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Repeater for Wifi IP cameras to Router

Q: Repeater for Wifi IP cameras to Router

Amcrest 2.4 mhz Wi-Fi IP cameras - 2
Netgear wnr 2000 v5 Wi-Fi router
Intel quad core desktop/Win XP pro sp3
Amcrest Surveillance Pro software

I have 2 cameras mounted outdoors and connected wirelessly to my wireless router. Because of obstructions (brick walls), I'm having trouble getting video signals without significant latency issues. Additionally, I am having trouble connecting to the cameras through the software to make changes in configuration.

I thought my router had a repeater function, but it does not. I was about to purchase a Netgear extender that is advertised as having a repeater function, but apparently it does not.

I cannot move my "main router" because I cannot relocate my internet connection/modem.

I "think" my only option is to locate a repeater at a midpoint between the cameras and the existing router, thereby creating a stronger signal to the main router.

My questions:
1. By utilizing a repeater, will I eliminate my latency issue.
2. Improve connectivity between software/cameras.

I'm having trouble finding a Netgear Wi-Fi router that has a repeater function at a reasonable price. Can you recommend an affordable router with repeater function or a standalone repeater.

Sorry for the long post...I've been fighting this issue for weeks.

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A: Repeater for Wifi IP cameras to Router

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Based on an article on the 'Lifehacker' website I noticed an article on how to use an old router as a repeater. I was looking at eBay and noticed something called, "Wireless-N WiFi Repeater Router Signal Range Extender Amplifier 300Mbps" which appears very small, and is just inserted in your USB port of your laptop.
This begged the question: At US$ 13 with shipping included perhaps it is better to buy this as opposed to converting my old ''D-link DIR-300" in a repeater, especially if doing so is a real hassle.
Hence trusting you guys here I thought I'd ask you if you think there are advantages and disadvantages with one or the other.
For ex. a disdvantage to using my old router as a repeater is that it's not portable
an advantage (sort of) is it's free
the eBay one at this price range seems to have 2 different models of brands unknown to me--China
-1- VOnets and -2- LB-Liink (seems to be imitating the 'D-Link' logo)
[This 2nd 1 seems to come in 2 slightly different definitions 'USB Wifi Router AP Wireless N repeater Adapter WLAN Range Extender F' or 'USB Wireless WLAN WiFi Router AP Client Repeater Adapter SY']
You opinion is valued. Thanks :-)

A:Using a Wireless-N WiFi Repeater vs turning an old router as repeater

Wow 129 people viewed this but no one had an answer. Could this mean other people are possibly interested by having the same question; thus they too are looking for an answer?

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I was thinking about this the other night. If it's dumb question I'm sure that everyone will rush to helpfully point this out, but can't you make a repeater out of two WiFi routers?

If a distant wireless Internet AP is out of range of part of your network and you can't move the access point, can't you take a router located just within range, configure it to client mode on the AP's channel (say 11), then run an ethernet cable from its output to the "Internet in" port (or perhaps one of the switched ports, I'm not sure) of a _second_ router configured as an AP on a different channel (say 6) and then have that router be the Internet access point serving your more remote wireless computers?

Just asking here; as a thought problem, it's been nagging at me so badly I was preparing to go buy more routers simply to test it out, but I thought I'd save some money and ask here first. Thanks for any clarification and help.

Fire away!

A:WiFi Router X 2 = Repeater?

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Hi, pls. help me to make dlink dsl router 2640T to be working as repeater which will be able to receive wifi signals. I've seen one guy using the same dlink dsl-2640T as wifi signal repeater where he was successfully able to receive wifi signals.

My PC's configuration is as follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1974 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39997 MB, Free - 10423 MB; D: Total - 74465 MB, Free - 17354 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03C6YH
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled

A:to make dlink dsl-2640T router as wifi repeater

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I used a repeater to increase my signal in my garden on the other end of my house, that works perfect. But the signal strengt of the WiFi connection on my PC is lower and also my internet speed. Removeing the repeater gives a internet connetion loss (for a shrot time) so it seems like my PC's preferred connection is to the repeater (witch is further away then my router).

I can choose to give my repeater a different SIDD name so i can choose manually but i prefer the same name.
Is there any way to force my PC to connect to my router with the same SIDD? ( i have a DLink dir 655)

A:WiFi repeater, weaker signal. Can i force Win7 to connect to router?

Repeaters are the same as a network bridge, they cut the bandwidth in half which is why I don't like them. This is why the connection seems slower to you.

Much better off with a wireless access point connected to a wired connection.

With the same SSID it's usually going to pick the connection with the better signal strength. You can choose to forget the other network which would force Windows to choose the 655.

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how to extend wifi range from one house to another almost 100 meter away?

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i am trying to find a wifi repeater that will work with a aircube. Any suggestions?

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I'm having problems with my wifi repeater (I think)..
I have a laptop downstairs that is plugged into the router and then upstairs I have a wifi repeater and a laptop that is working off that signal.. My problem is that the internet doesn't seem to work on my tablet or iPhone unless my laptop upstairs is turned on. It will connect no problem but it won't actually work. Also if I have other people here they cannot connect to the wifi unless my laptop upstairs is turned on (sometimes not even then) .. If I am connected and then turn off my laptop then the internet on my mobile devices stop working. I have no idea what is going on and neither does anyone else so would appreciate any help.
I am using Windows 8 and a Huawei WS320 wireless repeater. I have a BT home hub 3 and a BT Infinity openreach modem

A:Wifi Repeater

Does the repeater has its own WIFI SSID name?
This to distinguish if devices connect to the WIFI repeater signal or root signal.

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Hey everyone.

I used to have an old wifi but it's that old the software I used to use to set it up doesn't even run under 7. This isn't really my problem though since I was pretty sure I'd have to update anyway. It's unlikely it would be able to repeat a signal from an N router let alone use anything better then WEP.

Anyway. I was looking for suggestions on getting a good repeater. I saw this one: Best Wireless Repeater | Wifi Repeaters Boosters and Range Extenders which looks pretty good. I've never used anything from Amped before though so I'm kind of tempted to go for a Netgear or something instead.

I was also considering buying a router and setting DD-WRT up but I don't know how they compare?

Cheers for any advice.

A:Suggested WiFi Repeater?

I can't say I have heard of Amped before (besides the drink...), but at work we have had good success with Hawking range extenders.

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I have a TrendNet TEW-639GR wireless router working with a EnGenius ERB9250 Wireless repeater. They seem to be working together but I have some questions regarding the setup.

1) Both are using the same channel, is this correct? They show up as two separate signals on a WiFi scanner with the same name, on the same channel, with two separate mac addresses.

2) How do I force my portable devices to connect to the repeater rather than the router? When I go to the Windows 7 "connect" page I see only one network choice (because they are sharing the same name). Sometimes the portable devices will connect to the router other times they will connect to the repeater.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide

A:Configuring a WiFi repeater

Sometimes the portable devices will connect to the router other times they will connect to the repeater.Click to expand...

Isn't that the point of having a Repeater? To connect to the stronger signal?

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Hey all,

Can someone school me please? I have a switch box upstairs with my cable modem and a wifi router. Downstairs I have a PC that is hardwired to the wifi router. My PC has a WIFI N PCI card installed into it (was forced to use wireless connection until I had a cat 5 jack dropped). My question is, can I make the WIFI card in my PC act as a repeater to the WIFI router upstairs? Reason I ask, the WIFI router upstairs doesn't get great coverage all over my house and if possible, I would like to make my PC repeat the WIFI signal.

Can that be done easily?

A:PCI WIFI card as repeater?

On paper, it can be done with some heavy modification. The wireless card would need two create two independent connections (one from the router to the pc, and a second from the pc to the next device). Since 99% of cards do not do that out of the box (and I am not certain any can be made to do that), I don't think it's possible.

I promise you it is much easier to buy a wireless ap/bridge for around $50-100 US. I have the D-Link DAP-1522 and it works like a beastly charm as both a repeater or a bridge. I currently use it in bridge mode for my Sony BD player and DiSH Network HD box (to pull guide info faster, etc). I can manage its settings via its ip (mine is

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Hi Everyone,
I'm trying to help a friend implement some technology for a working apple farm. They are using a linksys WRT54G router with a cable modem, the wifi in the main building works great. We want to extend the wireless signal to a warehouse about 1/4 mile away, we have line of sight. We've been referring to a book; "Wi-Fi Toys" by Mike Outmesguine. The book refers to both bridging and repeating, but the configuration of each is not clear to me. They've purchased long range directional antenna's and two linksys WAP54G's to be used as the downlink and access point. I've tried to configure them (referring to the book and the linksys website) as wireless repeaters and wireless bridges but I've had no luck. Has anyone set this up before (?), I'd really appreciate any coaching you can provide.
Thank you,

A:wifi repeater or bridge

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does anyone make a wifi repeater that has a "remote antenna"?

im wanting to extend my wifi signal so I can have internet in my garage. right now I can get a signal if the door is open, but its a metal building so if I shut the door theres no signal. not to mention the signal isnt that great when its there anyways.

I would like to have the repeater itself in the garage, and have the pickup antenna for it right outside of the building if possible?

can this be done? thanks

A:outdoor wifi repeater?

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i have a netgear router which doesn't cover, wirelessly, well my house. I've just added a d-link DAP-1360 AP as a repeater. Since I've added it, the coverge problems are history, all the computers, wired and wireless, are able to connect to the internet. However, homegroup doesn't work any more. I can't share files between the computers. How can I fix it?

A:Homegroup and a wifi repeater

It may be that you will need to recreate your homegroup from scratch. Give it a go and see if solves the issue.
Windows 7 HomeGroup: Walkthrough

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So I bought a wifi repeater to use in my upstairs for my tablet (Amazon Fire). I hoped it would be an easy setup, and surprisingly it was. The problem is that a set amount of time after initial setup (difficult to know how long since I only use it at night) I am unable to connect my tablet to the repeater. It automatically disconnects and when I try to reconnect I get the message "connection failed" over and over again. I have tried a few manual setups on my tablet, not having the slightest idea what I was doing, and naturally that didn't work. The only way to get it to work again is to go through the setup again, but inevitably my tablet disconnects and cannot reconnect.

I am using a CenturyLink router/wifi combo thing for my internet. The wifi booster is just an off-brand thing I got off Amazon.

What other information can I provide that would be helpful? I tried to look up solutions, but though this seems a common problem there doesn't seem to be a common solution. At least not one written in English for someone like myself with no computer savvy at all.

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

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I have a Wifi router and a Win7 desktop with USB Wifi and Virtual Wifi adapter running.

My question is: how to create a meshed Wifi network with one single ssid/key?

see you Xyne

A:Virtual WiFi Repeater

Something like this perhaps: How to Bridge Wireless Routers | eHow.com

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I have an Airlink MIMO XR 101 that I want to set up as a repeater.
The main router is a new Linksys 2000.

I watched a video on YouTube, but that is for NeGear.

Any one have an idea on how to accomplish this?

A:Repeater Router

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Hi everyone

I have recently moved away from Sky to another provider for my telephony and broadband services, I still have my old Sky router and I was wondering if I can use it as a repeater? There are areas of my house where I get bad wifi signal and it would be good to put the router to some use, the other option being that I throw it out.

It seems fairly locked down and I am no expert, has anyone else done this before? The model number is SR101.

Thanks for reading

A:Can I use my old Sky router as a repeater?

most routers cannot be used as a wireless repeater - although if you can run a cable to the area , you maybe able to use the sky router as a wireless and lan access point

you would need to log into the configuration pages and see if it has a repeater option

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Hi everyone,
just a quick question that i hope someone can help me with, because it's really doing my head in.
I have a netgear wireless modem/router, which is on one side of the room, on the other side i need to get an ethernet to my foxtel box.
DSE sold me a Belklin Surf wireless router, which they told me i could setup as a form of repeater, so i can send the wifi across the room to the belkin, then use the ethernet ports to connect to the foxtel box.
Could someone guide me on setting this up?
I think i may be having problems with the network ip addresses?
The main router is set to and the belkin is on the
Thank you in advance to any advice you can give me.

A:Router Repeater

First off, I've had loads of issues trying to get the Belkin repeater mode to work with anything but another Belkin box. I'd take it back and get a repeater that actually claims to work with all brands. In the Belkin manual, they even specify it's only compatible with other Belkin equipment, or at least they used to.

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I changed my router and nw i cannot view my cctv cameras on the ivms 4500 app.

How do change my ip addreses to new router address.

I have a network switch tobwhich cameras are all linked.

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I have 2 routers
wifi-router1 ( its a wifi router with adsl2+ modem)
wifi-router2 (its working in repeater mode)
SSID: Tenda

I configured wifi-router2's repeater mode via site-scan and then selected my wifi-router1. It did not gave me any error.

Now I can connect to both wifi-router1 and wifi-router2 but internet is only working on wifi-router1. What specifict settings I need to get internet from wifi-router2 also.

LongLive JohnWill

A:Wifi Repeater correct settings

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I have a Linksys wifi router but it is over on one side of the house. So I also have a d-link repeater nearer the living room. There are two desktop PC, two iPhones, and iPad and a smart tv using the wifi. Most of the time all is well but once every week or two the TV will stop streaming (Netflix or Pandora) and claim it is not connected to the internet. Last evening when that happened I had an iPhone and an iPad in the same room with the TV. The iPad and iPhone also could not connect to the wifi although they saw the SSID.

I unplugged the repeater and left it unplugged and everything got normal again.

The Linksys router and the d-link repeater are using the same SSID and both are on channel 6. Is that an OK setup or should the channels be different?

-- Larry

A:Channel selection for wifi repeater

You can use the same ssid so you can connect to the same name everywhere or you can have a second ssid that way you know which router your connected to. Being on the same channel they can interfere with each other better to have them poles apart

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Hi guys - having found a couple of sites on the net with instructions on how to do this, I did the following -

1. disabled DHCP on the AP (a Billion Bipac 7800N).
2. I gave it an IP address in the range required by my main router (BT Homehub 3), but outside the range served up by the Homehub's DHCP server.
3. set WPA2 security in the AP to the same as the BT router.

Now, my wireless devices can see the Billion, but can't get an IP address from the BT router.

What have I done wrong/missed?

One thing I don't understand is how the AP is supposed to know it's repeating the BT's signal....

Any help appreciated.


A:Using old router as wireless AP/repeater

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I am using an AT&T supplied 2wire homeportal 3801 hgv gateway for telephone and wireless functions. The Linksys RE1000 wireless-n range extender does not provide the range needed. Can a Linksys N900 or E3000 wireless N router be used as a repeater? If so, how are the gateway and router to be configured?

A:Using a wireless router as a repeater


modem ==>primary router (wifi on chnl 1)
(a lan slot)
+-----wired connection --(a lan slot) secondary router (wifi on chnl 11)

the secondary wan slot is left empty

* use the same SSID and password on both for simplicity
* config the secondary to NO use DHCP - - this forces the primary to do all assignments

full print/file share is functional in this setup ( I use it myself).

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I have a modem, ethernet to my laptop works fine.
I am using a repeater in AP mode to have wifi in my apt. I configured the repeater in AP mode, this is connect ethernet to the AP and broadcast wifi.
I havent being able to connec to internet using this, windows says there is an IP error, and I cant figure out why.
I tried this things:
set the ip address of my AP to the one my computer got and turned on DHCP on my AP as a server.
I can connect to the AP but I dont have internet access.
Is this not possible and I do need an actual router?
Thank you

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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.

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This is quite a specific query so I'm not sure if you folks can help but you've been awesome in the past so I thought I'd try my luck.

I'm in the UK and have Sky Broadband with a Sky Router (Model: SR101), I also have an old Netgear Router (Model: Netgear Wireless-G WGR614 v9). I have a big flat and the wireless won't reach to all areas of the flat so I wanted to set up my old Netgear Router as a repeater but I haven't the faintest idea where to start. To make matters more difficult I have a Mac instead of a PC, the only help I could find online gave advice for PC owners.

Any help anyone can offer me would be most appreciated or if you need further information fell free to ask



A:Setting up a repeater router

Pretty sure that router doesn't have a Repeater (or Range Extender) mode, but check the user manual or the various configuration pages.

If you can run an ethernet cable to the Netgear it can be used as a wireless access point.

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I have a very large house with many people using wireless laptops. i used to have verizon internet and I purchased a wlan 11g mini router from radio lads. After it was set up it worked great. I have just switched to comcast internet (my first mistake) and I can't get the mini router to work. Any suggestions?

A:Setting up a repeater router

... and I can't get the mini router to work.Click to expand...

How are you using the router? Your thread title implies Repeater mode. Please be more specific about the problem symptoms. Does the unit seem to power on? If it has any LEDs what are those telling you?

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I recently bought a new D-Link DIR 615 but I dont get adequate range in the rooms farthest away from the router. I have an old D-Link DIR 634M router which I'm told can be used as a wireless repeater.

I went through several articles that describe connecting the two routers through a LAN cable. However is there a way to do the same without using a cable of any sorts?


A:Wireless Router as a repeater

However is there a way to do the same without using a cable of any sorts?Click to expand...

In the unlikely case that the old router supports wireless bridge (AP client) or repeater (range extender) mode simply use that mode. You can also look to see if any third party firmware exists for the router (e.g., at DD-WRT).

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Is it possible to turn my Wireless Router (etec PTI-845G) into a repeater??

Ive been googling it for ages but im getting unclear answers.

Does anyone know with any certainty??

(i dont mind changing firmware etc. as there is no warranty anyway)


A:Solved: Router -----> Repeater???

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Hi guys, hoping someone can help me with this,

basically, because of stupid distances between where the internet enters my house, and the girlfriend wanting to use wireless on her laptop in bed (lazy ) i have ran a LAN cable up the stairs and plugged a 2nd router, which is just operating as a switch in to the network to boost the signal, both routers have the same SSID and WPA key, and are set to broadcast on different channels so they dont interfere with each other, which works fine, the problem is basically this:

as i understand it, the PC should automatically connect to whichever one is strongest signal wise, and switch between them if the other one becomes stronger, or if one drops for whatever reason, to test this, i disconnected the secondary router, so far so good, there was no drop of connection it just defaulted to the one which was still on (the gateway), the problem is that when router number 2 was switched back on again, it doesnt switch back to it (even though its the stronger signal, as my desktop which im testing it on is actually sitting next to the 2nd router) yet the moment i disconnect, it finds the stronger signal and on reconnecting will connect to the router its meant to any idea why this is?

A:Using 2nd router as a Wireless repeater,

I believe this is because your computer will only search for a connection if the connection you're currently on stops. I.E. You disconnect, or it disconnects.

In other words, I don't believe that a standard setup will switch between signals when one becomes stronger than another. Once connected, it will stay connected unless it loses that signal. There may be a way to enable this but I don't know how.

I recommend that you create two shortcuts. One for each router. That way, you can switch between the two when you move throughout the house with your laptop.

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After trawling various help sites and reading pages of forum answers I realise that this is a very common problem. Nevertheless everything I try just doesn't seem to work so I'm hoping somebody may have the answer for me.
I have recently purchased a Wireless-N repeater which is now up and running and connects with both Ipad, iPhone and other laptops with ease. The problem is that I can't connect using my own PC. I'm using Windows Vista and the connection to the repeater seems fine, it just can't connect to the Internet. Every time I try and open a web page I receive the following message.
Error 105 (net:ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED) Unable to resolve the servers DNS address.

I've tried various solution but to no avail. I'd be very grateful if anybody has any suggestions and can talk me through it as its driving me bonkers!!

Many thanks

A:Wireless-N wifi repeater connection failure

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Guys got a problem. Hopefully one of you can point me in the right direction for a solution.

The problem is Mom's house and her Charter Internet, and the House layout. The cable TV/Internet comes into her house on the south side of the house, into the Sun Room.Which is to the right of the garage. So the Connection is smack dab in the middle of the end of the house.

To the north of moms desk, where the internet/cable tv comes in is the next room over is the Utility room with the Hot water heater, furnace and W/D for clothes. To the east of this and still north of the sun room is the kitchen and to the north of those, the bedrooms and back yard.

Now, Her Charter modem has wifi. It works great for the south end of the house. Deck, garage, yard, driveway. But anything past the Kitchen, is almost dead.

Is there something we can do to get a WIFI signal at the NW corner of the house which is the guest bedroom? Do I need a repeater or something? will I need to run any wiring, or anything like that? She wants wifi signal there to cover that part of the house and the back yard.

Any help appreciated..

A:Solved: Help, House needs a WIFI Extension or repeater?

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I would like to know the step by step to :

1) set up a repeater using an another router.

2) set up an alternate access point (with out Ethernet connection to it if possible using the routerlogin.net)

What are the major advantages and disadvantages of both.

My router is a Netgear N750 Dual Band Gigabit Router and the router I would like to use to boost the signal is the same model.

The problem is that the signal is not strong enough sometimes to use my Galaxy S4 on the other side of the house away from the router. And sometimes the signal does loose strength to my desktop using an internal wireless adapter for WiFi .

The desktop is not so much the issue but the phone is.

So, I thought I would try to increase the range of the router to cover the areas of the house that are receiving a week signal from the router.

Thanks for all your help.

A:Setting up a WiFi repeater or Access point

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I'm having trouble getting my wireless network (Belkin / N Wireless Router F5D8236-4v1) to reach the extremities of my home and was given a Netcomm N Extender (NP124).

I maintain Mac address filtering on the router (have entered the Mac address for the estender in the router).

Trouble is that when I try to set up the Netwcomm, it manages to do the site survey alright and comes up with the network SSID, encryption settings etc. I enter the passcode for the nework and fireup the auto connect and it fails with avery helpful (not) message telling me there is something wrong with my settings.
I've checked all he settings , tried manual connection instead of the "quick" connect but nothing works. It gives me a MAC address, tells me the network is found but won't connect because "something is wrong".

I've updated the firmware on both router and extender to no avail.

I wonder if anyone out there might be able to help.


A:Netcomm Repeater on a Belkin N Router

Try w/o encryption.

What does the Belkin router user guide say about "Repeater" or "Range Extender"? It may only work with particular (Belkin) devices.

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I bought a router/repeater. I have had programming issues. I contacted the mfgr, but they are in China (of course) & cannot set up a chat session for them to walk me thru this. I am NOT tech suavey & even have trouble locating area in my computer. I have followed their screen shots on what to do, but then loose my internet connection.....I NEED HELP!!!!

A:Router/Repeater programming issues

Please tell us the exact brand and model of this "router/repeater."

What kind of programming are you attempting? What issues have you had?

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I live in an apartment on the 2nd floor. The Router is on the 1st floor. So the WIFI signal is really low therefor its barely usable. The landlord gave me a WIFI Repeater to extend the connection/signal. But I cant place the repeater closer to my room because it needs to reach the router?s WIFI signal to be able to repeat it. Because of that it didn?t make much of a difference. So I have an old router and I tried connecting the router to the repeater using the Router to Router method via Ethernet cable. It worked for some time and then an error would pop up DNS cannot be found. Rebooting the old router helps but it?s not a permanent fix, because after awhile the error shows up again. At this point I tried twitching with the settings but no success. I tried searching to find a solution and I asked on some known tech forums as well but again I found nothing. Now I?m thinking of using a network switch to be able to have a LAN connection on my laptop and computer, because the repeater only has one LAN port. So will it work if I'll connect the repeater to a network switch via Ethernet cable? If it would, can I connect the switch to the old router via Ethernet cable?

I want to say thank you in Advance!

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Hi guys,

I seem to be having a hard time with a Buffalo WLA2-G54L Wireless router and the WLA2-G54C Buffalo Repeater. The router is connected to cable modem and runs fine. I'm using a laptop with Win XP with SP 2...system has no viruses or spyware..all drivers updated..I am able to connect to the wireless router and surf no problem, but when I walk outside in the garage, the signal drops off, so I decided to pick up the repeater...

I enabled the Bridge on the router and repeater and input the MAC address from the Repeater into the router and did the same for the repeater (MAC Address of router into Repeater), I also have the SSID different and channels different and no encryption (off). Rebooted both items after the changes and the laptop is able to see both the repeater and router SSID and I connect to the repeater SSID and can get a DHCP IP from the router, but cannot surf (page times out)..If I disconnect from repeater SSID and connect to the router SSID, I can surf no problem, but weak to no signal (in garage)

So, I thought maybe the SSID and channels needs to be the same, so I named SSID the same name and used channel 9 for both, now I only see one SSID and the signal will fluctuate between very low (router) and excellent (repeater), when I have a "very low" connection, I can surf, but if I move farther away and the signal switches to "excellent" which I'm guessing is the repeater, I can't surf anymore, but can release/renew IP??

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First off, thanks so much to all those who problem solve in these forums. What a fantastic service!

My problem is as follows: I have a good wifi router in my house that provides strong signals within its range. However, I have a fairly distant room that receives a much weaker signal, so I installed a Huawei WS320 repeater in that room.

This works well and provides a strong signal to android mobile phones in the room and an iMac. The problem is with a Presario CQ61 laptop. The laptop generally detects the repeaterís signal when itís booted up, but, after a short time Ė often no more than a couple of minutes Ė it will drop the repeaterís signal and then, after a minute or so, reconnect, sometimes back to the repeater, but more often to the much weaker signal from the more distant main router.

If I turn the repeater off and then on again and also disconnect and reconnect the laptop from the internet, it will usually pick up the repeaterís signal again and get a strong signal, but the whole disconnect/reconnect begins again after a short time.

Any help would be great.


A:Solved: Router repeater problem

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Hello everyone,

I've been researching this for about an hour trying to figure out the best way to do this.

I'm an EMT and I work 24 hour shifts. We have a station in a business complex and there is a restaurant across the street with free wifi. We can connect to it, but barely. We get low speed and frequent disconnects. They know we use it and they don't mind. We pretty much eat there daily anyway.

I had an old omni directional antenna laying around, and made a cantenna with it. What I want to do is buy a cheap router with two antennas and replace one of the antennas with the cantenna. That way I could use the cantenna to reach the free wifi, and the non-directional antenna to broadcast to our station.

Now, I also have an xbox in the station that I would like to connect to the same router through ethernet.

So, my question is, can I connect my xbox through ethernet to the same router I'm using as a repeater? Thats what I couldn't find info on. If I can't then I'll probably end up buying a xbox wireless dongle and hooking up my cantenna to it.


A:Use Router as Repeater Wireless and Wired

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Hi... Bought a TP-Link 108M router to use it as repeater along with my Utsracom (Type-II modem ) , trying to configure it... couldnt do it.. can anyone help me out pls........
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A:Help me to Configure a TP Link Router as Repeater.....

tell us what did you do when trying to configure it?

u got my pm,pls chck

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I have a new netgear MIMO adsl router (dg834pn) which has helped address most of the dead spots in my old brick built house. I now have a dg834g (wireless 4-port adsl) router going spare.

Can I hook up a length of RJ45 from the MIMO box to the old router and use the old one as a wireless repeater for the one area in the house the MIMO won't reach? If so how would I go about it? If it can't be done in plain english it's going to be beyond me!

thanks in advance

A:Can I use a spare wireless router as a repeater?

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I have a netgear WNR2000v3 router. My computer connects to the router fine, but today, my iphone no longer can connect to the router. It connects to the repeater fine (which is an old netgear router that I installed dd-wrt on and turned into a repeater), but not the main router. In the iphone settings, the router shows up with full strength, but all the IP Address and that is blank. I recently had trouble with my internet connection and the cable company reset my modem, but I have connected to the router on my phone since then, just not today. Do you have any idea why this might be happening?

ETA: I did finally get it connected by manually entering the name of the router. Is it possible that my router is limiting the number of devices connected to it? Because now that I have my phone connecting to that wifi, I'm unable to access a laptop computer through splashtop streamer, when I could reach it before I connected to the router with my phone.

A:Can connect to repeater, but not main router

ETA: I did finally get it connected by manually entering the name of the router. Is it possible that my router is limiting the number of devices connected to it? Because now that I have my phone connecting to that wifi, I'm unable to access a laptop computer through splashtop streamer, when I could reach it before I connected to the router with my phoneClick to expand...

it may be restricting numbers

do you have PC connected to the main router at all?
if so can we see an ipconfig /all
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automat... Read more

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I own a netgear wireless N rangemax which is my router. This replaced my Linksys WAG54G wireless router. I have spent hours trying to figure out whether I can use this as a repeater/bridge to boost the signal to the back part of my house.

The linksys manual is useless as obviously this wasnt what it was designed for. Any ideas?

A:Using a Linksys router as a repeater/bridge

You can't with the stock firmware. However, if you use DD-WRT firmware, it has that capability.

Personally, for the best performance, I'd run a wire between them and configure the secondary router as follows.
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Does anyone think this is possible, im having trouble getting a connection in my room, have an old wireless router sitting around thinking about doing some modding.

thanks guys

A:Turning a wireless router into a repeater?

If the router supports it, then yes. If not, then no. Simple
You may be able to use some custom firmware like OpenWRT to get WDS support.

In any case, WDS does not support WPA encryption so your repeated wireless network will be much less secure.

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i'm using a belkin router G and i have a Riger router (a stupid brand)....can i make a repeater using the Riger router?...

A:can i make a repeater with a different brand router?

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