Modem Router: TP-LINK TD-W8961ND
Access Point: TL-WA901ND
Firewall used: Windows
So i was told that getting the WA901ND i can setup repeater mode for my current modem router (root AP).
my modem router was setup using Malaysia channel 9, 20/40hz, and WPA2-PSK with AES encryption as "12345678" without WDS.
at the access point, i choose "Universal Repeater" mode and managed to search the root AP and connect it via MAC address of the device. then i setup the security to follow exactly as the one in root AP. DHCP was disabled by default.
i can see activity in the status page of the repeater but my farthest pc can only get 1~2 bar on the wireless which is the exact same with or without repeater.
besides that, if i turn on the repeater, i cant even manage to online with it unless i turn the repeater off.
i tried deleting the wireless network and reconnect also the same.
can anybody tell me which part am i doing it wrong? thanks alot!
tried consulting TP-LINK customer service but they claim is the repeater problem after a series of step by step configuration with them via email.
however, today after 1 on 1 exchange the problem still persist.
btw, both are using latest firmware available. pls help!
simple layout of my network topology:
how to setup TP-LINK Access Point, as repeater? (Wireless Problems)