Best way to extend wi-fi signal repeater or AP?


New Around Here
So I have a Netgear nighthawk x6 as my primary router and I also purchased two (TM-AC1900) Asus RT AC68U ;) which are currently running Aimesh with the latest firmware. I only want to use two routers at the moment and DON'T want to use 3 routers to setup Aimesh. Basically, all I would like to do is set up a second router in another portion of my home as a wireless repeater to extend signal, but the only problem I have is that I have to manually switch to repeater ssid depending what part of my home I'm located. Is there a way to set this up without having to manually switch AP or repeater? Also is there a way to consolidate all SSID into just one, where it would automatically be picked up by every device on the network?

Easy Rhino

Senior Member
I don't know on the Asus specifically, but assuming you're setting it up as a wireless (not wired) you just want to set it up so that it connects to one of the SSIDs of the main router, and also that it broadcasts exactly the same SSID and password.

Then clients will be able to join either router transparently. You may have clients that will be dumb and not want to roam from one to the other when moving around the house. That is somewhat unavoidable (I've played with a few android apps that try to work to fix this on my Samsung phone, though)


New Around Here
I personally Run two AC68's 1 as a router and the other in repeater mode, it works perfectly. My personal setupst homei have the repeaternamed -office justto keep my officearea kind of separate from the rest of my network, but at my parents house I have the same same setup but with the same SSID for easy transition from one side of the house to the other.

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