My primary router is HG 8247 Huawei ONT Device with primary gateway 192.168.100.1. I want to extend its range using a TPLink WR740N i have lying around. I have done the following without success:
First method was a wireless link between the two routers. Set Tp-link to WDS bridging mode and set its default gateway to within the Huawei range i.e. 192.168.100.2. Disable DHCP on Tplink. In this way only one device my laptop is able to connect to the TPlink at one time and access internet. Smartphone doesnt connect to Tplink as it stops at getting ip address.
The second method was to connect two routers using ethernet cable. I tried both the WAN LAN ports of the TPlink and with and without DHCP disabled (and with/without changing ip address) but I couldnt simply access internet when i connected to TPlink wifi.
Any ideas as to what to do now? Is it a limitation of Huawei?
The WR740N can work this way as many tutorials show but in my case the configuration isnt working.