access point setup in repeater mode

Ok I have a netgear cg3100 router, I would like to setup an access point in repeater mode so that I can extend the range of my existing wireless signal using the same ssid.

I think I have connected correctly but not sure.

if i ping the tplink it pings ok.

the signal strength further afield seams just as weak as before

maybe you will spot a setup error or advise how to test this.

regards in advance, i did notice that the repaeter wifi setup appears to keep changing channel numbers.

screen shots attached.

regards in advance.
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Craig BeckConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You've got the TP-Link AP connected to the router via wire right?  Therefore you need to configure the TP-Link as a regular AP, not a repeater.

When you configure a repeater it doesn't use a wired connection to the network - it gets its network connection via the radio, just as a client does.

Also, the region is set to Spain on the TP-Link router.  If you can, set it to Europe (or ETSI) instead of Spain to ensure it uses the same regulatory settings at the Netgear router.

You should set the AP to a different channel what's on the Netgear router.  So generally you'd set one on Ch1 and one on Ch11.

I noticed that you're using 20 or 40MHz channels.  If there's lots of wireless about in your area it would be better to set that to 20MHz only.
PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
Yes i have it plugged in as it was close to a switch,  ok so if i leave it plugged in and just set it to ap. If its set to a different channel will i still get seamless transfer from different zones? ie just one ssid?
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PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
all done much better now THANK YOU
PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
great help thank you.
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