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How do I extend Wi-Fi with 2 Technicolor routers?

Hi everyone,

I have a quick question about my routers which are both Technicolor routers and both supplied by SSE. I currently have 80Mbps fibre and it's great when it works.

Was wondering if anyone knew how to connect a second router to my main router for extra Wi-Fi range. I have some knowledge of how these things work, but this has puzzled me.

Main router which is in the living room is a Technicolor TG589vac v2 and the second router is a TG589vac (maybe a version below my main router) which I wanted to use as a repeater/extender/booster in the home.

I've logged into main router to check if I can do it but there's just way too many options for me to try and understand. I'd appreciate help from anyone who could guide me in the right direction.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my question. Happy

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The models you noted

Are not just routers but these all in one devices with modem and such.

I'm going to write there is no supported method to do what you ask with 2 TG589vac units.

Here's a video about using a Ubiquity access point to show us how we really fix such issues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUBdUJjgmQY

The hardware is pretty cheap here in the USA.

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I kind of thought it wasn't possible :@

Thanks for the reply, I guess I'm gonna have to buy a dual band wi-fi extender which is pretty decent for £25-£30.

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I don't get into hacks for such.

Mostly because folk get upset over reliability and such issues.

Google that model and add the phrase "Use as an extender" to see if anyone has done it.

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Set to AP mode

Set your router to AP(Access Point) mode. Most router give you an option, click on AP mode, Done.
But you have to run ethernet to your router.

Maybe you are trying to use router as "extender" "repeater" with no ethernet?
They claim but I wouldn't trust it. Some for reason "extender" "repeater" devices, and router options don;t work well. Blame it on wifi technology. Wifi is a very unique animal.

So if at all possible, run ethernet to make new wifi point.

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