different password for the extended network?

different password for the extended network?
different password for the extended network?
2019-07-21 18:51:01 - last edited 2019-07-21 19:59:27
Model: RE220
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.0.2 BUILD 20181206 REL 60752

I just set up a new RE220 dual band range extender.

I would like for the extended networks to use a different password than the main router.

 

In other words, let us say that the main router broadcasts on SSID24 and SSID5 with PSWD1,

and then the extender broadcasts on SSID-EXT24 and SSID-EXT5.

I would like those two extended SSIDs to use a different password.

 

How can this be done?   Thank you!

 

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Re:different password for the extended network?
2019-07-22 17:37:29

@alphac 

 

If you want the RE220 to have its own wireless pass you need to set it up in Access Point Mode (Page 22, 4.2.1 https://static.tp-link.com/2019/201902/20190228/1910012534_RE200_UG_REV3.0.1.pdf). This will mean that you need to run a Ethernet cable from your router to the extenders LAN port. In AP Mode you can customize the wireless network name, and password.

 

If the extender is only able to connect to your router via Wi-Fi, you will not be able to customize the password, only the network name while in Range Extender Mode.

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Re:different password for the extended network?
2020-01-12 07:19:02

@Tony 

 

Don't see why we can change the extender ID and not add a required password. The extended SSID is now available beyond our house. If the extended SSID is hacked then it has same password to router so our network is compromised.

Tony wrote

@alphac 

 

If you want the RE220 to have its own wireless pass you need to set it up in Access Point Mode (Page 22, 4.2.1 https://static.tp-link.com/2019/201902/20190228/1910012534_RE200_UG_REV3.0.1.pdf). This will mean that you need to run a Ethernet cable from your router to the extenders LAN port. In AP Mode you can customize the wireless network name, and password.

 

If the extender is only able to connect to your router via Wi-Fi, you will not be able to customize the password, only the network name while in Range Extender Mode.

In setting up the extender, we get the canned message the extender password is same as host! Don't see why the extender password cannot be added to script for a different password as a double security. 

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Re:different password for the extended network?
2020-01-15 18:22:12

@natcire 

 

I see what you mean, but that is not how extenders work.

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