Cambium’s cnPilot R201 / R200 can be configured as wireless repeater and used as range extender. This feature can be used to extend the wireless networks in a big size house or places where we need to extend the wireless coverage provided by the Base AP. This feature is also important for Small and Medium business establishments with only one Internet drop point which can be used to connect only one Access point and using the Repeater functionality internet coverage can be extended to other areas.
Quick tour on how to enable the repeater functionality is below.
The first AP having wired internet link on WAN port is hereafter referred to as the Base AP. The AP that will extend the internet link as a wireless extender will be referred to as a Repeater AP. The Repeater AP will connect with Base AP over the air. User devices will be able to connect to Repeater AP as well as Base AP.
Any Cambium Wi-Fi Access point such as the cnPilot™ Home and Small Business R200, R201, or the cnPilot™ ePMP 1000 Hotspot or E400 or the E500 can act as a Base AP and can provide connectivity to a Repeater AP. There is no special configuration requirement on a Base AP, we just need a secure PSK based SSID – preferably configured with WPA2-PSK, AES-CCMP which can be used by the extender AP to connect.
Cambium AP’s – cnPilot-R200 and R201 can be configured as Repeater AP and they can connect with R200/R201 , ePMP Hotspot 1000 or E400 as Wi-Fi extender and increase the coverage of existing Base AP’s.
If both Base AP and Repeater AP has same LAN IP / Range as 192.168.11.xx then Repeater AP’s LAN IP range will automatically change to 192.168.12.xx and Repeaters LAN IP will be 192.168.12.1.
Repeater AP’s WAN Port / Internet Port will get IP address from the configured LAN DHCP server of the Base AP.
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