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W-Fi range extender or second router in home?

Q: W-Fi range extender or second router in home?

Hi, I want to transfer the signal from one apartment to another. The range is 20m and between them is a thick wall. I've tried with 2 routers but the range wasn't as good as I expected. Now, I'm thinking of buying 2 extenders, one placed on the end of the one apartment and one placed at the entrance of the second apartment, will that do the job?

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A: W-Fi range extender or second router in home?

If you have already tried 2 routers and that did not seem to work for you; yes the next thing to try is 1 or 2 wi-fi extenders. That should work for you. My friend has one at their house and it seems to work pretty well for them as their house has thick walls as well and its hard for the wi fi signal to get to other parts of the house.

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My Setup:
Router: LinkSys EA8100
Range Extender: TP-Link RE580D

RE580D: EE:08:6B:E3:CB:0A
PC Connected to RE580D: EE:84:35:C0:9E:8C

The RE580D is connected to my PC via cable and has a wireless connection to my router EA8100.

Every 10 minutes or so the connection between them drops completely until I manually enter the RE580D dashboard and connect them back. I'm not too sure who is disconnecting from who. But here are the logs.

RE580D Dashboard Logs:
*Red: That's what the RE580D shows when it automatically disconnects
*Blue: That showed after i manually connected it back

EA8100 sysinfo.cgi:
The only relevant information I can find from that log is this
I have sectioned the parts with spaces. The only thing I can assume is that this is the error message "CmdExtStaRecUpdateRsp::ERROR::EventExtCmdResult.u4Status = 0x10003" whatever this means...

Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: Rcv Wcid(1) AddBAReq
Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: Start Seq = 00000003
Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: AP SETKEYS DONE - AKMMap=WPA2PSK, PairwiseCipher=AES, GroupCipher=AES, wcid=1 from EC:08:6B:81:9E:8E
Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: PTK:edf608acccc0df391b08d2b4a99f56364b1cdc4d0cdf84a80b1855dea2976d7f5e8cc524cf36558e9be1001468979b5638418bf803888796153d0cf9f52cba24
Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: CmdExtStaRecUpdateRsp::ERROR::EventEx... Read more

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This may sound like a stupid question, but can a wireless router be used as a range extender for a wireless network?

If say I have a wireless router in my office, but my network does not reach my living room, can I put a wireless router some where in the middle to extend the networks range? or do I have to spend the extra money for a range extender?

A:Use wireless router as range extender?

no, the router should act as a repeater or a switch/hub, so long as the extending router has a route from your original wireless router and a route to your living room it should be fine.

wireless router[1]<>wireless router[2]<>computer system

essentially, the extra router will have to be assigned an IP address, this could be static to make it easier

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I set up my wifi router Linkys WRT54GC (connected by cable to a PC) and Sitecom WL-130 range extender (for a laptop) about a year ago, and apart from the occasional IP conflict in the laptop it worked well. Recently, I attempted to definitively solve the IP problem. After resetting both router and range extender to the factory settings and reconfigurating them I was able to connect to the access point, but not the Internet – and I'm stuck at this point. I followed the set up guides to the letter but I just can't see what I'm doing wrong. Here are the router and range extender details:
WRT54GC router info:
Firmware version 1.00.7
Internet connection type – DHCP
IP Address -
Default Gateway -
Local IP address –
Subnet Mask –
Starting IP address –
MAC Address - 00:18:39:2c:63:6b
DHCP Server Setting – enabled
DDNS Service – disabled
MAC address clone – disabled
Mode – mixed (g+b)
SSID – linksys
Wireless Channel – 11
Wireless SSID broadcast – enabled
Wireless Security – WEP 64

WL-130 info:
Mode – Universal Repeater
Band – 2.4 GHz (B+G)
ESSID - SitecomAP
Channel NΊ – 11
WLAN MAC – 000000000000
Root AP SSID – linksys (using the site survey)
Security – WEP 64 (same encryption key as the router)
IP address –
Subnet Mask –
OS -Windows XP Home SP3
Thank you very much....

A:Range extender - wifi router problem

Can the main computer use the internet or is it just a problem with client computers ?

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I currently have a Belkin router and a Belkin range extender. I have the router downstairs and the extender upstairs. Right now the router operates as <SSID> and the extender is <SSID> Alt. I would like to use them both as <SSID>, and have them work together. For example, I use the Wifi downstairs on my laptop, I walk upstairs, and I don't have to change over to the other network. It would switch automatically to the stronger signal. I'm not sure whether this is possible or not, but this would be really nice. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Use a Router and a Range Extender as One Network

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I am in need of a range extender to boost my WiFi access abilities. I am finding our cell phones not working as well in one part of the house as the other.

I have a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router. This serves much of the home quite well actually. But it begins to fade when connecting from the great room.

I happen to already have an old Belkin Wireless G Range Extender/Access Point.

Is there a way for me to get the Belkin to receive and boost the signal strength from the Netgear router? Or, is this equipment proprietary to the point they will not work together? And if so, I assume I will need to pick up a Netgear range extender? Or, are there other options?

Thank you for considering to assist me.

A:Netgear Router to Belkin Wireless G Range Extender

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I read that the router has to have WDS bridging/repeating. Does anyone know if my router has that? I'm trying to increase the strength signal of the router or ps3 wireless card. The router has a range of 1k feet but the built in ps3 wireless keeps showing a weak signal.

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I live in an association that provides WiFi (802.11b/g/n). It works fine upstairs, but my PS3 is in the basement, and doesn't get a good enough connection to stream netflix.

So I see two options, and I'm wondering which is better. It seems both would cost under $80.

Option 1:
Get a Wireless Range Extender that supports 802.11b/g/n, and put in upstairs.

Option 2:
Get a Wireless Access point and plug it into a wireless router (which I already have one lying around).

Which option is the best, and would give the best connection speed to my PS3 in the basement?

A:Solved: Wireless Range Extender or Access Point with Router

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I need to extend a wireless network controlled by 802.11g Wireless DSL/Cable Gateway Router (F5D7230-4), will WRE54G from Linksys help?

Please advise.

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I recently installed a Hawking N range extender on my network to support a Roku that my husband got for Christmas. The Roku works great now, but my laptop sometimes connects to the main network (the way I always connected before the range extender) and sometimes to the range extender (which has the same network settings as the main router). Now I can only connect to the range extender. I have not changed any of the settings. The network pass key is the same for both. Why can't I connect directly to my original network. Both the range extender and the network name are listed in network connections.

A:Solved: Installed a range extender, now can only connect to the extender

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Should be easy!....
But I cannot get my NEW Netgear N600 router to communicate with a NEW Netgear WN 3000 RP extender.

The instructions say to press the WPS button on the extender then the WPS button on the router. No WPS button exists on the router!

The instructions also I can use any wireless network manager utility to set this up. Can't find where this is in Windows 7.

The I pad has found the NETGEAR_EXT address but won't connect. And the light on the extender does no indicate teh router is communicating with it.

Thought this process would be a simple plug and play, but...frustration!

A:Netgear N600 router & Netgear WN3000 range extender

You can see the button here pal ... Netgear call it "Push 'N' Connect"

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I currently have a TP-Link WR841N as my main wireless router( connects from the cable to modem to TP-Link). I get pretty good range with the TP-Link but the wireless signal doesn't cover my garage area.I was thinking about running a network cable to my garage and hooking up my Linksys WRT54G wireless router so that the wireless signal covers that area.
What do I need to do to set this up? Is it as easy as just plugging in my Linksys router to a network cable and then just being able to connect a laptop wirelessly? It would be great if I could just walk outside and as I moved toward the garage the laptop would just pick up the new routers wireless signal. But if that isn't possible or requires to much then I would be ok with having to just switch and reconnect to the Linksys router everytime I went to the garage.
Thanks for all your help.

A:How do I add another router to my home network to extend my wireless range?

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I have a Netgear RangeMax Cable Router but still can't get a signal in a particular room in the house. The router is in the attic, three floors up.

If I get ONE OF THESE, can I just sit it on the landing, half way down, and give it a go?

Obviously I'll need to set it up, but once that's done can it just sit there, completely separate from the router, plugged into the power supply, and increase the signal downstairs?


A:Range Extender

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Hi All
first time user and not IT savvy, have recently purchased a Belkin dual range wireless extender set it up all good my lap top died and so did my pass word. to connect my new lap top how do I reset extender to put in another password or is there an easy way

Thanks Russ

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A friend owns a small antique and collectors market in London and wants to provide wi-fi internet access to the various dealers who lease small shop units. The building was formerly a small cinema and is an odd but broadly U shaped design.

A BT Hub (a re-badged N compatible wi-fi modem router) has been installed at a mid point on the right hand side of the U. The shop units within an approximate 30 foot radius of the router can obtain a signal and access the internet so we know that it is working. Outside of that footprint (roughly at the bottom of the U and up the left hand side there is no signal from the router.

The solution has been to install an Edimax EW-7416 300m wi-fi range extender/access point at a mid point on the left hand side of the U. Now the units on the left hand side of the U can connect to the extender but can’t access the internet!

I figure there are two possible reasons for this:

1. The same signal strength problem that prevents direct connection to the router outside of an approximate 30 foot radius is also preventing the extender and the router communicating with each other wirelessly. I couldn't connect directly to the router while standing outside a unit on the left hand side of the U so to my mind it follows that the extender, which is located on that side of the building and which is just another wireless device, might also be having the same problem.

2. The extender has not been set up correctly to communicate with the router. I was a... Read more

A:Wi-Fi Range Extender Woes

Use of extenders are hit and miss and I consider them junk.

The only proper way to do what you're asking is to use a wireless controller along with lightweight APs spread around the facility based on best wireless coverage. Anything less is just crud.

I'm also assuming this friend has the appropriate service from BT to supply internet access in this manner to the renters.

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I am looking to extend my wireless coverage a little further in the house. I have a Netgear wireless modem through Comcast cable. I am not sure whether to go for a Linksys entender, Netgear plug in extender or try to get a high gain antenna. Any ideas?

A:Wireless range extender

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Hey Guys,

Hey I have been looking into a Range Extender for my Router because my Vista Machine and Windows 7 Desktop both receive Poor Signal at the End of the House and was wondering how and what Hardware I need to Install a Range Extender

Our Router is a Belkin I will give you the Full Details Later today

Also Another Question what Range Extenders are compatible

Many Thanks,

A:Adding a Range Extender

Are you sure you want an extender? They can cost a fair bit of money, so I'll give you the free alternatives first:

10 tips for improving your wireless network

^^It's really helpful and I have followed the steps that I haven't already done and I can see the speed differences already

^^Try putting some foil at the back of the router (between the router and the wall). This will reflect any signals that go that way - I'm assuming you don't have laptops in the walls

Apple - AirPort Express - Features - Internet Sharing

^^ A friend of mine does this, and he seems to like it but it does cost $100 (here's the ebay results: airport express items - Get great deals on Computing, Consumer Electronics items on eBay UK!)

Hope this helps Josh


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Hey guys,

I know I have posted before about this but my Connection has gotton worse and I would like to add a Range extender Wirelessly If I can't then the last resort is to use an Ethernet Cable

Please Help me as to what IP Address I need and as to How I make a connection between the 2 Routers

Any help would be appreciated

Many Thanks,

A:Adding a Range extender


I have tried this configuration, when I had a router without wireless & one with but no modem connected via a wired connection.

Set the gateway of the second router (Wireless & no modem in my case) to the IP address of the first router & leave the first one alone.

When you log-on wirelessly use the second router as your gateway & it will redirect correctly.

If you connect via a wire you still need to route in the same way i.e Connect to the second router & all will be well, otherwise you will need to change the gateway of your static IP addressing, if used.

I am not sure if there is an easier way of doing this but it worked for me!

I now have a range extender (connected via a wire to a new first router (second one removed & binned) as I updated the first router & that was easier to set up! All now on standard settings.

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Looking to enhance my wireless signal in my home. What is a good all around wireless extender that works well? I was looking at the Netgear WN3000RP. Thoughts and experience?

A:Wireless Range Extender

there's quite a few available - I tend to use the edimax range - but netgear would be fine
i tend to avoid these type of units, simply because they are restricted to a mains socket - wheres others with a mains cable give a little flexibility to move up or sideways from the mains socket to get a reasonable signal

but a few people here seem to have success with them , once setup correctly

i would install a wireless stumbler onto a PC and see what sort of signal strength you get at the point you are planning to use the extender , i would suggest a signal around the -60dBm would be required to get a robust signal to the extender from the router

use xirrus

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
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 install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

( the site now appears to require a business email, and does not allow webbased emails like gmail,hotm... Read more

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I have been Trying to add a Range extender so I can Get a better Signal Coverage accross my House,

Please Help me as to what I need to do with both of ther Routers to be able to connect them Wirelessly Last resort would be ethernet Connection but that can take some time

Any Help is appreciated,

If you want anymore Information then please ask

Many Thanks,

A:Adding a Range Extender

this tutorial may help.

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I have a tp-link range extender.
My basic modem-router is belkin.
I have bought this tp-link so that to give internet access to a dreambox 500s (connecting tp-link with dreambox using an ethernet cable).
The problem is that if the two laptops I have (they use wireless belkin for internet access) loose their connection they cannot reconnect again to the belkin wireless network (they get connection timeouts).
If the tplink starts first, the two laptops cannot connect to belkin network at all.
The tp-link model is TP-Link Wireless Extender/Bridge N 150Mbps TL-WA730RE
The belkin model is F7D2401 v1

Thank you.

A:Tp-Link range extender problem

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I have a Cisco Valet+ AP. I have added an Engenius Range extender, big house, (actually a B&B). The setup seems to have gone well (ranger extender linked to AP). Is there a way that I can verify that a PC in the big house away from the AP is actually connected to the Range Extender. Thanks.

A:Checking the access on my range extender

For a one time test unplug the Range Extender and see if the PC's connection drops.

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I'm trying to get a Hawking range extender (HWREG-1) to work with Vista. After I got the CD to complete and took the extender to another location, Vista says it is connected to a nework but it is an "unidentified network" and it has no connection to the internet. The wireless signal is good, i just can't get it to fully connect. I have tried to set the wireless settings for auto and manual. Neither work. Any ideas out there?

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I have a wireless internet range extender and my PC says "no internet" when connected to it, but when I connect my phone to the extender the internet works just fine. Like it connects to it but says "no internet access"

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Hi all just to ask , my wife has a laptop she uses in the back room , for some reason she loses wifi . would a range extender or a power line adapter work what do yall think would be best?

A:Power line or range extender

I was going to just suggest that you try changing the channel in your router and then found this:
7 Tips to Boost Wireless Speed, Range, and Reliability | Audioholics
It explains far better than I can!

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i have a linksys wre54g range extender. i got it set up per instructions and it worked fine for awhile but now the the "link" light goes from blue to red for a short time, then back to both blinking blue which blue is where they should constantly be. i have 3 pc's running win xp home, one the basestation wired to the router, other one is a wireless toshiba laptop with 802.11g in it and another pc with a wireless card installed. i called linksys and went thru the instructions and it worked for awhile now it's doing the same thing with the "link" red light keeps blinking then it goes to blue for a short time, then red again.the "activity" light stays blue all the time.
i unplugged it, then went thru the same proceedure i did when i talked to linksys and the red light keeps coming on and off. anyone know what to do?
thanks, Jim

A:linksys wireless range extender

Try setting it up using satic address for the all the PC's.

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I am trying to set up a network using D-Link: a DI624 router connected to a desktop/Verizon DSL modem, a DWLG880AP range extender, two DWLG650 PCI cards in two laptops. All three computers run Windows XP. When it is working the system works perfectly with excellent uploading and downloading speeds at each end. The problems is as follows. The laptops will only connect to the Internet (with MS Internet Explorer) after the range extender is unplugged for 10-15 seconds. They will remain connected as long as they are being used, but will disconnect after a time otherwise. The MS networking icons in the tray at the lower right state that the connection is "excellent" and the D-Link green bar graph icon shows that the signal strength is "good" to "excellent." Nevertheless, I can only connect the laptops to the internet after I have powered down the range extender for 10-15 seconds. Both laptops work without problem if moved close enough to the router. I have spoken with three different levels of tech support at D-Link, have all the latest firmware installed. I would be extremely grateful for any suggestions as to what I might do to be able merely to sit down at the laptop and have it connect.

A:D-Link range extender problem

What mode are you using for the extender: AP or Repeater?

Sounds like the router, the DWLG880AP, and the PC cards are all using the same wi-fi channel. This may account for the drops in connectivity. For instance, if the extender is powered down, is it possible that the PC's can detect a weak signal from the router? If this is the case, then when the AP is powered up, there may be a possibility that the two signals are interfering with one another.

When I used to install radio repeaters, (many moons ago), we alternated channels each hop to avoid just this kind of thing.

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My mother-in-law bought a WRE for the house since most of us are using wireless internet. I've come across a problem while trying to get the WRE "installed". I try to run the software on the cd linksys supplied and it gets to the point where it starts making "a site survey" (no idea what that means). It gets to 90%, then it says "site survey failed". Anyone know what the issue is and/or how to fix this?

A:Linksys Wireless Range Extender

What's a WIRE?

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windows 10 installed major updates this morning now I cannot get onto the internet via my range extender this has always been intermittent in the past but could get it to work eventually I have run the connection diagnostics and its telling me there are components missing and will not connect?

if I move rooms so that I am directly linked to the router instead of the extender everything works fine.

A:no internet via wifi range extender

Originally Posted by dave45

windows 10 installed major updates this morning now I cannot get onto the internet via my range extender this has always been intermittent in the past but could get it to work eventually I have run the connection diagnostics and its telling me there are components missing and will not connect?

if I move rooms so that I am directly linked to the router instead of the extender everything works fine.

Ran troubleshooting and did it lists what exactly was missing, if it works using the routers wifi without the extender then i would believe you found the issue being the extender since it has been intermittent in the past. Been issues here with WiFi extenders, doubt the Windows update caused it.

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I have just purchased a TP-Link Range Extender TL-WA850RE.

I find that my ProLink Router and the TP-Link does not support each others WPS. So I had to configure the Range Extender via the Ethernet Cable.

After the WIRELESS setting is done, I get the following message;


I wonder what I should do next?

A:TP-Link Range Extender TL-WA850RE

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I have a belkin range extender, and it drops the internet connection for a slight second, but regains it almost immediately; however, the drop is long enough to disconnect me from games. I found an online solution saying set the extender to static IP, but I can't figure out how to do this. Anyone have any other solutions, or any directions on how to set the IP to static? Thanks.

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Where is the best place to put a Range extender. My wireless router and wireless pc are about 30 feet apart, with two thin walls inbetweeen them. Should th eextender be closer to the router or the wireless pc? Any ideas?

A:Optimal Range Extender Position

Range extenders need to be within the field of the router. Then you make sure your laptop is within the range of the range extender. Think of the extender as a relay station and you can't replay from your laptop to the router if too far away.

At 30 feet I am wondering why you need an extender unless you have alot of interference from other devices.

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We reciently got Hughes Satellite (YEAH!) with the 9000 modem and I connected our existing network (2 xp and 2 win98 computers) and added wirelessly a Vista computer with a D-Link DIR-655 router/wireless access point for high speed internet. Everything works great , except there is a area where the signal can not reach for my laptop (metal roofs) so I purchased the Hawking Hwren1 range extender. After many hours with the Hawking Tech support and NO ONE knows what to do, one Tech had me return the Range Extender and get a new one. Here is the problem...We can connect to the Range Extender and get a great signal but no matter what we can not access the internet. I have also turned off all firewalls and Norton 360, still nothing. Can anyone help?? Thank you

A:D-link DIR-655 & Hwren1 range extender

FWIW, though I'm sure this isn't the answer you're looking for, I have very little use for wireless range extenders. The reason is the very one you face, it always seems that they're much too hard to get working properly.

Have you considered some hi-gain antennas for the router, which will improve the signal at the source? You could also run a wired connection closer to the problem area and use a WAP that is wired to the router. Finally, you might be able to relocate the router to a more central location.
Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain&#8482; 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&#... Read more

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I just got a new hawking N range extender to run on our network. My parents just got a new Internet Ready TV for the holidays but the wireless doesn't reach to their room. I ordered this range extender to boost the signal from our Linksys E2000 router.

I was having a hell of a time setting it up last night. I was hoping that I could have them both use the same SSID so they would basically be the same network with all of our laptops/iPhones/iPads seamlessly switching to the strongest signal. (Router is in basement, extender is on the main floor). Unfortunately just setting them up with the same name and WPA key doesn't work as easy as I thought it would. Last night my connections were timing out a lot....

So as of right now I have the extender set up as a different network name and it is working great. (router SSID = name, extender SSID = nameE) I just want to know if there is a way to make it work with the same SSID. I've been trying to research and have come across forums saying they need to have ALL the info the same (SSID, PassKey, Channel) and others saying the channels need to be different.

Does anyone know the correct answer and if this is even possible? Right now I left the extender setup with the default IP and made it static so I could access the web interface again because the CD installation that came with it is absolute garbage (you can't change the broadcast channel with it). I can get into the settings easily by using but I... Read more

A:Just installed a range extender on my network...


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It's getting close for me to start heading off to college and I have a wifi range extender for my room and am intending on bringing it to college. I know the wifi signal isn't best during college because all of the walls that it has to pass through. Would my wifi range-extender work in a college dorm as it does in my room where the wifi signal isnt the strongest?

A:Wifi range-extender question

Yes, it'll work...if you are allowed to have it, some schools prohibit the use of your own network gear. If the walls are thicker or made of concrete then the range will of course be affected. If you plan on using the dorm's wireless then they would likely have a system in place to offer complete coverage already.

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the city I work in offers free public wifi downtown, I have a very weak signal indoors (brick building), if I go out I can get a strong enough signal to connect to the internet. would a wireless range extender give me a better signal?

A:range extender for public wifi

I use a Hawkins amplified signal booster in our motorhome(has metal skin) when we are in a park with wifi and need a stronger signal. It is # HWU8DD - Hi-Gain&#8482; USB Wireless-G Dish Adapter It works very well.
You can find it at www.hawkingtech.com
Worth checking into anyway. It looks like a minature satellite dish. It attaches via USB

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Hi guys
I have a wi-fi range extender (netgear AC750) but I'm having a big issue with setting it up as I've TRIED using the guide by it will not connect with my router.
Can anybody help me out?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thank you.

A:Wi-fi range extender setup issue

how have you tried to connect to the router wireless
using WPS ?
or manually
here is the online PDF manual

what lights are on the device

how far away from the router is it - DO you know that its receiving a good quality wifi signal ?

have you connected a PC to the device and used a webbrowser to setup ?

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I have a desktop in a room that is not in the same room as my router. While I would love a true LAN connection, that is not possible. Currently I'm using a near extinct netgear wireless adapter. It connects/disconnects all the time, I've trouble shooted it for hours, changing channels, encryption, various router settings etc. to no avail. I have decided it is time to replace the POS and upgrade.

My question is, would it be better to buy a new wireless adapter, or go with a range extender? I have several wireless devices; however, range isn't a main issue. I was wondering if I would gain anything using the LAN connection from the extender. I do have a dual band n router. The range extender I was looking at does say dual band, but I think I read it can only use one frequency at a time. The two products I am looking at are linked below. I have a Linksys EA2700 router, and I also stream a lot of media from this desktop.

Extender: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124493

Adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124467

Let me know what you think, as I am trying to purchase this ASAP. Thanks in advance!

A:Wireless Adapter v. Range Extender

can we see an xirrus screen shot from the desktop - see below

I dont know those products - so cannot comment specifically on those

An alternative maybe to use homeplugs to connect the desktop to router via the home electrical system

The linksys router emulator and user guide is here

it looks like the linksys supports 2.4 and 5ghz simultaneously

xirrus will help with seeing the signal of both of those if enabled

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
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 install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

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I have a Belkin Wireless G Universal Range Extender (Model F5D7132). It has been working fine as a wireless access point plugged into my router with a long cable. But I now have a new router and want to use it instead as a range extender. (picking up a signal from my main wireless router and boosting it).
I have pressed the reset button on the back. Plugged the unit direct to the PC with an ethernet cable. Loaded the Belkin CD that came with it. But I get stuck on the set-up.

It seems I have to set an IP address. And enter a subnet mask. This plunges me into a bit of a fog. I have tried obvious things like and the subnet mask of (which I got from the black screen thing on windows (sorry, don't know the right term for that)). But the response I get is: Unable to save data.

Can you help?

A:Setting up a Belkin Range extender

That configuration is incorrect. A 192.168.x.y address should have a subnet of

If you got a 169.254.x.y address, then the would be correct.

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Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced wireless N range extender for a home network? I am using cable internet with over 20 mps but my wireless is weak.

A:Solved: Looking for a good wireless range extender

The Linksys Wireless Range Extender N300 Dual Band (RE1000) works well for my daughter. I have nothing with which to compare it, and it is not really stressed by her usage.

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I have a wireless router downstairs and I get a crappy signals upstairs. If i buy this I want to put this upstairs but does this have to be connected to the router? i have a D-Link router.

A:Belkin Wireless G Universal Range Extender

I re-read the post. The extender must be positioned to receive a good signal from the router AND from the upstairs computer when the extender is configured as a bridge/repeater. Positions of antennas affects performance (vertical, horizontal, inclined at angle). Wireless G seems to have good vertical range at our church (concrete, beams, girders, etc).

The d-link router must be capable of supporting WDS (repeaters/bridges) if the extender is used in that manner. In this configuration, all points use the same SSID and channel.

If the extender is used for its greater range, it can be cabled to the router. In this configuration a different channel is used and a different SSID can be chosen, as well.

I suggest that you experiment since a few of the newer routers support WDS but do not advertise so (at least that is a rumor from another board). Start simple - without encryption. (For Bridge/repeater - extender not cabled to router) :Configure to extender to the same ssid & channel as the router. Examine the status & logs for the router. See if the extender appears in the client table and/or logs. From the router side (computer connected to router), obtain the status page for the extender (based on the IP assigned in the client table).

From the extender side, a cable connection eliminates some of the guesswork. Otherwise, go for the home run - go wireless. Attempt to access the network and hope for the best.

Read the manuals. The extender will no... Read more

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my netgear wn2500rp range extender has a strong connection to netgear cable gateway cgd24g, and wireless devices get a strong signal from _2gext, but the password is rejected. i made sure extender used the same password as gateway. devices can access the gateway using that password, but the gateway signal is too weak where i need to be...hence the need for an extender. i even tried setting up the guest network feature, but had the same password problem. this extender model can only be set up wirelessly, so i am not able to use an ethernet cable to re-do the set up [which is what the idiot at netgear told me to do] can anyone help?

A:Solved: password not accepted by range extender

what security standard do you have your router set to ????
the router and the extender must be set to the same standard for the password to pass through to the router--
the extender must be able to run /accept WPA2 if that's what you have set

WPA2 is the most secure

is your router signal encrypted????
will the extender handle a encrypted signal--- for password

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I have two network connections at home. I have extended one using TP-LINK Extender. But I want to extend both simultaneously using only one extender.

I just want to know if such an extender is being marketed.

Best and regards,

Amarnath Wanchoo

A:Extending two wi-fi Networks simultaneously with one Range Extender

Originally Posted by junglee

I have two network connections at home. I have extended one using TP-LINK Extender. But I want to extend both simultaneously using only one extender.

I just want to know if such an extender is being marketed.

Best and regards,

Amarnath Wanchoo

AFAIK No such animal. !!

In any case cost of TWO extenders would probably be cheaper than such a device even if one did exist.
Another advantage of using TWO is you could make one the 5GHZ band and the other the 2.4 GHZ band.


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the other topics for this are closed.
so there is my contribution to this fine piece of hardware. ( no issues and works encrypted.)
i bought it on Amazon Aug 2010.

my house is too big. i retired and upscaled.

2700sq ft. conv. construction with brick outside, no concrete in side.

but my wife cant an access my wireless WRT54G

sig too weak and even with parabolic dish behind! fun they are...

i got a WRE54G repeater. all Linksys (cisco) must be....

Goal 1:
first you must get the upper blue light stay blue.

that says, unit has login'd and connect'd to your router above.
this is no passive repeater but will autologin on open wifi, which i never do.

mine is set up for WPA PSK + AES with a long passphrase.

next follow this plan.

especially page 2
the version 3 repeater has a special net cable that allows you to
connect you, directly to a lap top NIC or desk top nic.

nic = network interface car (ethernet)

first power on the repeater and do a long reset over 10secs.
then when LEDS settle , power off repeater.

you then must set your test PC nic card to , mask 255,255,255,0
using CP network applet. config pc, wireless off.

then connect the direct connect net cable between the laptop and repeater.

last power up the repeater
in your browser cruise to
the login screen comes up.
tab to USERNAME field,(un is blank , (null)
tab to pass word and ... Read more

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i purchased the belkin i described in the title of this post. It instructs me after connecting it to my pc that i should go to web page "http://belkin.range it comes up that there is no site for this address. I can't use this extender until i visit the web to set it up. Help

A:Belkin Dual wireless range extender

that does seem to be the full address

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I have used my extender at home with no problems but I took it with me on vacation to extend my signal as the house is very large. I reset to factory settings and my laptop sees the extender with no problem. When I try to connect to the extender all I get is limited connection. Someone told me it may be because I have firefox on my computer. Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Netgear WN3000RP range extender

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