Configure D-Link DWL-2100AP In Repeater Mode (Wireless Range Expander)

When we configure D-Link DWL-2100AP in repeater mode, it extends the wireless range of the primary wireless Access Point. So D-Link DWL-2100AP acts as a wireless range expander when it is configured in repeater mode. Whenever you want to increase the coverage of the wireless network from your primary wireless router or Access Point, you can use DWL-2100AP in repeater mode.

Setup D-Link DWL-2100AP As Wireless Repeater

We can configure D-Link DWL-2100AP as a wireless repeater(Range Expander) by following the steps below.

  1. Access D-Link DWL-2100AP

    To Access the AP type on the address bar of web browser and press enter.

    Enter the username and password when it prompt.

    Default username: admin
    Default password: no default password, leave it blank

  2. Click on Wireless button in the Home Page

  3. Change the option to AP Repeater

    If you want to repeat the signal from another Access Point, DWL-2100AP must know the wireless MAC address of that repeater. Here you can enter the wireless MAC address of the AP whose signal you want to repeat.
    Change Wireless AP to Wireless Expander

    To find the wireless MAC and the SSID automatically click on the scan button. The scan will show you all available wireless networks with wireless MAC address of the respective APs.

  4. Enable Wireless Security on the Wireless Range Expander

    You cannot repeat the signal from an AP without knowing the security settings on it(if that AP broadcast secured wireless network). So before completing the procedure to convert DWL-2100AP as a wireless range extender, you must enter the wireless security settings on the primary AP here. The wireless security settings on the Wireless Range Expander should match the security settings on the root Access Point. We need to enter the same settings here.
    Enable Wireless security in a Range Expander

    Click on apply to save settings

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  3. How to Update Firmware On DWL-2100AP

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