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configuring a second router as a repeater

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I have an existing wireless network, and I'd like to use a second router as a repeater, to extend the range. I see others have done this (https://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Wireless/Q_26934238.html) and I'm trying to create a configuration on the second router.

Here's the first router: LAN IP 192.168.0.1  subnet 255.255.252.0 using dhcp.

On the second router, I disable dhcp, (so it doesn't generate new ip addresses in the lan), but I keep it set to dhcp to get its own ip address from the first router. Unfortunately, it doesn't pick up a new address, which defaults to 192.168.1.1

I know that I need to match the ssid, and ensure a different channel (which I think it can select automatically) but I'm having trouble knowing what to set in terms of the ip address of the second router/repeater.

I tried 192.168.0.2. and 192.168.1.1 but this doesn't work. Should the second router be static (and if so, what would its settings be)? If anyone can specify the required settings for the second router to join the existing wireless network, and then extend it, that is all I need.

Also, what would be a tool to see the values that a roaming pc is using for the wireless access ip? I'd like to be able to see the ip address of the wireless router that it is using as I walk from one router to the repeater.
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