Easy Steps to Set-Up Multiple Wireless Routers With Same SSID
When you have multiple wireless routers with the same SSID (Service Set Identifier) then setting them up with the same identifier would make you run into a trouble. Nevertheless, we shall supplement you with our easy tricks to set up multiple wireless router with same SSID but let us know what SSID is actually for your convenience in setting it up easily. If you know what SSID is, you can easily skip to the next steps.
Table Of Contents
- 1 What is SSID?
- 2 Step 1: Login to the Primary Router’s Administration Console
- 3 Step 2: Find Your LAN Settings
- 4 Step 3: Save The Settings & Switch Off Your Primary Router
- 5 Step 4: Login to the Secondary Router’s Administration Console & Modify Its IP Address
- 6 Step 5: Turn Off The DHCP Server Of Your Secondary Router
- 7 Step 6: Configure Your Secondary Router
- 8 Step 7: Interconnect Both Your Routers
What is SSID?
SSID stands for Service Set Identifier or speaking out of the technical jargon it signifies a set of characters that uniquely identifies your WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) and this identifier helps you to connect to your individual network when there might be multiple networks in the same area. Now, let us move to the steps.
Step 1: Login to the Primary Router’s Administration Console
Type your IP address into the address bar of your Web Browser. If you have any doubt regarding the router's IP address,check the documentation that you had received when you had purchased your router and if you have lost it, you can contact the manufacturer's customer service for further assistance. The router's homepage would prompt you for a username and password, both of which are provided in the router's documentation. Enter it carefully.
Step 2: Find Your LAN Settings
Once you have spotted your LAN settings, modify the range of the present IP address to change the first one. Here's an example: If the IP ranges from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.250 then modify it to something like 192.168.1.2. So the available IP address is now 192.168.1.2
Step 3: Save The Settings & Switch Off Your Primary Router
It is very important to save the settings and then switching off your primary router. It is essential as you have to move ahead to configure your secondary router now.
Step 4: Login to the Secondary Router’s Administration Console & Modify Its IP Address
Now, follow the same steps as that of your primary router and login to the secondary router's administration console. Once you have logged in, find the LAN Settings like you did previously and then replace the IP address of your secondary router with that of the primary router. In this case it would be, 192.168.1.1. So the changed IP address is now, 192.168.1.1
Step 5: Turn Off The DHCP Server Of Your Secondary Router
Well, you need to turn off the DHCP server of your secondary router so as to prevent it from assigning any IP address on your network and if it assigns, it will cause certain issues.
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Step 6: Configure Your Secondary Router
Configure your secondary router's SSID and security settings to exactly match that of your primary router. Now choose two different channels for both the routers to prevent interference. There are 3 channels that don't interfere at all viz., 1,6 & 11. Make sure you assign two different channels to your routers.
Step 7: Interconnect Both Your Routers
Connect your secondary router to your primary router through their LAN ports by using an Ethernet cable. Then power your primary router on. Now, you are ready to go as both the routers broadcast the same SSID.
We hope that you have successfully been able to set up multiple wireless routers with the same SSID. The steps were lucidly explained just to make it easy for you to set up without any hindrance yet if you encountered any problem, please let us know via the comment section. Thank you!