There are multiple access points and repeaters out there in the market, that you can use to extend the wireless coverage for your Wi-Fi and have more devices connected to the internet over a larger geographical area.
Connecting the Access points through wires and cables have been a common practice for most of the networking administrators, as you just have to use an ethernet cable to connect the Wireless Access point to a router and it acts as the repeater to amplify the wireless signals for you.
However, connecting it wirelessly is a whole another thing, and here are a few things that you will need to know about it.
How To Connect Access Point To Wireless Router Without Cable?
Is it Possible?
The first question that will pop-up in your mind before trying out something like this is that if it is possible to make something like this work, and that would be the place where you need to start from.
Yes, it is quite possible for you to connect Access Point to a Wireless Router without any ethernet cable. You just have to be careful about a few things such as compatibility and configuring it in the right manner.
To start with that, you don’t only have to make sure that both the router and access point are capable of connecting wirelessly, but you will also need to ensure that they are compatible with each other as well.
This can be sorted out easily by ensuring that you source both the router and Access point from the same brand, or you can check for their compatibility online as well. Once you have made it certain that they are compatible with each other, you will need to set them up, and here is how you can do it:
How to configure it?
Most of the Access Points that you can possibly get your hands on in the market are set on the default mode to be able to used as the wireless access points and you don’t have to worry much about that part. They allow you to extend the range of an existing wireless signal that is already being transmitted from your router.
Most of the times, you should need a PC or Laptop that is connected with the router, or some other device will do that as well.
So, once your laptop or PC is connected on the same network that you want to use with the Access Point, you will need to use the access point admin panel and configure it on the AP mode with the network credentials that you are using on the Wireless Router and intend on connecting with the Access Point that you are using.
Once you enter the credentials, and the Access Point is in the range to get ample Wi-Fi signals, that should sort it out for you and you will be able to connect them wirelessly without needing any Ethernet Cable.
If you are unable to achieve that, you might need to contact the manual for your specific AP to make it possible.