How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point

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CNET Dong Ngo shows how you can turn that old Wi-Fi router into an external access point and make Wi-Fi sexy. Really sexy.

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44 thoughts on “How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point

  • December 11, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    i just put the cable inside wan port in secondary router instead of wan well does it damages my primary as well as secondary router

  • December 21, 2018 at 11:12 am

    will it add another name into my available wifi list or just extend it like a mesh?

  • December 31, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I have 3 floors in my house. I was getting high speed on floors 2 and 3, but then when i added a router as an access point to floor 1, it made the wifi there better but now floor 3 is slow… Whats happening?

  • January 5, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Great video, thanks for sharing, good luck with the ladies!

  • January 11, 2019 at 6:41 am

    So you tape over the lan port. Then change the settings then connect the two routers with a lan wire? What?

  • January 15, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Lol.. Yea.. Your mom told me last night she likes a home like that … Wtf man! Get to the point, im not here to see how to please my lady with extending wifi signal at home 😂😂 ..

  • January 27, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Yeah, but you still have to run an ugly LAN cable to the other end of the house.

  • February 3, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    I think the reason why girls hang around your house is because you are bold and your head reminds them of a penis head.

  • February 8, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    CNET has been around as long as I've owned a computer and that a long time. I've trusted them for all my software downloads and now for the helpful videos they post on Youtube, thanks Dong. Only complaint I have is you seem to have an affection to Linksys. I used these routers when I was living in Canada, but for some reason It would not work here in China. So I had to go purchase a new router,(TP Link). I assume that I would follow the same steps for this model router correct?

  • February 11, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Ladies? WIFI sexy? what are the ladies to do with it? 🙁 ….. bad tasting jokes to me…

  • February 11, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    my belkin router seems to be working now but instead of the led being solid green its blinking orange or amber? also when i changed the routers ip address i could no longer access the settings, it said applying for 15 seconds and counted down then went said the site no longer existed. a note said to change the url manually to new ip and i tried but it wouldnt work anymore. ive connected to the router and it seems to be working but idk why its blinking amber?

  • February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

    You don't explain for the noobs about old router(Trendnet) security-you must setup a password for this router too people

  • February 24, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Very godd explaning. I wish I hadn't had to connect modems via ethernet cable. I mean the old modem was able to receive the wireless signal of the new modem and broadcast wirelessly to the blind side of the house.

  • February 24, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Doesn't seem to work. I followed every step but I don't see a single lady around 🙁

  • February 25, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    This is great! I have three routers which were three different network and I was getting fed up with my phone switching to the wrong network the whole time. Now I have one network that works in my whole house.

  • March 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    The old router works well on my laptop, it automatically picks up and also assigns a IP for it. But when I try connect my phone to the WIFI, It says it could not get an IP address but connects to the network. I have tried static as well but nothing seems to work.

    Any suggestions on fixing this?

  • March 16, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Is there a way to do that without connecting the two routers with ethernet cable?

  • March 31, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Very helpful except the sexist comments. I am a woman and I am here to learn to make my router an AP and not to hear about how wifi coverage attracts ladies :/

  • April 10, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Can I also connect a wired device to the access point router?

  • April 12, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    What if I didnt change the default ip address of old router? What would happen?

  • April 12, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I did everything, but it lasts for like 5 min and then it crashes, i don't get why???

  • April 19, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Excellent video – very clearly explained. Thank u.

  • April 22, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    He probably has the perfect chic crib, all he still needs is the chics.

  • April 28, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    this works great too if you have upgraded your wifi router & computer wireless cards to AC wireless technology. Keep that old N wireless technology router (now access point) for those older printers that probably don't have AC wireless technology capability.

  • May 9, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Is it normal if router 2 have a slower download and upload speed than the main router?

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