I've recently installed a range extender so I can get a signal to my garage. All worked okay for a week or so but has now started to flag up IP issues. Please see attached picture for details. Basically it works okay for a day then I can't log on to the extended network, getting an 'IP Configuration Failure' error.
Only way I can find to sort this is to restart the BT router, but that's obviously not a long term solution.
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The default gateway address is wrong.
I suggest that you configure the extender with static network settings. Use the option to specify the network settings.
IP address 192.168.1.50
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Default gateway 192.168.1.254
I have specified an IP address outside of the DHCP range, to avoid it clashing with any other device.
Also, make sure you disable smart setup on the home hub.
Thanks for the prompt reply.
I've updated the extender as you suggest and will report back if this cures my woes!
No really. Wireless extenders are never the best solution, and are usually unreliable and reduce throughput by about half.
Separate wireless hotspots with a different SSID, are normally the best option, without resorting to a wireless mesh.