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So I've got this junk router that I wanted to use to increase coverage in my place. Thought I might use it as a repeater, or extender.

First off, this router is a WDR3320, and the interface is in Chinese. I can barely put together what anything means, but I think I've worked out enough to navigate the different pages. Secondly, the instruction guide that I followed was also in Chinese, and Google Translate is mediocre at best, when it comes to translations, so there are a lot of places where I could have done something wrong. Here is what I have done:

1: Change the second router's IP address from 192.168.1.1, to 192.168.1.2, as the main router has the first address
2: Under the 2.4Ghz wireless settings in the second router, I enabled WDS, and added my main router's information (SSID, BSSID, channel, security type and password)
3: I disabled DHCP on the secondary router.

Now what happens at this point is that after the third step, the router restarts. After restarting, I am sent to the status page of the router, and a few seconds after that, I get a 'page cannot be displayed' error. This is all happening on a wired connection to the second router, from the computer I changed the settings on. I also cannot connect to either the 2.4 or 5Ghz networks.

I find it odd that I can access the router for a few seconds after the restart performed once step 3 is completed. I can even navigate to different setting pages of the router, but after those few seconds, it no longer works. The computer shows that it is attempting to connect to the network, and ping attempts via command prompts fail (not that they worked at any point during this time). It's even more odd that I can't even access the router on either the old or the new IP addresses via a wired connection. The only way I can get back at this point is to perform a reset of the router. All resets were of the 15/15/15 type.

I obviously don't know what I'm doing, and I will make no attempt to pretend I understand a thing when it comes to these sorts of networking topics. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.