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Extending D-Link signal with Linksys

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I have D-Link DWR-555 connected to the ISP through 4G sim card. It's placed in my room, yet when I go out to the hall, the signal is week, so I thought to connect the Linksys outside to strengthen the signal, so I extended a cat 5 from LAN1 port of the D-Link to Internet port on the Linksys, however, I really don't know how to setup the Linksys to have the same SSID for the one inside, so I don't have to switch the wireless on my laptop.

Any thoughts on this ? Many thanks.
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> so I extended a cat 5 from LAN1 port of the D-Link to Internet port on the Linksys
Instead of connecting it like that, connect it to one of the LAN ports on the Linksys.
Then disable the DHCP server in the Linksys and when you connect wirelessly to the Linksys you should get an IP address from the D-Link.

Using the same channel (1, 6 or 11) and WPA2 passphrase should work fine.


> I really don't know how to setup the Linksys to have the same SSID for the one inside
Usually you would setup a static IP address of 192.168.1.10 on your Local Area Connection, connect it to the Linksys with cat5e, open 192.168.1.1 in your web browser, and you should be presented with a login dialog.
Holding in the reset switch for about 25 seconds with a paperclip should reset it to defaults if you don't remember the password.
The default username and password is either 'blank' + admin or admin + admin, depending on how old it is (older Linksys used a blank username; newer models require username admin). Whichever it is, you should go to the Administration section and set a new user password.

If those instructions don't get you into its setup, we would need to know the model and version (the model and version are printed on the barcode sticker affixed to the bottom).

The D-Link might use a different IP range than the 192.168.1.x range the Linksys uses, but once you connect them LAN port to LAN port and disable the DHCP server in the Linksys, the only thing the Linksys's default 192.168.1.1 address would be used for is to access its setup menus.
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Your answer was precise and direct to the point, I applied it and it's working fine now. Very grateful.
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