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Router and Repeater passwords

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  1. RaymondB

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    If I add a password to a router that has never had one, do I just add the same password to another router that I am using as a repeater or wireless access point? They are connected by Ethernet cable and currently configured in this manner and working without the password, but I want to secure my WiFi and be able to use light bulbs and outlets that usually require this passwords.
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    That's what I do to keep things simple ... use the same password for 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz on the main router as well as 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz on the WiFi extender upstairs. IOW the same WiFi password for around the entire house.
     
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  3. RaymondB

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    Thanks!

    So it’s as simple as logging in to each router via a laptop and adding the same password? No rebooting/unplugging or other steps?
     
  4. SpywareDr

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    I logged into our Main Router downstairs and changed the password on both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz WiFi to match each other. When I was done, the router rebooted itself.

    I logged into our WiFi Extender and changed the password on both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz WiFi to be the same as upstairs. When I was done, the extender rebooted itself.

    I then had to log into everything we own*, one-by-one, and reset their password(s) for both the 2.4GHz and/or 5GHz WiFi access.

    (* Including: Smart TV's, NVR, Outdoor and Indoor Cameras, Front and Back door Doorbells, Alarm System, Smart Light Bulbs, Switches and Receptacles, Alexa(s), Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, AIO, NAS, *ix Servers, NUC, Desktop Computers, etc.).
     
  5. RaymondB

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    Great help. That’s what I was after. Appreciate it!
     
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    (y) You're welcome.
     
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