How to Configure WDS Bridging on TP-Link Dual Band Routers

TP-Link Archer C20 Range Extender Mode [No Operation Mode]

No operation mode in C20 V4 and want to use as a range extender. follow the steps to setup TP-Link Archer C20 V4 Repeater Mode

TP-Link Archer C20 V4 Repeater Mode if No Range Extender Option

Tp-Link Archer C20 hardware version V4 does not have an operation mode option to switch router mode into range mode. If your C20 Ac750 router also V4 and you want to setup as range extender then you are in the right place. You may try TP-Link C20 firmware upgrade but still not get range extender mode you can’t configure as repeater mode.

TP-Link archer c20 dual-band older hardware version does not support operation mode but the latest C20 V5 version available with operation mode option. However, TP-link C20 still has a WDS bridge option that can use as a repeater mode to extend the wifi signal range like a wifi booster device.

To set up C20 as wireless repeater mode need to login router settings using physical cable connection with router Ethernet.

Enable Range extender Mode in TP-Link C20 WiFi Router

If you are not getting range extender mode in your C20 router and you want to enable it then you can use the WDS option as range extender mode.

  • Connect LAN cable from C20 ethernet port to computer or Laptop Ethernet port.
  • Do not use a wireless connection to setup repeater mode.
  • Go to the Computer LAN IP address option and use 192.168.o.100 in static mode to access TP-link default login IP.

TP-Link C20 Ac750 Default Login Settings

C20 Default Login IP address: 192.168.0 .1

Default login username: admin

Login password default: admin

Setup AC750 as WDS bridge mode to use as Repeater

Open Web browser and access http://192.168.0 1 and press enter key. After a few second login windows load use login username password and authenticate to access settings.

C20 WiFi router supports dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless band.

Setup 2.4G as WDS mode to connect with the main wifi router.

Go to Wireless 2.4 GHz- Basic Settings

Enable WDS – checkbox to enable the WDS option.

Press the Scan button to search the main wifi SSID network name to connect wirelessly from C20.

tp link ac1750 range extender setup

After some time you will get a list of all running wifi network names nearby.

Find your main WiFi SSID name from the list and press the connect button to join the network.

Make sure you have the main WiFi Password to connect from the range extender device.

Setting up TP-Link Archer C2 Router as a Repeater

Press connect button from the network name last option as showing above image and you will get back to wireless settings.

1: Password: provider WiFi password of your existing wifi to allow connection from C20.

2: Configure Network name for Repeater

Wireless Network Name: range extender (set SSID for repeater)

3: Save– press the save button to confirm settings.

ac750 wifi range extender setup

After save settings configure range extender wifi security.

Go to Wireless 2.4 GHz- Wireless security

WPA/WPA2 – Personal (recommended)

Wireless Password– set Wifi password for the range extender

Press the Save button to apply settings.

tp link ac750 wifi range extender setup

Setup 5Ghz Wireless network name

Do not forget to configure the 5Ghz wireless name to get high speed and wifi connectivity in range extender mode.

Go to Wireless 5Ghz – Basic settings

Enable 5Ghz Network

Wireless SSID network name: range extender 5Ghz

Channel- 149 (or Auto)

Press the save button and go to the security option.

5Ghz Range extender Security Configuration

Wireless 5GHz- Wireless Security

WPA/WPA2 – Personal (recommended)

Wireless Password- set Wifi password for 5Ghz range extender SSID

Press Save button to apply settings and wait to reboot the router.

Go Mobile/Laptop wi-fi options and see range extender SSID network name showing.

Connect network and check the internet should work.

 

Range extender Placement

Range extender wireless performance depends on the placement. So always find the best place for a repeater device where it can get at least 50% signal from host wifi router.

Follow the guide to range extender best placement.

 

Archer C20 Login Troubleshooting

If you are facing an error while login to TP-Link C20 router to the browser and taking too long time to respond or IP address not working then follow the below steps to fix the login issue.

TPLink AC750 C20 Login IP Not working

You are unable to access the C20 web interface or default login IP address not working for you that means there is a network miss-configuration or login IP address not belongs to the router.

Follow the steps to fix login issue in the TP-Link router.

  • Make sure the default login IP address printed to the router label not already changed.
  • Confirm Computer LAN IP address in the same series of router default login IP.
  • Make sure you are type http://192.168.O.1 instead of http//:192.168.0.1.

 

IF you are still unable to login your router then make a factory reset to restore default settings.

How to Factory Reset TP-Link Archer C20 Router?

Factory restore is a fail-safe option to restore default settings in case of login password forget.

The factory default option will erase all configuration so before make reset router make sure you have all the configuration detail to setup again.

Step to Factory default C20 AC750 WiFi router

  • Locate a small reset button beside Ethernet port.
  • Press and hold the reset button for 10-15 seconds using a small needle.
  • The wireless router will restart and after a few minutes trying to access default settings again.

Final Word

Setup range extender mode in C20 v4 router without changing operation mode is a good idea to turn Wifi router into a repeater mode. If you are facing any issue while connecting WDS mode from C20 router then make sure the main router configured with the latest security type and support WDS mode. Also, check you are using the correct WiFi password of main wifi internet to connect from range extender. Hope WDS bridge mode will help you to setup TP-Link Archer C20 V4 Repeater Mode to boost wifi signal.

  

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