Knowledgebase: Wireless LAN
AP800 Universal Repeater settings using Vigor2130 Router
Posted by Roy Panetta on 18 October 2012 11:08 AM

This guide will help you to configure the AP800 using Universal Repeater mode to extend the wireless LAN.

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Step 1: Configure Wireless on Vigor2130n/Vn

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As shown in the diagram above, Go to Wireless LAN>>General Setup configuration menu in the Vigor2130 and configure the wireless settings.

  • Configure SSID – Here we call the SSID “2130-LAN”
  • Select wireless security encryption mode – We have selected “WPS-PSK”
  • Enter Encryption details

Click on [OK] to save the settings.

 

Step 2: Configure VigorAP 800

2.1 Set VigorAP 800 to Universal Repeater Mode

Go to Operation Mode configuration menu and select Universal Repeater as the mode of operation.

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2.2 Select Wireless Device for Wireless Repeater

Go to Wireless LAN>>Access Point Discovery and click [Scan] to scan for wireless access points. Once the list appears select the required SSID that you wish to attach to. Here we selected “2130-LAN” which is the SSID we configured in the Vigor2130n router.

Next, click on [Select] to use this SSID for Universal Repeater mode.

 

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2.3 Configure Wireless Repeater Security Settings

Enter Wireless security settings to match the settings in the Vigoor2130n/Vn router.

 

 

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Step 3: Check that the Wireless Link has been Established

3.1 Check that the VigorAP 800 appears in the station list in the Vigor2130n/Vn

In the Vigor2130n/Vn router, go to Wireless LAN>>Station List menu and check that the VigorAP 800 appears in the list as shown below.

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3.2 Check the VigorAP 800 Online Status Page

In the VigorAP 800 online status page you should see the Universal Repeater Status as shown in the diagram below

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3.3 Test the Wireless Link

Here you can run a ping test from attached devices at either side of the wireless link to check that data is going through

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Step 4: Configure AP800 Wireless and Security settings.

Configure wireless on AP800 to match Vigor2130 SSID.

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Enter Wireless security settings to match the settings in Vigor 2130 router.

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