How can I limit repeater to wired connections (and disable outgoing wifi)?

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Crimsy

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My WLAN, through which all my devices are connected, is too far from my non-wifi enabled CCTV DVR, which requires a wired connection.

I have hooked up a repeater to my DVR, which works fine. The only problem is, devices closer to the repeater than to the main wifi router, although showing a full signal from the repeater, have no internet connectivity. I cannot force the devices to connect to the main wifi router because it shares the same access point name with the repeater.

Unless there is a way to 1) override the access point name of either and still maintain the connection, or 2) fix the internet connectivity for the repeater's wifi signal (which may still be problematic if it keeps switching between the two), how can I disable the repeater's outgoing wifi signal while maintaining its connection to the main wifi router to ensure connectivity is achieved via the wired connection between DVR and repeater?
 

etaf

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whats the make and model of the repeater

As you are able to connect to the repeater , then you should also get internet connection
you should also be able to change the name of the wireless signal SSID

depending on the model of the repeater
 

Crimsy

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Sorry, I meant to include that bit of information: TP-Link TL-WA730RE
 

Crimsy

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I honestly can't remember. I seem to recall attempting to change the access point name, but would lose connectivity to the repeater itself as a result.

Let me start from scratch and see how that works.

Thanks for your help.
 

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What you want is a "Wireless Bridge" (or "AP Client"), but that device does not seem to have that mode. :(
 
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