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Author Topic: Set one DSL-2640B as repeater (HOW TO)  (Read 93116 times)


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Set one DSL-2640B as repeater (HOW TO)
« on: April 18, 2014, 04:22:11 AM »

Main Router - The one connected to the Internet.
Secondary Router - The one used to extend your wifi

Main Router
1. Login to the admin page on your browser, default is
2. Status page - Write down the Wireless MAC address e.g.. 11:22:33:44:55:66
3. Setup > Wireless settings > Configure your wireless settings (SSID,Password, Channel etc)
4. Setup > Local Network
The default IP address is, leave it as it is.
Set the DHCP IP address range > to
5. Apply settings and the router should save and reboot.
6. Turn it off.

Secondary Router
(I suggest resetting it to default settings - press the little button on the back while it's switched on for a few seconds until it reboots)
1. Login to the admin page
2. Again take note of the Wireless MAC address e.g. AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF
3. Configure the wireless settings just like in the main router (both routers must have the same settings especially the
4. Change the IP address to
5. Turn off DHCP server
6. Apply and let it reboot.
*At this time since the DHCP server is turn off so you have to manually set your laptop/PC's IP address if it conflicts
with the router's.. I changed mine to during the process.
7. Login to the router on
8. Once in enter
9. You're now in the Bridge mode page.
Bridge restrict - Enabled
Remote Bridge MAC address - enter the MAIN router's MAC address into one of the boxes (e.g.. 11:22:33:44:55:66)
10. Click SAVE/APPLY
11. Turn off after the secondary router has rebooted.

Main Router
1. Turn it on
2. Login then to
3. Turn on the secondary router
4. Once the secondary router is turned on in the main router's Bridge mode page change the Bridge restrict to
Enabled(Scan).. it should start scanning for the secondary router's MAC address. If everything's goes to plan the
secondary router should show in the list with the correct SSID and BBSID (AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF) and a checkbox next to it. Check the checkbox, click SAVE/APPLY and let it reboot.

Reboot both routers.. check if you can log in to both and