This is how I did it. I hope this helps as an example.
My router is TPLINK-MR3420. My phones are Android (Oppo, G10mini)
- Go to the ‘Wireless’ section of your router menu.
- Select the option “enable WDS bridging” or something similar in your router. Note: Some routers don’t have WDS/bridging function, you will have to change the router in that case. WDS stands for Wireless distribution system.
- Click ‘survey’ button. It shows all the connections in your range (enter details manually if no survey option).
- Select the connection you want to connect.
- Enter password.
- Click save. You will be prompted for proper selection of channel. Click yes, it will automatically select for you.
- Disable DHCP.
- Restart your router.
- Give it some time to connect. After the initial setup it does not connect instantly, in some cases.
- It should work now. If not try upgrading your firmware as well.
- Please note that when you have disabled DHCP, you wont be able to access your router directly (192.168.0.1 etc), but your internet should work. To access your router you will have to configure IP address of your connection. Click here on how to do it.
That’s about it. If you’d like to share anything about this topic please let me know in the comments section.