How to extend range of Jiofiber WiFi using old routers?

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I have many old Airtel broadband wifi routers. Can I use them to extend the range of Jiofiber Wi-Fi (regular band, not 5 GHz one). Any online tutorials that works with jiofiber’s custom router? Anyone tried this and got it working successfully?

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I’m using an old tp-link router as WIFI extender for my airtel broadband. Below is the tutorial

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LG50 wrote:

I’m using an old tp-link router as WIFI extender for my airtel broadband. Below is the tutorial

jio has its own custom router that can only be configured using myjio app. Will this method if we cannot access the router configuration?

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mango-man wrote:

jio has its own custom router that can only be configured using myjio app. Will this method if we cannot access the router configuration?

Jio router’s config can be accessed from browser http://192.16....1 or www.j...om too. And to configure another router as a repeater, you need the config page of that other router, not Jio router.


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mango-man wrote:

jio has its own custom router that can only be configured using myjio app. Will this method if we cannot access the router configuration?

You don’t need to configure jio router but the one that you will be using as extender

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no need to do anything just put that second router in repeater or AP mode. 

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The 2.4 Ghz radio of Jiofiber is trash.

I have connected my old TPLink W8968 using LAN cable and then configured it as a wireless AP, with different SSID, IP series and DHCP. Tried bridge mode/same IP series but it did not work. With jio router, on 2.4 Ghz, speed comes to around 30 Mbps, with TPLink on 2.4 Ghz, speed is around 60 Mbps.

One of my friend is using TPLink + TPlink repeaters (on onemesh) to cover 3 storied house.

But you will need a router with WAN input option. Not sure if your old Airtel routers have any.


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panchabhut wrote:

The 2.4 Ghz radio of Jiofiber is trash.

I have connected my old TPLink W8968 using LAN cable and then configured it as a wireless AP, with different SSID, IP series and DHCP. Tried bridge mode/same IP series but it did not work. With jio router, on 2.4 Ghz, spped comes to around 30 Mbps, with TPLink on 2.4 Ghz, speed is around 60 Mbps.


2.4Ghz on Jio router works just fine giving full speed. Did you try a wifi analyzer to see the channels overlap?

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ontherocks wrote:

2.4Ghz on Jio router works just fine giving full speed. Did you try a wifi analyzer to see the channels overlap?

I had initially jio router only. The 2.4 Ghz range was pathetic. Low speed and signal dropped within 15 feet. I even called customer care. their technical person bluntly said that as per TRAI regulations, as long as I am getting more than 20 Mbps on 150 Mbps connection, there is nothing wrong with my connection and any complaint will be closed without any action. The person also said that you will not get more than 40 Mbps on 2.4 Ghz, for higher speeds, you need to connect to 5 Ghz.

I added the TPLink only after failing to get any resolution from Jio. So the issue is not of interference. It is of very poor quality hardware given by Jio.

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I think Airtel broadband routers are locked so maybe won’t be able to use as extender.

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UPDATE: Had airtel/beetel 777VR1 routers which had in-built option to set them in repeater mode. Successfully set it up to extend jiofiber wi-fi without LAN cable using this tutorial: 

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