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pastie
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Using old router as repeater: IP settings

Apologies if my terms are wrong, I'm a bit of an IT numpty. I'm trying to use an old TP-Link router as a repeater to fix poor signal in an area of house. Using BT HH5 & 2 miniconnectors (ie: not transmitting wifi). Got it working great for a while, then buggered up wifi due to conflicting IP addresses. 

 

Question is what would best settings for TP-Link router be in terms of IP address and channel. The HH5 IP is 192.168.1.254 and channel is smart channel (dual band). I think my original attempt had TP-Link had IP address 192.168.1.233, can't remember if was on same channel as one of the HH bands.

 

Or should I just get Orbi system or something equally expensive??

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licquorice
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Re: Using old router as repeater: IP settings

Make sure you have turned off DHCP on the TP-Link and give it an address outside of the DHCP range of the Hub, e.g 192.168.1.20  Best to set the wifi to different channels on the 2 devices to avoid interference.

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