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[HELP] Setting Up Wifi Extender TP LINK WA860RE

Q: [HELP] Setting Up Wifi Extender TP LINK WA860RE

Please help. I dunno anymore how to set up this router to internet via Extender. Here my status :

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LAN Setting









DHCP Setting









IP Config









If u need anymore data. I would like to provide. Since i can connect to my router directly (not via Extender), i can assume my router setting is not broken. Thanks in advance.

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Good Day all. I do hope that someone can help me out here.I have a TP-Link wifi extender, Model No: TL-WA850RE.Uk.VER1.
I have been tying to get this item connected to my Brightbox router and totally failed followed the instruction that came with the item,Also done a lot of googleing and with no luck.

Has any one had any luck with one of these that may be so kind as to pass on some info to assist me here.Also Forgot to say Running windows 7.

What a pain in the rear end it has been all weekend. Even been here....click here Please.

Thanks.

A:TP-Link wifi extender, Model No: TL-WA850RE.UK.Ver 1

Have you seen this yet?:

You will have to use method 2 (ethernet cable+browser) as your Brightbox does not appear to have a WPS button. I would also suggest resetting the extender before you attempt again.

Best of luck.

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The router I'm connecting it with is a bright house RCA dwg855t. I go through the setup and the net gear device isn't receiving an IP address from the router.
 

A:issues setting up netgear wn300rp wifi extender

http://support.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/18167

installation guide
http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/WN3000RP/Documentation/IG/WN3000RP_IG_12SEPT2011.pdf
User manual
ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/WN3000RP/Documentation/UM/WN3000RP_UM_27JUN2011.pdf

are you using the correct wireless security key - try setting up with out any security on your wireless network - see if it works like that , then add the security
 

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Running Windows 10 on a Dell Latitutde I was trying to setup a Netgear Wifi Extender because the Fios Router does not reach all the way to the other side of the house. I did the setup (so I thought) the way the manual told me and my computer was trying to connect to the extender, but it just stayed in "Connecting..." For a long long time. Eventually I gave up and thought I'd hit the reset button on the extender and try again.

Now my wifi adapter finds NO networks. All my other devices see all the networks.

The only other time this has ever happened I had accidentally hit the network adapter switch on the side of the PC, so I'm 100% sure that's not the problem and that it is 'on' in the settings. I've tried restarting the pc several times as well as toggling the adapter on/off, airplane mode on/off, and the switch on the PC on/off.. And it still sees no networks.. Any suggestions?

A:Wifi not found after trying to install wifi extender

Oh, wow wouldn't you know I was trying to figure this out for 20 mins getting ready to bang my head against the wall and the minute I post this I remember an old trick, that fixed it...

Control panel -> Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> (Your Network adapter) + right click + disable -> (Your network adapter) + right click + enable

Hope this can help anyone else who hits this bump and finds this post.

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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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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™ 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 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;

UNABLE TO RESOLVE THE SERVER'S DNS ADDRESS

I wonder what I should do next?
 

A:TP-Link Range Extender TL-WA850RE

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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 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 192.168.2.50 and the subnet mask of 255.255.0.0 (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 255.255.255.0

If you got a 169.254.x.y address, then the 255.255.0.0 would be correct.
 

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I can't seem to get this to work , i read the manual numerous times already but here is the issue . Both my main network and the tp link network show under networks available but the only network that will connect to the internet is my main one but not the tplink .

When i click on the tp link it tries to connect but always shows the yellow box saying can't connect. I don't know whats wrong

Any ideas

Thank you

A:Have issue with Tp link extender model tl wa850re

Maybe the Link below will Help ...
What should I do if my computer is connected to the TL-WA850RE but can't connect to the Internet? - Welcome to TP-LINK

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Hi All

I have just installed a Netgear WN3000RP Wireless range extender and Netgear N300 Wireless USB Adaptor.
The USB Adaptor shows as having WPA2-PSK Security but the Extender only shows as having WPA-PSK Security.
This is probably something I did when installing.
Is there any way to alter the security setting on the extender or do I need to reinstall it.

Yours Dave T

A:Changing security setting on netgear extender

According to pages 16 through 18 here ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/WN..._27JUN2011.pdf
That extender is capable of WPA2-PSK[AES] and you should be able to configure it using the instructions on page 16.
I suppose it is possible that a more recent firmware update might be required if you are not seeing it at all in the configuration page. So check with the manufacturer's site to see if there is a more current version available than the one you are currently using.

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There is a restaurant I go to which has WIFI. I always take my laptop. There is a better restaurant about 100 yards away but no WIFI. The WIFI will not reach from Restaurant A to Restaurant B. I usually park in between the two restaurants. I thought if I got a WIFI Extender and put it in my car, charged it with a USB plug in my cigarette lighter, I would have WIFI at Restaurant B. Two questions, this is my first experience with a WIFI Extender, have any of you used one and does my plan sound like it would work? Just reassure me that the WIFI Extender would not run down my battery for a couple hours use. --- One more thing, I have not found a WIFI Extender that uses a USB Plug, I assume there is a such thing. Does anyone know for a fact if there is a such thing? Thanks,

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I just moved a computer for a friend from one room to another as they replaced it with a new one. That said the old one in the other room has no internet source. They want to use it in the other room. What would be the best way to get internet to that computer? It will be 20' or so from the router. It is not line of site but it is pretty close overall. I have not had to look for anything like this before so I am kind of out of the loop. Thanks.
 

A:Wifi extender maybe?

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Does a WiFi Extender need to be 1) in direct line of sight from the router, and 2) does it need to be plugged into an electrical outlet?

Thanks
 

A:WiFi Extender

no, not line of site , but has to pickup a good wifi signal from the router to pickup the wifi and extend
yes it would need to have power applied
 

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I have a Links 6700 WiFi extender I need help setting it up. Please help me
 

A:WiFi Extender

Hi EPerez602, and welcome to TSG. I cannot find any information a network hardware compnay named Links or a 6700 WiFi exteneder.

By some chance, would you actually have a Linksys model RE6700 Wireless extender?

https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=156250
 

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I have a new netgear n300range extender, have tried to install it so the router will see it, tried it in all rooms of home and the office where the router is, thought getting this extender would stop my ipad dropping out when in another room. The power LED & WPS LED lights up solid green but can't get the Router Link LED or Client ink LED. have turned off the router and (big pond Thomson TG782T) have a iMac5 running Yosemite 10.10.6 and a HP windows 8.1 connected. I have tried to connect it with WPS as in the booklet and also with web browser Setup still nothing neither computer can see the extender but it shows on the ipad as Big Pond Ext. any suggestions ??
 

A:extender not seen by wifi

Check the antenna.
 

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I have the main computer and Netgear 600 router in the basement.I have a Samsung tv in upstairs bedroom.2 floors up from basement.I will be hooking up a Roku Player.I get a week signal on my laptop in upstairs bedroom.Would I be better off with a more powerfull router or a range extender?
 

A:wifi extender?

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I am taking my laptop on vacation and would like to know if I got a wifi extender (plugged into my USB port) would I be able to pick up more wireless networks around me?
 

A:wifi extender?

No, it works the other way around, the extender is part of the router connection.
 

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Hi all,

We have great internet service with our cable company. We use their modem/router which works great in our mobile home and out into the yard. My problem, we have a small camper beside the mobile home that I use as a classroom, I home school, and the kids use as a hangout/gameroom. Wifi reception in the camper is not so great. We have an ethernet cable going out to it that the main schooling laptop is connected to so no problem there. The 2nd laptop on wifi no problem for the most part, drops signal maybe once or twice a month. Its the other things like tablets, phones etc that has little or no signal. I bought 2 wifi extenders, used, Netgear Dual Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP) and a TP-Link TL-WA850RE. Both seem fine for a day or 2 then continually drop the signal. I know that since both the mobile home and camper have metal siding that that is an obstacle for the signal to overcome. Can anyone recommend a good extender/repeater that is better suited for my situation? I'm looking to spend around $75 to $100.

Thanks
 

A:WiFi extender?

I would install an actual wireless access point on that Ethernet connection and make all your laptops go wireless. I would also set up a dedicated SSID for use in the classroom. I am not a fan of using any extenders/repeaters.
 

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On instruction from reviews of the TV on amazon, i bought a TP-Link wireless range extender to set up as a client/repeater (not sure which to use) to connect wirelessly to my router in another room so i can connect an ethernet to the TV for online functions without an overpriced Sony wireless dongle.

I connect the device to the router, assign a random IP in the same subnet as my lan (since it has the same default address as my router) and set the default gateway to my router's IP address (assuming this is what it is asking for) and set the device to either client or repeater mode (unsure of which i need so have tried both) and everything seems fine until this point. However, I set the device to WEP security and set the WEP key to the same as my router as the instructions say and my router instantly loses it's internet connection entirely and repeatedly tries to reconnect and fail until i disable WEP security on the wireless range extender, at which point it successfully reconnects.

Not sure if either of these things are relevent but looking at the GUI of my router, it dosnt seem to acknowlage the existance of the device and trying to ping it with the ethernet connected succeeds but without it connected fails.

Does anyone know what i'm doing wrong?
 

A:Solved: Help setting up wireless range extender for Sony Bravia TV

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My neibour have a WiFi network. He allowed me to access his network. But the signal is very weak in my home. I have a WiFi router in home which can be setup in WiFi range extender mode. I don't have a modem at home. Only this WiFi router. If I configure this router , can I connect my desktop PC to this router for accessing that WiFi network. ????
Is it possible without having a modem???
 

A:router set up as wifi extender

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I want to extend my Wi-Fi using a Ethernet cable. Most extenders seem to provide a Ethernet Socket rather than use one to extend the Wi-Fi signal. I don't need anything fancy. Can anyone recommend anything suitable.

A:WIFI Ethernet Extender

Look at Newegg for extenders wifi extender - Newegg.com
What type of Wi-Fi device do you have now?

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Hi there, I'm trying to help a neighbour with an wifi extender issue. She has one set up to get signal from the main wifi box in the house to her office outside. The extender seems to have hijacked the wifi signal and she can no longer get signal from in the house (where the main box is plugged in!). We've tried unplugging the extender plug in the outside office but could still not get signal from the main box inside. The extender is a Devolo brand one and I cannot see any help from their website regarding this although I've heard of this problem happening before. Does anyone have any advice as to what to do? I don't want to leave her with no wifi either! Many thanks
 

A:Wifi Extender Problem

I do not understand what you mean by "hijacked." All a Range Extender does is connect to the router or wireless access point ("main wifi box") and rebroadcast the signals it receives from the access point or devices which connect to it.
 

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I have wifi built into my 'Toshiba laptop I purchased this year. Not every place has wifi and some places have weak signals.

What's the best way increase my wifi signal range?

I've heard about a wifi network usb card. Is this it? What kinds of distances are they good for?
 

A:Need a wifi extender for my laptop

i will move to networking, where you may get more answers -
I have been playing for the alst few days with a Belkin USB adapter and a Edimax USB adapter - the Edimax is much better than the Belkin picking up my router wireless signals around the house - it comes with about a meter extension cable and so you can position it independant to the laptop position, which I found helped a lot

I'm UK based
I purchased from here - took 3 days to arrive http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edimax-EW-7711UAN-150mbs-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B001KOTDDU
Product details http://www.edimax.co.uk/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=261&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44

The Belkin came from Comet in UK http://www.belkin.com/iwcatproductpage.process?product_id=179211
 

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I am looking to expand wifi coverage to ensure it covers the whole area of house.

Just not sure if I go a wifi extender or connect a router to the isp router modem by an Ethernet cable and have them sit next to each other.

Here is a link of the router modem I'm current using supplied by the ISP

https://smb.optus.com.au/opfiles/Shop/Consumer/Assets/PDFs/Optus F3864AC Datasheet.pdf
 

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Just installed a belkin n600 wifi extender (model 9F9K1106). I used a windows 7 notebook for the simple setup and it appears to work fine. I have a Comcast SMC D3 modem/wifi/router as my main wifi. The trouble is that my iPad, iPhone, linux notebook, and android phone see the extender and connect ok but cannot access the internet. It appears to only work with windows. Any suggestions?
 

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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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Is there anyway of using the super hub 1 which is disconected from virgin media to act as a wifi extender/repeater?
I currently have a super hub 2 connected and activated from vm, but in some spots of the house i cant access wifi or its a poor signal so o was tjinking if it is possible to create a wifi extender from the super hub 1? Any help would be appreciated, and thanks.
 

A:VM Super Hub 1 into a wifi extender

Check the user guide and/or the configuration pages to see if it has a "Repeater" or "Range Extender" mode.
 

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At the moment the Wireless Router is located in my bedroom which is 12 meters from the living room where the phone line is. I basically have one phone line extension from the telephone line to my bedroom where I've plugged in the ADSL filter. The modem part plugs into the actual router and the telephone line is then extended back to the living room with a second extension cable. As you can imagine this leaves a lot of wires around as the cables are really long. It's hard to move furniture around etc and quite frankly just doesn't look nice.

What I'd like to do is have a WiFi dongle for my PC and move the router to the living room. Now the problem is that my phone gets a very weak WiFi signal once you go 10m+ so I imagine if I moved the router to there then I would barely get a signal in my bedroom.

I have two options to solve this:

(1) Use a WiFi extender in between my room and the router and then a dongle for my computer

or

(2) Upgrade my current G router to an N router. Problem is I'm not too sure the signal will reach my room. There's a 12 meter range from the living room to my bedroom btw.

Here's my choice for an N router:
Belkin N Wireless Modem Router F5D8233 + N wireless USB Adapter 300Mpbs F5D8053 (B5DUK060)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless [...] 337ebac873

or

Wireless N Modem Router 300 Mbps 4-Port 10/100 Belkin Surf+ N300 F7D2401
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless [...] 337dcceb8c

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A:WiFi Extender or Upgrade to N Router?

12 meters is well within the range of 802.11g. 802.11n has much greater range but that may not help you if your problem is poor or loose antennas on the adapters or obstructions in the path from router to adapter.

The best solution is to place the modem (or modem/router combo) where the phone line will be the shortest and best. Then run ethernet cable(s) to your computer or to where a router or wireless access point will give you good Wi-Fi service. If you can't run the cable through walls, along duct work, to the attic or basement, maybe you can run it along where ceiling meets wall.

A Repeater (or Range Extender) will slow the network, but may otherwise work very well. Or not. Can't predict.

Homeplugs (ethernet over the electrical system) is another solution that works great--better than Wi-Fi--for some people and not at all for others. Depends on the quality of the electrical system and is also difficult to predict. If you try this method buy returnable equipment.
 

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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 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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Hey guys, I'm having trouble installing a Linksys wireless range extender. I am trying to the building that I'm installing it in is old it has thick concrete walls but I can get a 3 bar signal just from the main access point two rooms away. I want to get 4 to 5 bars, in that room. I have went through the autoconfig and that goes just fine. Where I encounter problems is when I go through the setup CD and try to assign the wep encryption to the range extender.

The network:

1 wireless access point 128 wep encryption
2 connected printers (wired)
2 laptops (wired)
1 laptop (wireless)

Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions
 

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Hello, so I recently got my internet back..with a new router..i use a net gear wifi extender because where I have my PlayStation set up, it has poor reception..it's worked before, but since I got this new router I can't connect my extender to my ps4..the router and the wifi extender work perfectly fine.
 

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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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Good morning.

My company provides free WiFi access with minimum security (WEP) for phones, laptops, etc. It has worked well for a couple of years. IT has made some hardware changes/moves which has put my office outside the wireless access point parameters in the building. I have tried connecting with both a Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 laptop, both of which have a/b/g/n (for sure, n) wireless adapter cards.

Question: Is there any hardware or software configuration to extend the signal of my laptop's wireless adapter in order to connect or is that option only available with wifi extenders on the wireless network itself?

Thanks in advance. Larry.
 

A:Solved: WiFi extender at the PC/laptop?

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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™ 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
vicks
 

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So i have a TP link router downstairs and a prolink wireless extender in my room. I pushed the WPS button on the main router and then on the prolink extender and it worked. It automatically connected to the wifi and working. However I want to change some settings on the extender but I can't connect to the IP address of the extender. Which is "192.168.123.253". I can however connect to the default IP address of TP link while I am connected to the extender, which is "192.168.1.1". Does anyone know what I can do to connect to my extender and change the settings?

A:Can't login into my wifi extender's IP address

Hi,

So Run CMD As Administartor and type ipconfig, copy the Default Gateway ip, open chrome and paste it and see if it works

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So... According to several reviews I've read online and partly the manual, I'm supposed to connect to the extender which I've already connected to the network via ethernet cable, however I can't seem to find the extender...
The extender has a factory set IP of 192.168.0.30, and supposedly I'm to try to connect to it using any browser... However I can't connect to it, I've tried some other solutions such as to change my IP to an ip within the same range [the gateway ip of the router is 192.168.1.1] so I tried changing my static IP from 192.168.1.6 to 192.168.0.29 [read it somewhere...] so that I'd be able to access the repeater. A few notes:
WGT624v3 Router
DWL-G710 Repeater
I'm absolutely sure that it's connected, and within wifi range of the router.

Suggestions?
 

A:DWL G710 Troubles [WIFI Signal Extender]

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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
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wire...e54g-wireless-g-range-expander-update?start=1
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 192.168.1.240 , 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 http://192.168.1.240
the login screen comes up.
tab to USERNAME field,(un is blank , (null)
tab to pass word and ... Read more

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Hi everyone

I want to set up an old DSL-G604T Wireless Router as an extender/repeater for my WiFi.
I know that I have to have an Ethernet Cable to do this, so I have set that up between my existing router and my secondary router.

The part that I get confused about is the setup that involves changing the settings in the secondary router (IP address, Subnet Mask, Channel etc...)

I wondered if it would be also possible to make my existing wireless router (which is providing Internet access) to connect with my secondary wireless router in such a way that it comes up as one wireless connection instead of having to switch over between different wireless connections that has the most range.

So overall a Step by Step Guide would certainly help with this.
Thanks

A:Using a DSL-G604T Wireless Router as an extender for my WiFi

You probably will have to have separate names for the 2 networks. As far as settings, you want to connect from one of the LAN ports on the first router to one of the LAN ports on the second router. You then go into the second routers settings and make sure you turn off DHCP, this basically turns it into a wireless switch or AP. You would probably also want to change the 2nd routers IP to the same subnet as the first router but make sure it doesn't end in a 1, like 192.168.1.1. make it .254 or something like that.

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I am using a TP Link WiFi AV500 powerline range extender. It works really well, but I have a problem when using my wireless printer or Google chromecast. The extender routers are cloned to the main router, but the only way I can get the chromecast or wireless printer to work is to disable the extenders (presumably to ensure both devices are going through the same router?).

Any thoughts on why this is and how it can be resolved? Does the chromecast/printer think the routers are different networks, even though cloned?

Thanks
NJF
 

A:Using wireless printer and chromecast on wifi extender

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I have a Verizon Quantum Gateway router and a WCB3000N wifi extender. The router is new, and the extender worked fine with the old router.

What's happening is that there is no "handoff" between the router and the extender. I did a factory reset on the extender, and it's creating its own separate wifi network....which I believe is as it should be. However, when I leave the router wifi range of my home and enter the area where the extender provides the stronger signal, my device (cell phone) does not automatically get picked up by the extender. I have to manually switch to the extender's wifi network.

As mentioned, it's a new router and I have not done any manual configuration to it....just activated it and started using it. After doing the factory reset on the extender, I also have not manually configured it at all.

Any help would be appreciated. Only thing I have tried is to hit the WPS button on the extender and then do the same on the router. I read that it worked for someone, but not for me.
 

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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 - 84.122.200.183
Default Gateway - 84.122.200.1
DNS1: 62.42.230.24
DNS2: 62.42.63.52
Local IP address – 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
Starting IP address – 192.168.1.2
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 Nş – 11
WLAN MAC – 000000000000
Root AP SSID – linksys (using the site survey)
Security – WEP 64 (same encryption key as the router)
IP address – 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
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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So, I live in my parents' basement, and I'm positioned at the very front of the house down here. The router (a Linksys WRT54GL, stock firmware) is down here with me right on my desk along with the cable modem and moving them is not an option. I need the simplest solution possible, perhaps something I can put upstairs on the main floor.

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



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

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

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

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

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Hello,

I currently have the NBN with optus using the the Sagemcomm modem router, it is located at one end of house and front of house has a few wifi weak spots. I am looking to make wifi signal stronger. The sagemcomm is 802.11n, are you able to connect a 802.11ac modem router to this?

What would be best to go, buy a second wireless modem router to connect to Sagemcomm by Ethernet cable or a wifi extender?

For the wireless router modem I have been looking at the TP Link archer D9 and for wifi extender the Netgear Ex7000.

Look forward to your reply, think I am getting myself confused with it all.
 

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I have security cameras in my barn. the computer is in barn. cables run into wifi extender on front of barn. this communicates with wifi extender on back of house. cable runs from this extender through wall and into router by ethernet cable. worked fine for a few months. then i started to have real trouble connecting to internet. I was getting DNS address not found error messages. sometimes cameras will work sometimes not. Called carrier and after 2 hours of trouble shooting they said they had no clue what the problem was. they were not even able to get into router. they said somehow it was blocked and they cant get in. said they never saw this before. they sent me new router and all was well for about 3 months. Now its happening again. This am no internet, no cameras, TV took a long time to come on. Back on phone with carrier, another 2 hours of trouble shooting, found out when I pull wifi cable out of back of router all goes well. they can get into router and i can fly around on internet. Well for cameras to work I need internet to work well. Any idea what this is all about?
 

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