Connect to the Internet via an existing Wi-Fi by Repeater¶
Using Repeater means connecting the router to another existing wireless network, e.g. when you are using free Wi-Fi in a hotel or cafe.
It works in WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) mode by default, which means that the router will create its own subnet and act as a firewall to protect you from the public network.
On the left side of web Admin Panel -> INTERNET, Repeater sector.
Click Connect in the image above.
Choose a SSID from the drop-down list and enter its password. If the SSID you want to connect to is not in the list, click Join Other Network in the image above.
For Advanced Settings.
Wait a moment, if the password is correct, the connection will be successful.
Join network advanced setting¶
When joining the network, there are two additional options.
Lock BSSID. If this option is enabled, the router will only connect to the AP corresponding to the BSSID you selected when switching to a network using this SSID.
Manually set static IP.
Click the cog icon for Repeater options.
Allow Switching To Other Saved Network. If the option is enabled, the router will automatically connect to other saved networks when it is unable to connect to the current Wi-Fi network.
Band Selection. If you manually select a band, the router will not scan or connect to any Wi-Fi with another band.
Allow Repeat DFS Channels. If the option is enabled, 5GHz Wi-Fi will be temporarily unavailable when a radar is using the channel which is currently router using; Otherwise, the router will not connect to any Wi-Fi using DFS channels.
Force 20MHz Bandwith For 2.4G. If the option is enabled, The device will prompting the stability of the connection in exchange of reducing the connection speed. It only works when repeating 2.4G Wi-Fi.
Manage known network¶
To delete known network, click Switch Network.
Or click Connect.
On the Known Network sector, click trash icon to delete a known network, click cog icon to config the network.
Join Other Network¶
If the SSID is not in the Available Networks list, or if the SSID is hidden, you can click Join Other Network.
Input the SSID, for Security, It has the following three options.
- None, it doesn't need password.
WPA/WPA2/WPA3 Enterprise, for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), it requires a username and password for authentication.
In the following cases, the router's Repeater will try to connect to WiFi every once in a while. You can turn off the reconnection manually, and for ssid/password errors, please delete it in Known Network.
The wrong SSID/password was entered during the process of Repeater, after the first failed connection.
After connecting to the WiFi of the upstream router, the router moves out of the signal range of the upstream router.
After connecting to the WiFi of the upstream router, the upstream router changed the SSID/password, or restricted the connection.
It can be divided into three phases, the waiting phase, the scanning phase, and the connecting phase.
Note: There are some problems during the scanning phase and the connection phase.
In the waiting phase, everything is OK.
In the scanning phase, data packet may loss in the scanned band, possible connection problems for new devices. For GL-AXT1800 and GL-AX1800, the Guest Wi-Fi will be temporarily turned off.
In the connecting phase, the Main Wi-Fi on the corresponding band may be disconnected for a few seconds.
When Internet access is not available, the corresponding warning is displayed. To determine whether you can access the Internet or not, please go to Multi-WAN page.
Warning: The interface is connected, but the Internet can't be accessed with IPv4 protocol.
Solution: Please check if the upstream device of Repeater has internet access.
When Repeater to a upstream 5G WiFi, the router WiFi will fellow the upstream WiFi to use or not use the DFS channel.
If the upstream WiFi uses a DFS channel and is scannable, the router's 5G WiFi will use the same channel.
The router's 5G WiFi will switch to the non-DFS channel if the upstream WiFi is not scannable or if the connection fails.
- Internet page
- How to set the priority of each Internet access method?
- How to set the load balance when multiple Internet access methods are used at the same time?
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