Monday, 12 January 2015

How to use TP-LINK router to boost your network

Do you have a spare router which you are not using? It is possible to use it to boost the network coverage of your existing WiFi by using it as a repeater! In this post I will show you how to use T-LINK WR740N router as a repeater to boost your network.


Connect your computer to router using a LAN cable. Open your route's admin page. It is either or Then login with your credentials (default details are given at the back of your router).


Now you will be shown the admin page of your router. Go to Wireless -> Wireless Settings. Check Enable WDS Bridging.

Step 3

Now enter the name(SSID) of the network of the main router (the one you want to boost). Then click on Survey button.

Step 4

Now click on the connect link corresponding to your main router.

Step 5

Now select the appropriate Key type, password and other security details of the main router. Note that Key type is usually WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK and the options WEP Index and Auth type are not required.  Then click Save.

Step 6

Now the following text appears:

The change of wireless config will not take effect until the Router reboots, please click here to reboot.

Click on click here to reboot

Step 7

Now, similar to the way you logged in to the secondary router, login to the main router's admin page and disable DHCP and restart it.  You are good to go!