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Setting up a WiFi repeater or Access point

Q: Setting up a WiFi repeater or Access point

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.

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My usb wifi adapter comes with both drivers and a utility. The utility switches the adapter from adhoc to access point. Problem is, the utility doesnt work with Vista, but the drivers do.
Is there any way I can set the usb adapter as an access point through Windows Zero Configuration?

A:Setting wifi adapter as access point

Nope, that's not a capability that WZC offers.

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I have a router at one end of our house. There are 2 computers (1 Mavericks Mac and 1 Vista PC) set up on this same end. At the extreme other end (only 60') there is a Mac connected to the router with an Ethernet cable. I want to strengthen the wireless signal at the other end of the house since I often use a Linux Mint netbook or an iPad mini at that end and the signal is very weak.

My router is a cheap Linksys WRT54G. The things I have found so far, are to add an access point or repeater or to move my router more to the center of the house, which would entail going under the house and doing some duck-walking which is doable, but not desirable. Usually very sore the next few days. A better router is also an option, but not sure if that would change my signal strength.

I'm wondering which system would be the best option for what I want, or is there something I haven't come across yet?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:repeater vs. access point vs. other

a repeater may be an option

quite a few are made , this will pick up the signal from the existing router and broadcast its own wireless signal and allows connection back to the original router

edimax are units i have used

another option is powerline - this connects at the router and also plugs into your mains - you can then plug the other powerline into a socket at the other end of the house - they also make units which will provide wireless

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Hi, I have an extra wireless router and I want to set it up in my room and connect my PC to it using wire. But I am not sure if I should be setting up an access point or repeater or it doesn't matter. Please let me know, thank you.

A:Access Point or Repeater

Hmm, I would use it as an AP. You need to configure this router as such:
- change LAN IP to one from your main router, say if main router is, change this one to 0.2
- disable DHCP
- configure the wireless with the same SSID/pass-phrase of main router (if it has wireless)
- connect a LAN port of main router to a LAN port of this one

Then connect your PC to another LAN port of the router with ethernet. If you have wireless devices they should auto-change to the best reception automatically. Windows and iPhone (to my knowledge) should auto-change, Android may need an app to accomplish this.

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Hi guys and gals!
Im in abit of trouble trying to setup a wireless network. Part of the problem is that I am many miles away and I've never setup a wifi-netork involving more than one device, that device being a router.

I've attached a jpg which should explain the basics of the problem. This is what I've done so far:

I connected the TL-WA901ND to the router(a Thomson tg787) located in the house, this router couldn't be used simply because the SSID and its password is locked, and we sometimes have people renting the bottom floor and we would prefer a better SSID and a changable password for the network. The first TL-WA901ND(will call this one TL1(AP) from now on, the other being TL2(RP)) is set to operate as Access Point, having a different SSID and password for the network, and it works great. However, when I try to set the other one, TL2(RP) to repeater mode, with the TL1(AP) and that SSID/MAC as "target", it doesn't seem to work. I've tried using bot the repeater mode and the universal repeater mode but none of them seem to do the job.
Is is possible to repeat the signal of an access point or does it have to be a router?
The SSID and the WPAkey of the repeater is set to the same as the access point, is that correct?
The access point is not the one handing out IP-addresses, the router is still acting as the DHCP-server, is that correct?
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A:Using a repeater to extend the signal of an Access Point, both a TP-Link TL-WA901ND

I've never set up a Repeater, so blind leading the blind may not help much.

Is is possible to repeat the signal of an access point or does it have to be a router?Click to expand...

Depends on the Repeater and Access Point. I didn't check the manual, but I would expect that two of the same device would play nice together.

The SSID and the WPAkey of the repeater is set to the same as the access point, is that correct?Click to expand...

To my surprise I learned recently that the Repeater (at least some of them) can broadcast a different SSID. But certainly you have to specify that of the Access Point in order to make the connection between them. I'd get it working w/o encryption first. In some cases you have to specify the MAC Address of the other device--again, I did not check the manual for your units.

The access point is not the one handing out IP-addresses, the router is still acting as the DHCP-server, is that correct?Click to expand...

Yes, definitely.

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ok i setup a mimo netgear router. all the settings are pretty much factor settings. but the range isn't good enough to reach one of the rooms in a huge house. so i bought the wpn802 access point because i know it has repeater mode. i spent 5 hours and could not get the damn thing to work. the closest i ever got was i was able to log into the router and under attached devices see the access point but no IP was being assigned to it. ive tried almost everything i can think of. the obvious: i made sure both units were on the same ip for instance router is and the repeater is or whatever and i also made sure both SSID matched. other than that there are not many other options in the access point you can change. does anyone have any experience with these things. all i want is for the access point to extend the range of the netgear mimo 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

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I was at a home today and connected to their private home network on a Surface Pro 4. This showed their network as Connected. However, the internet kept going to a local open BT network instead! I couldn't select this open network anywhere to exclude it. Thinking about it now, I should have disabled/reenabled Wifi first, and then tried a reboot after that. But otherwise, is there any hidden setting to ignore certain networks?

A:Using 'open' access Wifi point instead of connected private wifi.

Hello and welcome to the TenForums

If the home where you were had a BT hub then it most probably was offering both an open connection also known as BT Wifi or BT Fon and also a secured wifi connection which would have an SSID number with a BThub name with some random numbers and letters. It is possible that you connected to the open one and were then automatically directed to a BT broadband page on the internet to pay for use of the BT hotspot service that they provide via customers routers. See this article for more info: http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/d...fi-with-fon%3F

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Hi, I was wondering whether I can set my RaLink RT2560 in an access point mode so my PSP can access it to connect to the internet.


- Onboard NIC connected to internet (nForce 3)
- RaLink RT2560 Wireless lan card
- PSP firmware 3.72

I've found some threads about this on google but none have helped me so far (as they mention older PSP firmwares or the tutorials just don't damn work out after all)

I've tried ad-hoc and bridged the lan to wlan but nothing works. I need it to enable WMA and Flash on my PSP.

Thank you

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I recently updated my Inspiron 14" 5459 to the Windows 10 anniversary update, i noticed that when my wifi access point changes or wifi signal drops or turning off wifi, my laptop semi-freezes, you could still scroll with the mouse or track pad and select open tabs but that's all, clicking other icons and even the windows start menu does not work, if you wait for more than 5 minutes, everything goes back to normal. Waiting around for about 5 minutes is annoying so what I do is press ctrl alt delete and from there restart the laptop. my wifi adapter is updated to the most recent version and also both graphics card (intel hd 520 and amd radeon m335) is also updated to the latest version.  Any suggestion on how to resolve this issue?

A:after Windows 10 anniversary update, Inspiron 5459 freezes if wifi is turned off or wifi access point is changed, is there a solution to this problem?

Please confirm the wireless card from the device manger or the network control panel. Also please update the BIOS firmware to the latest version. The BIOS update should ideally be version v1.2.2. Also please try system out with  a LAN cable as well to confirm if is indeed caused by the wireless. Though this may not run a complete diagnostics on the network you can run a hardware diagnostics on the computer using the following steps

Shutdown the computer
Hold the 'Fn' key and turn on the computer
Let go of the 'Fn' key after 2 seconds

This is will initiate the H/w diagnostics. Please let us know if it completes or if  you run into any errors. If  you do run into any errors. 

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hi all i am really struggling here

i have a
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 297445 MB, Free - 124158 MB; D: Total - 7695 MB, Free - 1023 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Leonite2, 6.00, MS1C79R70101030
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

and am running a netgear super wireless ADSL router DG834GT for my wireless broadband, the signal in the opposite end of the house is pretty awful so have decided to get a Netgear 54 Mbps Wireless Access Point WG602 and aam going to place it in that blask spot wired via home plug ethernet plugs.

now my issue is that do intially set up the wireless access point the access point is supposed to be connected directly with the pc via the ethernet cable and then configured somehow. the problem is that when i do this i have to take out my working wired adsl modem to replace it with this one and when i try and log on to the page to configure it like the instructions suggest, i cannot do so
assumingly becasue it has no actual internet connection.

i am lost please please please can some one help me..

thanks in advance

A:setting up a wireless access point

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Hi after reading through various online guides about setting up a 2nd router as an access point i have a few questions. First things first i did attempt this before and it worked but after the wireless on my original router began to go out until it eventually broke. i don't know if the this is connected with setting up an access point. I realize now i did not set the routers on a different channel and the SSIDs were different. I have a new router from AT&T and i want to try again to set up an access point. my question is what should the settings in the 2nd router page be. Does the name of it and password need to be the same? And also is it possible that setting up this access point will break my original router?

Thanks in advance

A:Setting up 2nd router as access point

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I have a slightly confusing set up on my home network and can't figure out how to set up a wireless access point. Here is my setup:

I have an Apple airport extreme N set up in the main house. We also have a converted garage in the back yard that is barely within the range of the main router. I have an ethernet cable running from the router in the main house to the back house. I then have that plugged into a switch, which then feeds ethernet to several components. The wireless signal in the back house is very weak, which can be frustrating, so I wanted to set up a separate wireless network in the back. I have an Apple airport express that I am currently using to stream music to a home theater in the back house and would love to use that as a wireless access point. It is hooked up to the switch. I also have a Netgear N router that I could possible use as an access point as well. The problem that I am having is with IP address assignment. I would guess that this is because the main router assigns IP addresses and then the switch also assigns IP addresses. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Setting up a wireless access point

To use a wireless router as a WAP ...

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point 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. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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OK, I'm attempting to set up an access point for public internet access, but don't want the users to see the office computers.

AP: D-link DWL-2200AP (w/ most current firmware)
Office Router: Netgear FVS318v3
No server set up yet, just the router going to a few PCs

Netgear router ( is the dhcp server - 192.168.1.x [office computers are on this].
The AP DHCP ( to issue 192.168.100.x [public users].

I'm not 100% sure about the default gateway & DNS information I need to put in the AP. I've tried several settings, but none have gotten internet access to work.

Last settings I tried on the Dynamic Pool settings on the AP:
IP assigned from:
range of pool: 15

Right now, the AP will issue out the correct IP address of 192.168.100.x, but I cannot connect to the internet. nslookup says it can't find server. - which makes sense because it is a different IP set, right?

From a laptop, I can ping but not even though the address on the laptop got assigned If that's the case, then shouldn't the DNS work?
I have tried different address for the gateway and dns, but nothing has worked.

Am I just wasting my time here? I'm learning about this stuff as I go along, this is the first time I've tried anything with a different IP range together.



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Hey, I have a Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G Router F5D7231-4 and I wish to use it as an access point for my main desktop for my wireless network.

I have followed methods supplied by both Belkin and users and have had no success.

Instructions followed:

- Connect a computer to Belkin router using an ethernet cable.
- Reset the router to factory defaults. The reset button can be found at the botton of it. The reset procedure is given below
- Make sure the router is switched ON.
- Locate the reset button(inside a hole) at the back of the router.
- Use a paper clip, push the reset button and hold it for 30 seconds then release the reset button.
- Unplug the Power cable from back of the router and plug it back again and wait for another 30 seconds.
- Log on to router setup page by typing in the address bar of the browser.
- On the left under wireless click on the option Use as Access Point.
- Select Enable and specify the IP address as and subnet mask as and click on apply changes.
Every time the system crashes whilst applying the changes.

Any help would be appriciated.

A:Setting up a Belkin Router as an access point

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I've run into a bit of a wall setting up a wifi connection. What I want to set up is this:

cable modem >--(cable)--> primary computer >--(wireless)--> other computers and devices

So I need the primary computer (which is running on Vista) to act as a wireless access point. Here is how far we have got with this:

1. Bought and successfully installed drivers for a USB wireless adapter.
2. Successfully set up an adhoc network, and detected it using a second computer, a Nintendo Wii, and a Nintendo DS.
3. Changed IP address range on the router to 192.168.1.x
4. Completely and dramatically failed to share the primary computer's internet connection with the other connected devices.

The USB adapter came with some software, which we have installed (it says it is compatible with Vista), but when we try to run it it appears on the running processes list but there's no window for it, no icon in the system tray, and we can't work out how on earth we're supposed to use it without either of these.

The USB adapter is a Safecom SWMULZ-5400, and from all the information I can find about it it sounds like it is possible to use it as either a wireless access point or a receiver (and others seem to have successfully set it up as a wireless access point, though I noticed that somebody running WinXP SP2 was having the same issue with the software as us).
The software that came with this USB adapter is called ZDWLan.
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A:Solved: Setting up wireless access point

hi thanks for this post, i am having the same exact issue with the only difference that iam not managing to change through the zdwlan utility , the wireless zero configuration seems to always be taking over even though i have disabled it throught the services console, iam asked if i want to use zdwlan,i click yes but still nothing happens, i also repeated the steps mentioned in the link you gave me but still nothing happens, is there someone that can help me solve this issue please ?? thanks !!

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I want set up this LAN/WLAN at my home

Items i have
1 PC (wired NIC)
1 Notebook (wireless)
1 Nokia N80(wireles)
1 ADSL modem/router (AZTECH DSL605E) (1 Port)
1 Intel PRO/Wireless 5000 Access Point (1 Port)
8 port switch
Cable CAT5

all items above can make 1 networking or not or i need to add some
device, if YES can guys tell me how to do and setting the items and it work
with my notebook and N80 (wireless connection) and of couse PC

i hope you all can help me


A:Setting up networking/LAN + wireless access point

I can't help you with the Nokia N80 but if it connects via Wi-Fi then I assume it will be the same as the Notebook.

Connect the modem/router to the switch. To the uplink port if the switch has one. If it doesn't have an uplink port, and if neither the modem/router or switch are auto-sensing you have to use a CROSS-OVER ethernet cable.

Connect the wired PC and the access point to the switch. Connect the wireless PC to the access point via Wi-Fi.

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I live in the UK and use Sky as my ISP.

The wireless router they supply is OK as far as the internet side of things is concerned, but for a good wireless connection to my wife's laptop in the next room, it sucks.

I have a spare Netgear DG834N Wireless ADSL2 modem router and was going to use this instead of my Sky router in an effort to improve the wireless range. Unfortunately, Sky's T's & C's insist that using a different router to the one they supplied could result in my internet service being withdrawn.

In an effort to prevent people using a third-party router, Sky have encrypted theirs with a username and password (not the username and password used to logon for e-mail etc) that can be retrieved with a hack, but I prefer not to go down that route.

What I would like to do is use the Sky router to handle the internet side of things, and then use my Netgear router as a wireless access point to give us better wireless coverage around the house.

Is this possible and if so, how do I go about it?

A:Setting up a second router as a wireless access point

You could use your Router as a "Repeater" However Skys router may not support it

Multi Router Network - Configure


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Hopefully quite a simple question, although I may be wrong! I have a spare router, a D-Link DSL-2640R that I would like to set up as a wireless access point. The reason is, I am currently residing in student accommodation, where the only source for internet access is wired ethernet ports in the bedroom walls.

Obviously the standard setup of the router wont allow me to broadcast this connection wirelessly, as it requires a phone line, however I have been told a "Wireless Access Point" would allow me to connect with various devices (Xbox 360, Laptop, iPhone etc.) without switching ethernet cables around all the time.

I have been trying to make do with ICS on my Windows laptop, however this doesn't seem to work with Xbox Live.

I have a good knowledge of computing just fall short when it comes to networking. Any help or guides would be great.


A:[D-Link DSL-2640R] Setting up as Access Point?

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We recently purchased Dell latitude 100L laptops and Proxim Orinoco AP-700 access point. Of course the salesman said it would be easy to hook up. That we would just plug the access point into the network drop in the lab. I knew it would not be that easy but I really thought it would come with some type of instructions. Can anyone give me an idea of where to start?

A:Need help setting up Dell Wireless lab with Orinoco AP-700 access point.

Did the device come with any documentation whatsoever. If not, I would get that salesman back in there.

ru12by said:

We recently purchased Dell latitude 100L laptops and Proxim Orinoco AP-700 access point. Of course the salesman said it would be easy to hook up. That we would just plug the access point into the network drop in the lab. I knew it would not be that easy but I really thought it would come with some type of instructions. Can anyone give me an idea of where to start?
Thanks!Click to expand...

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i just bought an access point to work with my router. i have done all setup within AP and router.

here is diagram of the setup

both router and access point seems work well

here is the settings
- using Client mode with WDS enabled
- both access point and router security has set to WPA2-PSK , AES
- router is on DHCP
- AP is on static IP

- i can connect to both devices admin panel via PC (which connected to router in wireless mode)
- i cannot connect to AP admin panel if i put PC in front of AP via LAN

the problem is i cannot find NAS or any PC (which connected to the router in wireless mode) through my media player or even PC (connected front of AP via LAN)

am i doing something wrong within the setup? how to connect with my NAS?

thanks a lot for any help here

A:setting up access point and wireless bridge problem

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My son is using the above access point on his laptop.

He wants to make the connection secure by having a password that you must enter in order to access it. How does he set up this password? Looked at the user manual; see the screens but don't know how to get to the screen.

Please help!!!

A:Netgear N150 Access Point WN604 setting up a password

Hello NJMom

Try to access the router by using the ip address of the router to see if you can access it. to find the IP address do the following:
Click Start -> Run and type in cmd. This will open the command prompt. Enter "ipconfig" (without the quotes). The value defined for "Default gateway" is your routers ip address.

Enter this into the address bar in a browser and see if it accesses the router.

Alternativly try the manuals recommendation and go to http://www.routerlogin.net although I have never seen this method before to access a router
(Manual: ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/WNR1000_SM_WW_23Jan09.pdf)

From inside the router you should be able to find the wireless settings where it should have security options available.

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I just moved into an apartment that has a WiFi connection already set up for the complex, but I have a few devices that don't have wireless cards in them. I was hoping to take my router and turn it into an access point for internet connections but I need some help in doing so. I have a D-Link router; any tips would be really helpful.

A:WiFi Access Point help

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Let me begin by stating that I have only a basic understanding of how networks work. I have setup small home/office networks that used linksys routers and adapters that hooked up to DSL and also one that was strictly for file and printer sharing - but other than that, I am a newb...so please be extremely specific in your answers - I greatly appreciate your help and expertise!

The questions is: What is the best way (and HOW) do I setup the following request...

Here is the situation:
I was asked by a coworker to setup a printer in his office that he could access with several laptops wirelessly. The printer does not have built-in wifi, but all of the laptops already have network adapter cards (we bought a netgear WGR614 wireless router to use as an access point {?} to accomplish this). Our office internet is primarily wireless, but there is one internet port in the wall in his office if needed. I am wanting to hook the printer up to the existing wireless network so that he can be on the internet and print at the same time. How can I accomplish this easily?

As for the existing network, here is how it is setup - It appears as though it is Verizon DSL. Connected to the wall is the modem, which is a regular small looking plastic modem that I've seen come with cheap residential plans. Connected to that appears to be some type of relay, or hub. Then that is connected to what looked like a Linksys WRT54G wireless router.

Will any of this work:

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A:Solved: Setting up an Access Point (to connect to a printer) on a Wireless Network

If the printer is a network printer, and that wired connection in the office is connected to the same router as the wireless machines, you just need to plug it into that RJ45 jack and configure it.

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win 7 pro
I have an old Internet Gateway - with access point
Thomson TG585 v7 , b/g WiFi + Ethernet 100Mbps

I have installed XAMPP local server

WLAN IP 192.168.10.X worked in the past i think - access XAMPP WEB PAGES - from mobiles wireless devices, but now not work...
I have to have two IPs one for access point WiFi WLAN and one for LAN Ethernet?
Although my mobile devices get WiFi i have only one connection - access point not shown in Network Connections win 7... ONLY GIGABIT ETHERNET SHOWN But as said mobile devices get online without problem.

how access XAMPP files from Mobile Devices on WLAN? this works in pc but not on mobile

A:I have to have two IPs one for access point WiFi WLAN and one for LAN

I think prior 1mo or so i could access from mobile... via WLAN.

Find your computer's IP address - Windows Help



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I am using a tplink access point which blocks only 32 mac addresses. I want an access point which blocks more mac addresses like 75-100. Can someone suggest a model please.

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A simple question really, if i were to buy a wifi bridge, could i plug it into the internet port on a router to provide that router with internet access?

I have a media centre, connected to a router that does not have internet access, a nas server is also connected to this router. Howevere, connecting a usb wifi dongle to the media pc to acces another router in the house with internet access does not work because there are two connections and it only like 1.

If i connect an ethernet cable from router to router, it works, but i cant have a wire all around the house, so could i plug a bridge into it instead?

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I think I know what I want, but I just wanted to check before I splashed the cash and made the wrong choice!

I have a Humax Freesat recorder and a Panasonic Blu-Ray player. Both of which have services that need internet access, but neither are WIFI enabled & are the wrong side of the room to be connected via cabled ethernet.

I believe that what I need is to wireless access point? I'd like one with a built in switch as well, as most seem to only come with only one port. The one I found has four, which would be useful as I could replace the poor wireless Xbox 360 dongle.

The one I was looking at was http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004JV42A0/sr=1-1/qid=1325091993/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1325091993&sr=1-1&seller=. This seems very cheap.

Can anyone tell me if this will do what I want & whether there is anything better without spending a fortune?

Many thanks in advance

A:WIFI Network Access Point with Switch

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So, I live in my parents' basement, and I'm positioned at the very front of the house down here. The router (a Linksys WRT54GL, stock firmware) is down here with me right on my desk along with the cable modem and moving them is not an option. I need the simplest solution possible, perhaps something I can put upstairs on the main floor.

My parents have a gazebo out in the back as shown below and they like to take their laptop out there and even though it functions, they say that the signal is just barely strong enough and so it reduces the performance noticeably as compared to being in the house (roughly where that chimney is, but on the main floor). I can see that because I'm literally at the front of the house in the basement (as close to the front as you can get, right about in the center and I'm facing West and so the router is right up against the wall). So, the router is as far away from the gazebo as is possible, outside of putting it in the front yard or something.

So as you can see, it's not exactly close! So do they need a WiFi extender, an access point, or should I get a better router? What's the best option without costing too much money?

Additionally, I don't know what's good or bad on the market, and so I need your help with that as well. I'd like to get them the best unit possible whatever that may be (extender, access point, or router) so that it does an excellent job and can keep working for as many years to come as possibl... Read more

A:Should I get a WiFi extender, an access point, or a better router?

TwoCables, I'm not ignoring you, I just have little experience with that issue. Maybe this article can give you some ideas.

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I have got this new Lenovo Flex 2 Pro-15 computer a month ago, but I have never got internet on it in my room. My room is 7-8 meters from the access point, and the signal is very weak or not existing. My Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini have a strong signal, if it lays just next to the computer. The computer has fine signal, if it is only 3-4 meters from the access point.

I sent the computer for a repair, and they changed the WLan card, but it did not help. What to do? I think I have installed the correct driver.

- Peter

A:WiFi does not work 7-8 meters from access point

What wireless adapter does it have? What make/model access point? What band are you connecting with, 2.4 or 5 GHz?

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I happened to be using another PC today and went to connect to wifi. I noticed there was an access point that was DIRECT-XXname of my computer-XXX. where the Xs were some capital letters.

I didn't set this up and I've hunted on the internet for it. It does not appear to be the standard Windows set up an access point because a) it isn't turned on and b) if it was, the wifi name would be different.

The only thing I "might" have done today to do this was share a printer over bluetooth or wifi. I didn't mean to do this and I deleted it. Could that be it? That said, it appeared in the wifi list again briefly but that could have been a refresh issue.

I've never seen this before today and I have not noticed it when I've been connecting devices to our wifi.

As I've spent about 40 mins unsuccessfully trying to look this up, so any info, help or advice would be great.

Also, I have run a full virus scan and it's clean. Plus I have found the wifi name in the registry under profiles and unmanaged. But no other links.


A:Strange wifi access point in Windows 10

If you turn your printer off does the wireless network disappear? Sounds like direct print option that many printers have. If so then you can disable it from the printer menus or printer's web interface.

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to read, and potentially help with this! Appreciated

Anywho, I have an old Desktop that does not have WiFi, only allows Ethernet connection. I also have this old Access Point (might be even obsolete, from GIGABYTE) and a WiFi router.

I've been trying to find out - is there a way to use Access Point to receive wifi signal from Router, and send it to my Desktop via Ethernet?

I just got a USB WiFi dongle, but it broke, so I'm in desperate need of a quick work-around with what I currently have available.

A:Help Configuring Access Point to Receive WiFi

what is the model number of the access point?

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Hello, I have a HP Pavillion x360 i3 2 in 1 laptop. I am having problems with the wifi staying connected, and when the laptop is connected to wifi the internet speeds are slow. The speeds are slow as in I cannot stream videos on youtube without constant pausing, and even downloading something as simple as google chrome takes much longer than it is supposed to. In my house there are plenty of other devices that are connected including my old laptop, which, has no problems downloading/streaming and iphones, and an ipad. All of the other devices except my new HP laptop has no problem streaming and downloading. The laptop is extremely new;less than a week old. I have tried updating the network driver, resetting the network driver, and disconnecting then reconnecting the wifi; yet the problem keeps occuring. I do have MacAfee so I guess that could pose a problem, but I am unsure. The adapter I use is a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565, with internet provided by COMCAST. It could be an adapter problem, but because of the other devices working fine I do not think that the problem is from the adapter. Also, the OS is Windows 8.1

Thank you for your time and help

A:HP Pavillion wifi access point problems

How does it perform connected by LAN (Cat5/6) cable?

And welcome to the forum!

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hi ya

I have a cheapo ADSL wireliess router (54mbps) in the front of my shop and I want to increase the wireless signal I recieve in the office in the back of the shop. The signal is strong but the connection speed drops as low as 20mbps, also I have a desktop with no wifi card in the same room which I need to connect to the network.
My aim is to get the very best connection speeds between the two rooms without cables. I was thinking that if I got a draft N router and access point then the shop front and office would have a very strong connection allowing me to connect multiple machines via ethernet cables in each room and at the same time increasing my wifi signal in the office. This way I wouldnt need to buy another wifi card and would get better signal for my laptop

I dont know if I am completly off track and would better off getting a good router a range booster and installing wifi cards when needed.

if anyone could give me some help with this and also what routers/access points you would reccomend would be great

many thanks


A:Increasing wifi signal using access point

N will give 300mbp (realtime is 240 to 270mbps) of data in / data out
Range is greater than G but just to let you know your range my vary due to interference in your shop.
2.4GHz cordless phones
Some lighting systems
Microwave devices
But the Draft-N clears up some but not much again depends on what's you have in the shop. Place the wireless router higher away from other electronic devices. Wireless access point can be use but if you want to go without wires then you need one that can do WDS. That WDS taps into the wireless signal that you presently is transmitting in your store.

Another issues you have one of those all-in-one modems that have wireless router feature. They tend to be slower than just using ADSL modem and a wireless router combination. Cable Modem from the Cable company is much faster, but you'll have to be able to get cable business customer plan. But in any case what you have reported is normal 54mbps can range from 24, 48, 54mbps. So for you N would do a better jobs.

DIR-655 ($89 to $129) Xtreme N Wireless Router
DAP-1522 ($99 and up) wireless access point Xtreme N Duo 2.4GHz/5.0GHz wireless
DAP-1555 (new) more for high def media

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Hello, and thanks very much in advance for any help you can offer. I am having wifi issues with a Netgear access point. I replaced the old access point thinking the hardware was the issue, problem has persisted. All devices (six Samsung android tablets and an iPhone) drop the wifi network, rebooting access point allows all devices to connect again. This has to be something simple but the solution is evading me. I'm using a Netgear WNDAP350, same exact model as the old unit. The access point has a static IP (.239) which is well above the DHCP pool which I believe ends at .51 (we are the US branch of a German company and our network admin is based in Germany).

Having the same symptoms with two identical access points in a row makes me think this is a network issue of some kind. The new access point is in a new location in the building, so new wall jack which the runs to a new port in the switch etc. (so the entire path back to the gateway router is different than it was for the old access point), and I used a brand new patch cable to connect it to the wall. It's crapped out on me at least three times today throughout the day. I reboot it and it works fine again. When the tablets we are using all drop the network at once they all keep trying to reconnect and they all fail to obtain an IP address. I have three diagnostic apps installed in one of the tablets now (WiFi Fixer, Net Analyzer and PingTools), so I can provide additional info as needed. Everything is currently... Read more

A:WiFi issues with Netgear access point


Would it be possible for you to obtain a network map with all of your infrastructure? That would be very useful in assisting you.

What is the distance between this access point and the C.O. / Server closet? Does this happen on all of your access points or just this one? Have you attempted to use another access point's Ethernet-run on this access point?

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Hey guys,

There is a difficulty i am facing recently in my girlfriend's house only(in all other places it works fine).
I have recently established a WiFi connection for her to use on her phone. It worked great the first day. It continues to work perfect on her mobile. On my net book, though, i can not see WiFi access point in her house.

It appears randomly for several minutes, i try to connect, it does not want to and then the access point disappears for some uncertain period of time. From time to time it appears and works fine from than on but disappears again if computer goes to sleeping mode...

Do you have any ideas what could it be?


A:Solved: Enable to see WiFi access point

guys, anybody. please have a look. this is serious for me. thanks....

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I am having problems accessing the internet via a pay for service wifi connection (One Zone). I am located in an area with multiple encripted and unencripted networks. I can get to one free network, but cannot use my cellphone from there. I was able to log onto, sign up, and use the pay for service once. The next time after rebooting I could not. I called technical support for One Zone and was told to remove Internet Explorer from the list of applicaitons in my Mcafee firewall. This worked once, but then failed the next time I rebooted, and has not worked when I tried it again.

Next I tried the suggestion to use the commands:
For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

This worked once, and then not again.

I uninstalled the Mcafee firewall - but this did not help.

Finally, I updated the driver for the WIFI card, and for the ThinkVantage software used to access the network on the IBM Thinkpad T60.

Throughout this exercise I was able to acceess the free WIFI access point dLink.

When I try to access OneZone I am told that the signal strength is excellent and that I am connected. I am assigned an IP address. I can ping the IP address, but not the associated gateway address. When I look at the status I see IP addresses, indications that I am connected, a lot of packets going out, and no packets going in.

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A:Selectively unable to connect to WIFI access point

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I'm confused. Here's the scenario. It's small office with a wireless network. They just installed a computer downstairs with one of those giant printer, scanner copier things.

I want to connect the printer to the existing network. The computer has a wireless card but the printer doesn't have wireless capabilities and needs to be plugged in via an ethernet cable. They want to be able to print to that printer from upstairs.

Should I get a wireless router and plug the printer into that or should I get an access point? Can you plug the printer into the access point? OR, should I get a wireless print server and plug the printer into one of the ethernet ports?


A:Solved: wifi router, access point or print server?

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I've had spotty luck connecting to my iPhone via Wifi to gain internet access over LTE. In the midst of troulbeshooting, I once hit 'forget' this network instead of disconnect, and had to go through all sorts of hoops and a registry hack to get it to appear back in the list of available networks.  Still it's not very predictable.  I turn on my LTE Personal Hotspot on my iPhone and then go hunting for it on my Thinkpad 370, and the solution doesn't ever seem to be the same thing twice: 1) Turn Wi-Fi on/off2) Show available networks from setttings (many times)3) Reboot4) Change power settings on Wi-Fi Adapter5) Fiddle in control panel6) Show available networks again and again, sometimes this causes the iPhone to show up at the top of the list of hot spots nearby.7) Go to network status, sometimes the iPhone just shows up under status and connects. It's really just unpredictable I'm afraid.  I don't have it paired as a bluetooth device, so there's not that complication I'm afraid. Has anyone seen this odd behavior and is there a known good process to make it work correctly?  Similar to my post on my bluetooth headphones in the same forum, I'm really just looking for a consistent experience. Thanks in advance for any sage advice.  

2000 T61 ? ten years of various terrible Dell & HP work laptops - 2014 MacBook Pro 13.3 - 2015 HP 800G1 (just a train wreck) - 2017 Yoga 370 ? 2018 T560

A:WiFi Access Point on iPhone via LTE, once forgotten, now flaky to connect

I'll start with stating that I don't think this has anything to do with your issue, so FWIW:
I had strange wifi problems with my pre-production 370 with some access points.  I don't recall seeing exactly what you describe, but certainly had inconsistent behavior.
The "fix" in my case was fiddling with the channel width settings for the card via device manager.  I've since swapped in an Intel 8260NGW and haven't seen the same behavior.  There have also been a ton of updates since then too so it's possible that whatever was going on would have been resolved by now anyway.

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Have a Lost ipad on our wireless network.. 50+ wifi access points.. and thousands of wifi devices connected to them..

nmap the lost device but not showing what access point its connected too.

can ping the device.

tracert shows my computer directly to lost device. will not trace thru which access point.

i can see wireless controller ip and all wifi access points.. but cannot trace the lost device.

can ping the device and see it.. shows up in my inventory just needing a way to trace route or nmap it to see where at in the building its connected tooo. so can narrow down the access point..

A:Find lost wifi device & which Access point its connected to

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Hi all,
Pulling my hair out at the Inspiron 11 machine type 3137.  We've had it for about two years and it has never connected to our home router at a range greater than about ten feet from the access point.
The problem started when we first took it out of the box, then running Windows 8, later 8.1, now Windows 10.  All the OS upgrades have neither made the problem better nor worse.
Router is a Linksys E2500, in other words, name-brand stuff.  4 other machines in the house work all over the house and can connect to the router from anywhere in the house.
The driver is the latest version, and we have ruled out problems with firewall settings.  We can ping any network service, but no luck on HTTP, POP3/SMTP, etc. protocols.
For the past two years my wife has solved the problem by sitting within 10 feet from the access point, but that's not what we paid for and not what we expect from Dell.  Any ideas?  Anyone had a similar issue?
Kevin B

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Similarly to I'm having issues when WiFi is on, a few key differences though

I'm using BIOS 1.4.13
USB C is unstable
USB type A on the right hand side (the one with powershare) is unstable in USB 3 mode
Both USB type A ports are stable in USB 2 mode
the left hand side USB type A port is absolutely fine even in USB3 mode
It's particularly unstable if the wifi is in Access Point (hotspot) mode, even if I set the tx power very low (like 10dBm)

By "unstable" I mean that the USB 3 Realtek GbE found on the DA200 is going up and down all the time, same for the "plugable" USB3 GbE (ASIX AX88179).
Is there any solution to this problem?

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I'm having problems setting up a repeater in a corner of my home where the signal is a bit weak. This is my current setup

1. Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Home Gateway WAG200G
2. Siemens Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108

Firmware all updated

Specific setup:
The linksys router is setup to connect to adsl, DHCP server set at and IP addresses to give out from to
DNS and default gateway are left blank.
All clients that connect to the linksys router obtain an IP address within the above range and DNS as per the dsl connection
-SSID = linksys
-Channel = 11

I am not sure how to setup the siemens repeater. This is what I tried.
- SSID and Channel = linksys & 11 (same as the wireless router)
- Local network settings of the repeater:
IP address = obtain automatically

that didn't work, connecting to the repeater gives me limited connectivity error. I tried manually configuring the client pc connecting to the repeater to an IP address from within the network range, but that didn't work either (can't connect to repeater nor internet)

Then I tried manually configuring the network address of the repeater. I gave it an IP of Tried to connect to repeater with automatic and then with manual IP, both didn't work.

So I figured im doing something wrong. Please help

Note: i don't have any security settings enabled.

A:Setting up a Repeater

From reading threads here I know that you are not the first person to have trouble getting wireless repeaters to work, especially when they are a different brand than the router.

There's not much I know to help you, but certainly suggest that you move the repeater to where the signal is strong until you get it set up--then if it loses signal when you move it where you want it you'll know why.

Also, don't know if this applies, but I think sometimes you need to tell the router the MAC address of any repeaters (extenders) or wireless bridges; or at least tell it that it's OK for that kind of device to connect.

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Hi i have an old vmg 3312 zyxel router which i want to use as repeater for my new infinity 401 router
May you guys please help with step by step way to set it up

Thanx in advance

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Hello im wondering how to set up a repeater.
I have a EDIMAX EW-7209 APg
It is a universal repeater. I have set it up it says connected and all but i dont see a improvement in the signal so is it wrong?
I wanna boost my signal pls help. I have been looking for months how to get it right.....

A:Setting up a repeater

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.

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Hi guys. My parents have a largeish house and their wireless router is at one end, their living room in another. They barely get signal in the living room (understandable). Dad bought a Netis WF-2404 4-in-one for the "repeater" feature. Their existing router is a Linksys WRT160nV2. I spent several hours this morning trying to get them to play nice with each other, but nothing doing. I tried following Netis' instructions and struck out, tried fiddling with this and that, nothing.

Can someone break it down for me, explaining how to get this setup going?

A:Solved: Setting up a repeater

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