How to connect wired devices to a router that is in Range Extender Mode?

How to connect wired devices to a router that is in Range Extender Mode?
How to connect wired devices to a router that is in Range Extender Mode?
2021-06-30 16:04:31 - last edited 2021-06-30 19:36:13

Hello.

 

I added a second router to my home network, model EC220-G5.

 

I configured it in Range Extender Mode and connected it wirelessly to my main router.

 

After it, I connected a NAS to it with a wire.

 

That NAS is not displayed in the list of wired devices (it's working if the router is in router mode).

 

 

Is it possible to connect wired devices when the router is in Range Extender mode?

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2021-06-30 19:36:06 - last edited 2021-06-30 19:36:13

@terziyski, well, the issue just mysteriously resolved itself.

 

I plugged/unplugged the network wires, tried another NAS port, it worked.

 

Then plugged the patchcord back to the first NAS' port and it appeared in the network.

 

Weird.

 

Everything works as I wanted - second router bridges NAS to main router.

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Re:How to connect wired devices to a router that is in Range Extender Mode?
2021-06-30 17:02:48

@beshur 

 

Do you have internet access through the EC220-G5 extended wireless network ?

It's quite possible that you can't build a successful wireless connection with you main router - check this thread.

If that's the case I would suggest you to use the EC220-G5 in AP mode.

Thus your NAS would have more stable and faster connection to your main router.

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Re:How to connect wired devices to a router that is in Range Extender Mode?
2021-06-30 18:07:51

@terziyski, thank you suggestion.

 

 
 
> Do you have internet access through the EC220-G5 extended wireless network ?
 
Yes, it works.
I had to change 5GHz security to WPA2 (from WPA3) for it to connect.
 
 

> If that's the case I would suggest you to use the EC220-G5 in AP mode.

> Thus your NAS would have more stable and faster connection to your main router.

 

Do you mean that I should connect EC220-G5 to main router with a wire and configure it as a regular AP? 

Well, that would be the easiest solution, but I can't use the wires here - the routers are fairly away from each other.

 

 

Is there any way ethernet through power (Powerline?) can provide clean 1Gigabit of speed?

 

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Re:How to connect wired devices to a router that is in Range Extender Mode?
2021-06-30 18:59:53 - last edited 2021-06-30 19:00:50

@beshur 

 

If device is configured succesfully in range extender mode, it should be possible to use its LAN ethernet ports as well for accessing the intenet.

Have you tried to connect any other device on EC220-G5 LAN port, except the NAS ? You can try to reboot the main router and then  EC220-G5 when the main one is up and running.

Using Powerline adapters is possible if the adapters are connected to the same electrical circuit - AV1000 rated devices (like TL-PA7010P KIT) should provide up to 1000mbps.

 

 

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2021-06-30 19:36:06 - last edited 2021-06-30 19:36:13

@terziyski, well, the issue just mysteriously resolved itself.

 

I plugged/unplugged the network wires, tried another NAS port, it worked.

 

Then plugged the patchcord back to the first NAS' port and it appeared in the network.

 

Weird.

 

Everything works as I wanted - second router bridges NAS to main router.

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