. You have to choose between WISP (Wireless ISP) or Universal Repeater. They both do the same thing, the difference was with WISP Operating Mode, it connects to the Source WiFi/AP then rebroadcast it as your own connection as assuming that the source WiFi Router was wired to your Extender’s/Repeater’s WAN port. Users connected to WISP Operating Mode gets a private IP provided by your Extender/Repeater and not coming from your source WiFi, this creates another network and may create an issue like Computers or Laptops not able to see each other in network places. On the other side, Universal Repeater, It connects to the Source WiFi/AP then distribute it as it is was coming from the source, which means, Users will be in a same network and IP Address coming from source WiFi/AP. I’ll be demonstrating Universal Repeater below:
Click “Universal Repeater”, Click the Source WiFi that we will extend, “Huawei” in my example,
Then there will be a prompt for Password of the Source WiFi:
Then it will reboot quickly.
Now you will be redirected to “tendawifi.com” as it is the easiest way to access the management of the extender/repeater, then you will see the Status of the extender:
Step 5: Configure the Wireless Settings
Click the Wireless Settings on the navigation or related to wireless configuration:
Enter details for WiFi Name or SSID Name, Security Mode, and Wifi Password. If your WiFi Router does have 5G Network, do the same entry from 2G or change the WiFi Name then Click OK or Apply Changes, your Wifi router might reboot to apply the changes
Note: 2.4GHz is very common on old and new devices, only latest devices has 5G so make sure to make 2.4Ghz Network enabled.
My Sample Wifi Settings:
Now you can now disconnect the Cable from your Laptop or PC and Extender, and try to connect:
Note: You may use the source WiFi Name/SSD to your Extender/Repeater, so it will be automatically connect.