Archer C50 use for wi-fi range extender

Archer C50 use for wi-fi range extender

Archer C50 use for wi-fi range extender
Archer C50 use for wi-fi range extender
2022-08-04 09:47:22 - last edited 2022-08-04 11:18:44
Model: Archer C50  
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Hello, I need some information about Archer C50 router: I need to use it as a range extender, for what I see in the User Guide it can be used so since it has WDS Bridge option. Since I cannot see the actual Hardware version in Amazon item details I'd like to know if the WDS Bridge is available for any possible HW version of this model.

 

Another question.... I could have the necessity to use it as primary AP, my ISP has PPPoE direct connection (user and psw). Again I can see in the User Guide that the C50 can also be used in this way, can anyone confirm it?


I need to know these info because I must change the Archer C6 I've already purchased on Amazon because it does not have the WDS option, so I can use it only as primary AP (but now I have a router provided by my ISP so I don't need it anymore, but could use another router as range extender and eventually as a backup if the first one should stop working....My ISP is not exactly fast to change it lol)

 

Thank you for your help!

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2022-08-04 10:43:47 - last edited 2022-08-04 11:18:44

  @terziyski 

 

Thanks for the reply!

 

I cannot find the WDS feature in the WebGUI, here it's what I can see:

 

 

Somewhere I've read that this feature is not present in Archer C6 Model (cannot understand why.... but so it is...)

 

 

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2022-08-04 10:48:55 - last edited 2022-08-04 11:18:46

  @Valar75 

 

You can't see the WDS option since you're using Archer C6 in AP mode. If you switch the device in 'Router' mode it will be where I pointed to.

Here's the difference between 'Router' and 'AP mode'.

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Re:Archer C50 use for wi-fi range extender
2022-08-04 10:22:40 - last edited 2022-08-04 10:24:24

  @Valar75 

 

Archer C6 should have WDS feature implemented in its WebGUI:

Advanced > System Tools > System Parameters - here's how to configure.

Depending on HW version Archer C50 has this option.

Older HW versions:

 

 

Newer HW versions:
 

 

As for the PPPoE connection, this is a standard WAN connection type, which every router has. 

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2022-08-04 10:43:47 - last edited 2022-08-04 11:18:44

  @terziyski 

 

Thanks for the reply!

 

I cannot find the WDS feature in the WebGUI, here it's what I can see:

 

 

Somewhere I've read that this feature is not present in Archer C6 Model (cannot understand why.... but so it is...)

 

 

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2022-08-04 10:48:55 - last edited 2022-08-04 11:18:46

  @Valar75 

 

You can't see the WDS option since you're using Archer C6 in AP mode. If you switch the device in 'Router' mode it will be where I pointed to.

Here's the difference between 'Router' and 'AP mode'.

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Re:Archer C50 use for wi-fi range extender
2022-08-04 10:59:29

  @terziyski 

 

Yes! Soon after I replied to your previous answer I tried to switch to Router mode and..... It was there! Now it works!

 

Thank you for your help I really appreciated it!

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