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Q: Configuring a WiFi repeater

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide

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A: Configuring a WiFi repeater

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

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

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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'm trying to configure mine as a wireless repeater, but to no avail. Here's what I've done so far:
disabled WPS
changed my router's IP to 192.168.0.2 (because the source router's IP is 192.168.0.1)
rebooted the router
enabled WDS, found the network I want to repeat using the Survey feature, then filled in the WPA2 password.
enabled WPA2 security on my own repeated network, using the same authentication type and password as the original
rebooted the router

My router complains that "WAN port is unplugged", and it doesn't get a WAN IP or incoming packets, which probably means it's expecting the internet signal to come from the WAN port rather than the wireless network I set up, right? How can I force the router to connect to the network?

Also, should both routers be in the same subnet? I've tried with different subnets but nothing changes.

The source router is a D-Link DIR-600 if that helps at all.
 

A:Solved: Configuring TP-LINK WR841ND as repeater

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I have purchased 2 identical Netgear WNR2000 v3 routers, in order to build an extended wifi network in a very spread out office.

I have the first one configured as 'base', with the mac address of the repeater input;
I have the 2nd one configured as 'repeater', with the mac address of the base input

I can access the internet just fine now from either netgear unit, if I connect via ethernet port.

However if I unplug the network cable and attempt to connect to either unit wirelessly, I do not get an IP address and I get no internet access.

What am I doing wrong? The whole idea here was to build a wider wireless network....
 

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

A:Wifi Repeater

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

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

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

A:wifi repeater

https://community.ui.com/questions/How-to-extend-AirCube/52b908bf-bdf4-4259-914e-1c7cbac180cd

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

A:wifi repeater or bridge

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your assistance!
 

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

A:Homegroup and a wifi repeater

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

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

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

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

can this be done? thanks
 

A:outdoor wifi repeater?

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hi,

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

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

see you Xyne

A:Virtual WiFi Repeater

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

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

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

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

Fire away!
 

A:WiFi Router X 2 = Repeater?

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Hey everyone.

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

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

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

Cheers for any advice.

A:Suggested WiFi Repeater?

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

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Hey all,

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

Can that be done easily?

A:PCI WIFI card as repeater?

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

I promise you it is much easier to buy a wireless ap/bridge for around $50-100 US. I have the D-Link DAP-1522 and it works like a beastly charm as both a repeater or a bridge. I currently use it in bridge mode for my Sony BD player and DiSH Network HD box (to pull guide info faster, etc). I can manage its settings via its ip (mine is 192.168.0.50).

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I have 2 routers
wifi-router1 ( its a wifi router with adsl2+ modem)
IP: 192.168.1.1
SSID: TPLink
wifi-router2 (its working in repeater mode)
IP: 192.168.1.50
SSID: Tenda

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

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

LongLive JohnWill
 

A:Wifi Repeater correct settings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Repeater for Wifi IP cameras to Router

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

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

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

-- Larry

A:Channel selection for wifi repeater

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

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I would like to know the step by step to :

1) set up a repeater using an another router.

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

What are the major advantages and disadvantages of both.

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

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

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

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

Thanks for all your help.
 

A:Setting up a WiFi repeater or Access point

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

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

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

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

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

Any help appreciated..
 

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

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

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

Many thanks
 

A:Wireless-N wifi repeater connection failure

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

My PC's configuration is as follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1974 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39997 MB, Free - 10423 MB; D: Total - 74465 MB, Free - 17354 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03C6YH
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled
 

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

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Hello,
We have a Belkin N router upstairs in the house....I have never had good reception downstairs in the basement, almost non-existent. I ended up buying a Diamond WiFi Repeater, and at first we had no troubles....computers downstairs and my iPhone were able to finally get strong signals down in the basement. Then something happened, and I'm not sure if it's due to two of the 4 computers getting Windows 7 or not. But now the two computers with Windows 7 constantly give IP Address Conflict errors and/or won't connect to the internet. The two Windows XP computers downstairs connected via WiFi have no issues, and my iphone has no issues. I know it's the Diamond Repeater because if I fire up the Windows 7 desktop (connected to the router via cable), it won't connect....as soon as I unplug the repeater, I am able to connect again. Now if I plug the repeater back in after the Windows 7 computers are connected to the internet, then it doesn't seem to have an issue, until the next time I try to start the computer fresh with the repeater already plugged in.

I have emailed Diamond about this, and my response back was as follows, and of course they didn't tell me how to do any of this:
"If your repeater is causing that kind of error, it's because the router is trying to give the same address to the computer and the repeater. If you give either the computer or the repeater a static IP address, your issue should be alleviated."

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A:Diamond WiFi Repeater issues...driving me insane! Please help

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hello everyone

i have a weak wifi signal all around the house and i was wondering what is the best repeater that would work with virgin media's superhub

thank you

A:Best repeater to improve Virgin media Superhub Wifi

Hi there ... Have you always had a weak signal .. What sort of speeds are you getting .. I had the same problem with the same company you are using .. I called them up and now i am getting great signal all over even in the rear garden .. So i suggest you try that before being out any expense

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My WLAN, through which all my devices are connected, is too far from my non-wifi enabled CCTV DVR, which requires a wired connection.

I have hooked up a repeater to my DVR, which works fine. The only problem is, devices closer to the repeater than to the main wifi router, although showing a full signal from the repeater, have no internet connectivity. I cannot force the devices to connect to the main wifi router because it shares the same access point name with the repeater.

Unless there is a way to 1) override the access point name of either and still maintain the connection, or 2) fix the internet connectivity for the repeater's wifi signal (which may still be problematic if it keeps switching between the two), how can I disable the repeater's outgoing wifi signal while maintaining its connection to the main wifi router to ensure connectivity is achieved via the wired connection between DVR and repeater?
 

A:How can I limit repeater to wired connections (and disable outgoing wifi)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi!Just bought a wifi extender (nexxt xtender 300). Trying to set it up. Laptop connects to it and Internet access is ok, but can't get browser to open IP address 192.168.0.1. When I run troubleshooting software (windows 8), it tells me computer is configured correctly but 192.168.0.1 device or resource does not respond. Please help...
 

A:Configuring wifi extender

What device is supposed to be at 192.168.0.1?

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

[Press ENTER after each command.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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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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I hava a Dell Latitude D620 laptop. I want to configure it as a wifi hotspot. When I try to do that using "netsh wlan set hotednetwork ...." command it throws some error. When I type "netsh wlan show driver" it shows "Hosted network supported: No". I updated my wifi driver but still it shows "Hosted network supported No". Is there anything that I can do so that it will show "Hosted network supported Yes" since I can't start a wifi network without it.

A:Problem configuring laptop as WiFi hotspot

It appears and possible the network card in your laptop does not support this feature?

I do not think there is anything you can do by software or a setting to fix this. You may need to replace the wireless network adapter or get a USB wireless network adapter that supports this feature.

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Hi,

I have a Fiber Optic connection at home, where the Fiber Optic modem is connected to my WiFi router. The problem is that in order to connect to the Internet, I have to first connect to the WiFi (WPA2) and then dial-in via PPPoE into the Internet. I provide the ISP username and password in the second step.

I am using Windows 7, and have created the PPPoE connection as shown in the attached screenshots.

I have to connect to this PPPoE every time I need to connect to the Internet. I have had to configure this on all my laptops, and have to connect using each individual machine where I need an Internet connection. This is a big pain, as you can imagine. Further, I want to connect my Nexus One to the home WiFi Internet connection, but since it doesn't have PPPoE support, I can't do this.

I went to my router settings (3Com 3CRWDR200A-75), and found something that seemed promising. In the Internet Settings section, I saw a place to provide the PPPoE username and password.

However, this hasn't helped. I still have to connect using the PPPoE connection in Windows

Does anybody have any ideas/tips? Any help would be appreciated, as this is getting frustrating.

Cheers,
Wild Thing
 

A:Configuring PPPoE on my WiFi router instead of my Fiber Optic modem

Since you're connecting from the router you can probably delete the PPOE connection from Windows.

Curtis
 

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Hi,

I'm at my wits end. I've tried everything that I can think of, but just can't figure this out.

This is the scenario.

I'm using Shaw (Vancouver, BC Canada) as my ISP, they've provided me with a Cisco DPC3825 DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway. I have dead spots at home, as we've got multiple wireless devices (lots, trust me).

So I first purchased the EnGenius EAP9550 but am still getting very poor reception/signal when upstairs in the bedroom. We (my wife and I) normally spend a couple of hours in bed with iPad/Android tablet catching up on e-mail etc., unless I leave the door to the bedroom open the signal isn't just making it in. She does a lot of Skype/Viber/What's App on her iPhone and I do spend some time on my Android phone. Kid has an iPod touch that never seems to have a problem. Niece who lives with us connects wireless on her laptop, she also has an Android phone.

Not all devices are always used at once - but from time-to-time they can be.

Number of connections is set to 50 or some crazy number.

If we're on the main floor where the router+modem is, no issues. I've even tried to isolate the router+modem to be away from any other device (i.e., Wii, media player, PVR etc.,) but just not possible because of where all the outlets are. Taking the router+modem upstairs unfortunately is not an option.

Next - someone tells me to pick-up a D-Link DIR-615 router and install DD-WRT on it - I did, searched for dozens of sites to try a... Read more

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I have 2 or 3 wireless routers tt i don't use anymore, how can i use one of them as a repeater ??
 

A:repeater

create them with identical SSID, encryption, channels, keys....everything but give them a unique IP. Some routeres/AP's down't support repeater mode but just try it and see whether it works.
 

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I know that there are lots of posts about this, but I am still not certain about something.

I know that DIR 655 does not support being a repeater naturally (via admin panel). I read some methods that describe how to do it, but all of them seem to require connecting a LAN cable between the MAIN router to the DIR 665 that they want to use as a repeater.

My question is if it's possible to achieve the same but without connecting the LAN cable between DIR 655 and the MAIN router?
So in other words, the DIR 665 will just repeat and extend the wifi signal..

Thanks!
 

A:Dir 655 as repeater

no, that router does not have wifi repeater capability

some routers support DD_WRT firmware , which does allow wifi repeating - however, looking at the DD-WRT database your router is not supported
 

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My son gave me a COMPEX MicroHub 10/100 Duel Speed RX2208 8 port Stackable Repeater with NO instructions. I'm using a DSL Modem and have Ethernet cards in all 3 computers. I would like to be able to access the Internet from all 3 computers. At this time I really don't have to have them Networked. There is a switch on the back that says 1 and 2. Also another switch on the side that says uplink and normal. My question is how do I hook everything up and where do I set the switches? Where do I plug everything in? Do I need a cross over cable? Can I do this without having to set up a Network. I've never done any Networking before, and my son lives 6 hours away. He tells me he can't to it over VNC. I hope it's just a matter of pluging them in correctly and it done, but something tells me there is more to it.
 

A:Repeater or Hub????????

The following is from a post by Toddles18, it explains the hub well. You will have to set up a network in order to get things to work. I would suggest a router insted of a hub.

"I think my cisco teacher said it best when she said "Hubs are dumb, switches are smarter and routers are smarter yet." Hubs do not route traffic in anyway, all they do is repeat the signal, basically they're just a multiport repeater. Switches can do limited routing based on MAC address, these are the physical address ever Network Interface Card has, Router's are better yet. I'd say go with one of those cheap O dsl/cable routers, they make it really easy to share broadband and are more capable then a hub."

Good Luck
 

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Should I get a repeater? I have a wireless router in my office, but my kids say upstairs the signal isn't that good. If so, what type of repeater? I know nothing about this kind of stuff.

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A:Repeater?

Whats the layout - if the electric circuit is on the same consumer unit - then you could use powerline adapters and use the electricity cable to get the signal upstairs - then have a wireless powerline adapter there

A repeater will need to pick up a reasonable signal somewhere between the office and upstairs in order to "repeat" the wireless signal
 

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Hi, I have a Smartrga4e8 router as main. I have a westell 7500 I would like to make as a repeater. I am using a HP 2000 notebook pc and can't seem to find where to change the seeing on westell router to bridge mode. If anyone could please help me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a good evening
 

A:repeater

Not an expert in bridge mode
BUT i think you are looking to setup as a wireless bridge
and the bridge mode here is to disable the router and just have the modem/router combination act as a modem only.
this enables you to then connect 3rd part routers up to the device
(happy for some one to correct me - but thats my understanding)
http://www.verizon.com/support/resi...net/networking/setup/versalink7500/123709.htm
see user manual here
http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/Westell/Versalink7500/Westell_VersaLinkA90_UserGuide.pdf
see page 25
turns off the router function

Often modem/routers do not provide a repeater function for wireless

Also I think that router only provides "G" wireless upto 54Mbps - which would be fine for most internet connections - but some are much faster now

if you can run a cable , you could use it as a 2nd router
OR - you could connect using powerline adapters - these use the electrical wiring in the house

this is how you would connect the 2nd router up
Using a cable or powerline adapters

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Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

full details here
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Connecting_two_SOHO_broadband_routers_together

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Hi all,

I bought a MicroNext 54m wireless router model MN WR540T to act as a repeater and strengthen my wireless network in my house. I am not sure how to get it to act like a repeater though. Do I just use a RJ45 from the original router to this new router? What settings should I be using?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

R
 

A:Repeater Issues

Are you sure it includes Repeater mode? If it does the user manual should have information about configuring it. Often "Repeater" is called "Range Extender," so search for both terms.
 

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sir,
I am ravikiran from Bangalore,i recently came accross an article which said that I could use an old router as a repeater to extend the wifi signal,so I went ahead and did some research on youtube,Wikipedia etc and got the instructions and did as mentioned,my primary router is a DLINK DSL 2750U(which i'm using right now) and my old router is a TP-LINK WR 740 N.i went ahead and checked the support for it in DD WRT website and found it to be supported and I even downloaded factory-to-ddwrt.bin file and also the tl wr740nv4-webflash.bin and upgraded the firmware of my old router and also flashed it to the latest v24 sp2(Atheros) and followed the instructions as follows with the screenshots:
1)CHANGED THE USER NAME,PASSWORD AND CONFIRM PASSWORD TO admin-admin-admin,SYSTEM INFORMATION WAS SHOWN,AUTHENTICATION SCREEN CAME UP AND I ENTERED-->admin-admin AS USER NAME AND PASSWORD
2)SETUP-->BASIC SETUP-->CONNECTION TYPE-->DISABLED,ROUTER NAME-->RK,LOCAL IP ADRESS-->192.168.1.100,SUBNET MASK-->255.255.255.0,GATEWAY-->192.168.1.1,LOCAL DNS-->0.0.0.0,ASSIGN WAN PORT TO SWITCH-->TICK MARK(CHECKED),DHCP TYPE-->DHCP SERVER,DHCP SERVER-->ENABLED,START IP ADDRESS-->192.168.1.100,MAXIMUM DHCP USERS-->50,CLIENT LEASE TIME-->1440,USE DNSM FOR DHCP-->CHECKED,USE DNSM FOR DNS-->CHECKED,DHCP AUTHOR-->CHECKED
3)SETUP-->ADVANCED ROUTING-->OPERATING MODE-->ROUTER,REST-->AS IT IS
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I am getting free wireless from a resturant 2 blocks away from my home, but the strengh level is only 2 bars out of 5.

is there a way to set up an antenna on that side of my> house (right now my office is located in the middle of my house) and repeat/bounce the signal to and from my desktop computer??
 

A:wireless repeater??

Many restaurants provide free Wi-Fi for their patrons. I know of none that provide free service for somebody two blocks away. If this is an exception please PM me a link to the "resturant's" terms of service. This thread is closed.
 

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I've got an 802.b wireless network here at home with a desktop hardwired to the D-Link router up in the office on the 2nd floor. I've got a laptop set up downstairs in the kitchen and the total straightline distance between the router and the laptop is approximately 45' or so. The signal only goes through 2 walls (or floor and ceiling combo) plus some furniture in the straightest line across an open air downstairs Living Room room.

The reason I'm describing the layout is that at best I get about a 40% Signal Strength and 40% Link Quality on the wireless laptop, but those numbers are also often in the teens and low 20's or the signal drops off completely.

Should I install a Wireless Repeater, and if so, how and where might I install it? I know nothing about repeaters.

Thanks.
 

A:Do I need to add a wireless repeater?

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

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

Any one have an idea on how to accomplish this?
Thanks
Mark
 

A:Repeater Router

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I have purchased "Level One" Wireless Access Point [WAP-0006 11g]. I want to set it up in my office as a universal repeater, because the signal strength of the wireless in my office is always "very low." On my computer, when I am conected to the wireless, the info I get for the connection of the wireless is:

IP Address 192.168.0.17
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server 192.168.0.1
DNS Server 192.168.0.1

I attach a copy of the setup page from the Level One Access Point. I find the option to make it only a "universal repeater." But I am completely lost on what to put in to the other configurations.

Can you help me in how to set this up (the wireless I connect to in the office is unsecured wireless conneciton). The manual that came with the Level One is beyond my abilities to understand!
Thanks
Paul
 

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In Homer Alaska, there is an Internet provider as Horizon. They provide service to my neighbor up on the hill about 1/4 mile from me. I live down in a hole and have no line of sight to Horizon but can see very clearly my neighbor who will give me access through his connection if that is possible?? Can I connect a repeater to his antenna/system/network and relay the connection down to my house? If possible do you know of a brand I should look into? Thanks for your time in this matter
 

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I was a full time RVer and have Verizon DSL set up and working at my trailer, I built a new house and had Verizon install TV, internet and phone so I now have DSL at both places. The new place is around 100 ft. from the trailer. I installed a surveillance camera and DVD set up at the trailer and would like to use just the DSL at the new place and drop the old DSL. Will a repeater bridge work to be able to see my cameras and use my wireless laptop at the trailer? Also do you have any suggestions as to an inexpensive bridge easy to set up and use.
 

A:repeater bride

100ft maybe alright for wireless but that depends on what may be in between - do you have wireless at the house on DSL now, i assume you do not have wireless at the house now
if you do
then you should try and see what the signal is like now
use xirrus to see what the strength is like

then there are a number of things you could try
a booster / high gain aerial

and bridge / repeater
quite a few devices available

if you post the xirrus signal and then see how much signal you have

often the ISP T&Cs will only allow one premise to be supplied and so you may not be able to do what you are doing as this maybe considered two premises

- are both properties on one plot of land ?

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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 paste here.
http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
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Hi, I'm trying to use a Netgear WNR2000 router as a repeater, I have a Netgear WGR614v9 as the main router in my house. I have followed online guides as closely as possible but am still having troubles. My main router is working fine, everything can connect to it and gain access to internet despite having to change the security to WEP to allow for the repeater function to work. Now I am having troubles getting the repeater (WNR2000) to connect to my main router. The ip address of the repeater is listed in the connected devices of the main router and everything is managing to 'find' the repeater just fine but when I connect and put in the WEP key there is no internet connection. I read that a static ip address is needed or something like that but I am completely baffled :/
Thanks in advance,
Martin.
 

A:WNR2000 Repeater

theres three versions of that router - do you have a version number
http://support.netgear.com/product/WNR2000v1

mentions
Check that the router is not in the temporary AP setup locked state (if you are using the
wireless repeater function).Click to expand...

how have you setup DHCP on the repeater ?

try without wireless security enabled

can we see an ipconfig /all from a pc connected to the main router and from the repeater - make sure we know which is which
also from the pc connected to the repeater can we see some ping tests
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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
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Hi,
Just need to get this solved since I see alot of people trying to do the same. I used to have the Netgear WNR1000v3 as my main router and wireless accesspoint. But I recently bought a Asus RT-AC66U (which rocks btw). Since my appartment is quite big and in my bathroom I get ****** reception literally (20-25%), I thought i set up the WNR1000v3 as a repeater to my Asus. It looks like it's doable but some pieces are missing. Also the Netgear doesnt take over the wifi signal from my Asus when I'm in the bathroom. This is my idea how this would work.
Did anyone do this successfully and could post a guide or something?

Thanks!
 

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