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Q: wifi repeater or bridge

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,

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

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

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

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Ok so I bought this 5-1 AP, Client, Repeater, Bridge Router here Thinking it was as easy to set up as a normal router,(basically use the wizard and done.) I was wrong. The situation is I live in a trailer park, and can't afford net, giving my neighbor dinner every once in a while he let's me use his wifi, only problem is that it's kinda weak and cuts in and out if I'm not directly across from his router (which happens to be in my bathroom ) Long story short I bought this. I wanna be able to boost the signal so I can access it from here. Do I set it up as a bridge, client, repeater what? I can but I'd rather not go over to his house to mess with his router. I had it on but it would only allow one person to access it at a time, and I, my cousin and my grandpa would like to connect to it at the same time. Your help would be appreciated thanks.

A:Bridge? repeater? AP What? x_x

giving my neighbor dinner every once in a while he let's me use his wifi, Click to expand...

sorry we cannot help here
see the rules
WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...

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My current set up: router Asus WL-520GU (tomato fw) with two desktop and laptop connecting wirelessly.

I just got panasonic blu-ray player for netflix connection. In order to make it works, of course it has to connect to internet. However, it is placed to different room from Asus router. I know I can run a cat-5 cable from router to the player but it will be a mess (over 100 ft long). The cost for panasonic adapter is $80. It's too expensive for an adapter.

Is there a way to get player runs wirelessly? I have a old linksys router (I don't think it supports DD-WRT). Can I use it as a wireless repeater/bridge? If yes, how to set it up.

If no, any other advices?

A:How to set up wireless bridge/repeater?

Please post your Linksys Model #... many can be set up as repeaters and or bridges!

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Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this :

www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.

In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

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Hello chaps!

Ok this is a mixed topic post of gaming, networking and general. So i put it here. My house has 2 storys the bottom floor is where our international students and unfortunatly our Thomson router. They suck. The arial is the size of my pinky (im 16 btw) and hardly reached the top floor where our kitchen and bedrooms and lounge (bedrooms are the most away from the router with the kitchen and lounge directly over it.

We bought a TP-Link router with wireless bridge capabilities and it works fine BUT....

I now host a counter strike source and Insurgency Dedicated Server. I currantly have the server (laptop) hooked via ethernet to the thomson router down on the other floor. I have to keep going down to check everything is ok so what I would like to do is:

Since the TP-link router is right outside my bedroom i can via lan connect the laptop (server) to the tp-link and bridge it from there. BUT when people try to connect to my server, they get a not responding or timeout error. I port farwarded my ports to my laptop wirelessly and wired.

So... is it good to have the server upstairs where people sometimes randomly disconnect or cant connect at all or have the server downstairs where its all fine but i cant monitor it from the place I spend most of my time in.


how do i set up port forwarding with a repeater (no options in the page) and is it worth the bandwith speeds.
THanks (i know this is confusing)

A:Server on Wireless Bridge (repeater)

Hello, here are 7 pages in an article that may help you out : Maximum PC | Ultimate Router Guide: How to Optimize Security and Performance - Page 1

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I'm having a problem connecting a Windows 7 laptop to a repeater bridge. I have a Linksys WRT54GS which I flashed with dd-wrt a few months ago and have been using it successfully on several XP laptops ever since. When trying to connect the W7 laptop however I can see the repeater bridges unique SSID but cannot connect to it. I am using WPA2 with an AES algorithm but have also tried it without any security and still no luck. The W7 laptop will connect to the repeater bridge via a wired connection (although it shows it's connected to the name of the AP router), but that is the only way. The W7 laptop will connect to the AP with no problem. Any suggestions? Does anyone have a Windows 7 machine that will (or will not) connect to a repeater bridge? P.S. I'm a novice at best.

A:Can't get Windows 7 to connect to Repeater Bridge

I might be able to help if I knew the exact model numbers of both lap tops "the one that connects and the one that doesn't connect".

It might also be useful to know if you have any type of A/V software or third party firewalls installed on those two machines.

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

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

A:Using a Linksys router as a repeater/bridge

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

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

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT l... Read more

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I'm looking for a way to cover a big house with wi-fi. I've already tested with WRT54GL and it wasn't enough, so my idea is to buy 2 routers with good coverage and link them into bridge/repeater/WDS mode (I don't even know the difference to be honest). Since I've never done that before, I'm looking for an advice on which routers to buy and how to make it work altogether?

At first, 2x Unifi LR LongRange was a promising solution, buy as far as I understand it, they both need to be physically connected into router with UTP cable, so that's out of equation because I can't drill holes into walls.

How about 2x ASUS RT-N12 D1, would they do any good? They have pretty decent reviews and are also cheap, but do they even support signal repeating?

A:Buying 2 routers that support bridge/repeater/WDS

The best solution is to get a wireless system which supports creating a "back haul" over 5 GHz between APs which then allows the 2.4 GHz radio to be solely dedicated to servicing wireless client traffic.

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I had been using a Linksys WRT54G as a repeater to extend the range of my wireless network (I am using DDWRT on this router to make it work as a repeater). I has worked well first with a 2WIRE DSL modem via AT&T. I went back to Road Runner and again had success with it connecting to a Ubee wireless cable modem. With both of these modems it required a reboot every now and then (or whenever I rebooted the main modems). I have just upgraded to Time Warner Signature Home service and I have an Arris Cable Modem/Wireless/Phone router that creates the Wireless network, Internet connection and also handles the land line phones for my house. I have noticed since this upgrade that I have to daily reboot the Linksys because it loses the internet connectivity. My question is whether this is a problem with the Linksys or maybe something with the new Arris modem. Usually rebooting the Linksys brings the Internet connectivity back but it is very annoying. Could there be a time out on the Arris that disconnects the Linksys.

In instructed the TW technician to setup the wireless network with the same name and security so I would not have to reconfigure the Linksys and that seemed to work with the exception of this problem. Any ideas? I am considering purchasing another "cheap" router to use as an extender, but I wanted to do that only if it would fix this issue. Any suggestions are appreciated.


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I am looking for a wireless network extender/bridge/repeater and was wondering if anyone can suggest a good one. If possible, I'd like to be able to support mixed B+G networks.

A:Solved: Looking for recommendations for a wireless network extender/bridge/repeater

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I am having a bit of trouble. I have a Belkin router (this is irrelevant) across the house, which is extended by the Belkin wireless bridge/repeater in my bedroom. The device in my room boosts my WiFi signal for my MacBook and iPhone, and the LAN (ethernet) port on the back allows my Debian server to connect to the network and internet. I have a Linksys switch that I wish to use, for I have another computer that requires an ethernet connection. Here is what happened:

Debian 1 is connected via ethernet, no problem.
I shut it down, unplug cable. Run cable from bridge to switch's uplink.
Plug another ethernet cable into port one on switch, run it to Debian 1.
Port 2 --> Soon to be Debian 2.

I tried to ping several sites with Debian 1 to see if this solution is working. It isn't. Does anybody have an idea as to how to fix it?


P.S. Yes, the switch is turned on.

A:Connecting Linksys switch to Belkin repeater/bridge won't work?

I think that some old switches--the kind with a special uplink port--are such that you cannot use port 1 and the uplink at the same time.

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My network consists of a 2Wire DSL gateway/router with an XP wired client and a Win7 wireless client, with everything working normally. I added a wireless repeater bridge using DD-WRT installed on a Linksys router.
Connecting via the bridge works perfectly using WinXP, my iPod Touch (iOS4) or a Linux client, but with my Win7 laptop I get "No Internet Access". The same result whether I connect to the bridge using wireless or wired. I have also tested using
a Vista client, same result.
When I am connected Win7 - Bridge, I can access shares/printers on my wired client (via bridge - gateway/router) but I can't ping the gateway/router. IPCONFIG looks normal, with good IP, gateway and DNS addresses.
Connecting directly to the gateway/router works normally.

So, to summarize:
My bridge works fine with XP, Linux or iOS clients, but not with Windows 7 or Vista
When connected to the bridge with Win7, I get "No Internet Access", and I can't ping the gateway/router, but I can access the rest of the network, via the same gateway/router.

I've tried:
updating drivers (even though wired and wireless have the same problem)
Safe mode
Disabled Bonjour
Fixed IP address on client
and many other things found on web boards.
Looks to me like Win7 is looking for something that XP, Linux, etc. doesn't care about.

Any suggestions?

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My network consists of a 2Wire DSL gateway/router with an XP wired client and a Win7 wireless client, with everything working normally. I added a wireless repeater bridge using DD-WRT installed on a Linksys router. Connecting via the bridge works perfectly using WinXP, my iPod Touch (iOS4) or a Linux client, but with my Win7 laptop I get "No Internet Access". The same result whether I connect to the bridge using wireless or wired. I have also tested using a Vista client, same result.
When I am connected Win7 - Bridge, I can access shares/printers on my wired client (via bridge - gateway/router) but I can't ping the gateway/router. IPCONFIG looks normal, with good IP, gateway and DNS addresses. Connecting directly to the gateway/router works normally.

So, to summarize:
My bridge works fine with XP, Linux or iOS clients, but not with Windows 7 or Vista
When connected to the bridge, I can't ping the gateway/router (or anything outside), but I can access the rest of the network, via the same gateway/router.

If I leave the Win7 client connected to the bridge for about 30 minutes, it will start working normally, but if I switch connections or reboot the problem comes back.

I've tried:
updating drivers (even though wired and wireless have the same problem)
Safe mode
Disabled Bonjour
Fixed IP address on client
Disabling IPv6
and many other things found on web boards.

I use Windows firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials for antivirus. I've tried t... Read more

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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?

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide

A:Configuring a WiFi repeater

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

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

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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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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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Hey all,

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

Can that be done easily?

A:PCI WIFI card as repeater?

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

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

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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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Hey everyone.

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

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

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

Cheers for any advice.

A:Suggested WiFi Repeater?

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

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I 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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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

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

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

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

LongLive JohnWill

A:Wifi Repeater correct settings

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

My PC's configuration is as follows:

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

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

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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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I live in a dorm and there is no wifi. Is it possible to bridge a lan connection, connected to the internet, with wifi to create a router

A:Bridge lan and wifi

You might be referring to using your laptop as a ad-hoc wireless connection host (or atleast i think you are). After setting up the LAN to access the internet, create this ad-hoc connection and then bridge the two connections.

Note: This ad-hoc wireless connect is very temporary, if you restart any machine you will need to manually connect to get a connection. Any device with wifi capability will be able to connect to this ad-hoc connection, rendering the laptop a router-like device.

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Is there a way to bridge a lan connection connected to the internet with wifi to create a router out of my laptop

A:Bridge lan and wifi

In Windows Vista, you can use ICS (internet connection sharing) to do this, any computer connected to the wireless can access the internet through your computer.

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hi, I want to use a wifi camera in my lambing shed which is a maximum of 200 metres from my house, I don't really want cable between the 2 so want to set up a wifi bridge as cheaply as possible? Have found TP-Link TL-ANT2409A 2.4 GHz 9dBi Directional Antenna, am I right in thinking I need 2 of these to setup a bridge? If so could anyone give me setup instructions and I not can anyone tell me what I do need

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Ok, so I'm completely stumped on this one and hoping someone can point me in the right direction!

The story so far..... I have to try and connect 2 DVR(security cameras) to the internet so the shop owner can spy on his employees and make sure they don't slack off! All the camera work is done, and i've set these up before, so no dramas there. For this shop however, where the DVR's had to be placed is no where near the networking stuff and running a ethernet cable would have been impossible/freaking expensive, so I've gone with a wireless bridge to save about billion hours of cabling work.

The VPN/Firewall system is a Sonicwall TZ150, the first Wifi Bridge is a TP-Link WA850RE and the second one is an Edimax something or other...

The problem is that I can't get any internet access from the DVR side of the bridge. I can ping everything (firewall, computers, printers) if i set static ip's but no internet, no DHCP. When i connect a laptop to the TZ150, BAM! DHCP, internet no issues at ALL!
At first i though maybe the bridge was just refusing the Broadcast packets but I can ping everything, and the arp table shows it can connect through the bridge to computers/router but not through the router to the internet!!!
The Static IP settings(network address, gateway, DNS) are the same as what's configured on the POS terminals.
All other DHCP settings are turned off, so only the TZ150 should be broadcasting anything.

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I got a old device that only takes ethernet, so how do I give out WiFi over ethernet on Windows 10?

Thank you.

A:How to bridge WiFi connections on Windows 10

If it only takes ethernet, then plug in an ethernet cable. Or am I misunderstanding your question?

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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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Greetings all,

I am new to techguy and this is my first post. I searched the forum for 3600HGV and did not find an answer, so I decided to post this two part question.

I have a 2WIRE 3600HGV from AT&T U-Verse I want to use it as a DSL modem only. I am aware that it does not have a pure "bridge" mode, but it does have the option to add another network (i.e. a gateway device within your LAN). My goal is to use my Cisco-Linksys WRT54G2V1 running DD-WRT as a wireless access point, and for routing options not supported by my 2WIRE, such as dynamic DNS, and lots of port forwarding. I connected the Linksys to a LAN port on the 2WIRE, and through the 2WIRE web GUI, set the Linksys as a router on a additional network, and disabled the 2WIRE firewall for the Linksys.

I have internet access on my desktop that is connected via Ethernet to the 2WIRE, but cannot access the internet via the Linksys via Ethernet or WiFi. I can, however, access the Linksys web GUI, and the web GUI indicates that not only is it communicating with the 2WIRE, but the 2WIRE has successfully passed my external IP on to the Linksys, which is conducive to the behavior I'm looking for (i.e. 2WIRE as DSL modem, Linksys as Wireless access point, wired access point, routing/NAT, security, etc.)

I'm very confused as to why I cannot access the internet through the Linksys, since the 2WIRE is allowing it to access the internet with its own external IP, and is letting it handle all of i... Read more

A:2WIRE 3600HGV Cannot bridge and no WiFi

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Hi there

seems difficult to find a decent answer to this - but say you have 4 laptop users on your local LAN - is it better for throughput to just let them use wifi cards in their computers or connect the 4 computers to a fast router used as an ethernet-->wifi bridge.

The Bridge method seems to give more throughput - obviously people transferring several GB sized files over this type of arrangement will kill it but this happens very rarely.

The advantage of the Bridge also allows the computers that can't handle 5GHZ wifi to be connected to the router using 5GHZ and a router is generally full duplex while wifi cards --certainly the cheaper end of the market are generally half duplex.

Full blown LAN is obviously the best but I can't run loads of 1Gib/s Lan cable all over the place.

very difficult to get any serious info on this without going up into the hideously expensive world of Enterprise gear used by large server farms etc.


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My desktop is connected to a wifi network and I need to bridge to another via ethernet. I have started by selecting each network and I bridge the 2 connections, creating a bridge, but the other computer still doesn't have internet connection.

Is this possible (I would think so) and if so, what have I done wrong?

A:Bridge internet connection over ethernet from wifi

Never mind the other computer's owner was being dumb :P

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Hi there

I don't like a load of LAN cables everywhere and "She who must be obeyed" was complaining about number of boxes / gadgets / flashing lights etc under the TV !!!!!! so I've moved the two servers out of the way and just have the cable box/ main router.

so this I found was a really woman friendly solution for masses of LAN cable etc etc. !!!!!!!!

If you have fast Wifi and you have some Ethernet only gear connected away from your Router / Cablebox you can use a "Wireless Bridge" -- It's possible to "Hobble" some old routers via DD-WRT but not all routers do that and you might want to use fast wifi connectors. Some modern cheap routers now allow "Wireless Bridging" too.

You need to set the second router up as your wireless bridge and then plug the LAN cables from your devices into that router which will connect wirelessly to your network.

I found this Router actually very good -- also works on new 802.11ac protocol (up to 433 Mbs in the 5GHZ band so plenty for your server / streaming devices).

IPlugged the NAS'es Ethernet connectors into the lan connects on the "Bridge Router" -- works fine

This one was 32 EUR inc Tax.

Edimax BR-6208AC Wi-Fi Ethernet LAN Dual-band Router - Grey It does work as WIFI Bridge -- you have to ensure your router can do that function if you buy a new router.

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A:LAN Cable free - even for ETHERNET devices (via Wifi Bridge)

We hooked a powerline 1200 with gigabit ports up to our tv and it does the job nicely. It lives behind the tv and therefore is out of site. My NAS is also powerlined 1200 connected.

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