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LAN port doesn't connect to WiFi extender?

Q: LAN port doesn't connect to WiFi extender?

LAN port doesn't connect to WiFi extender?
Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
Supermicro X8DTU-F with Intel 82576 port
Cable modem
Wireless router NETGEAR WNDR4300
Extender NETGEAR WN2500RP

I connect wirelessly (WiFi) to the router. I can use a USB WiFi adapter but it's slow. Using the extender is twice as fast. So I'm connected via an ethernet cable from my computer's LAN port to the extender. The extender uses the 5 GHz channel to the wireless
router. I disable the extender as a WiFi access point, since I'm only connecting through the LAN port.

Problem is... Apparently some configuration is arbitrarily lost or takes time to rebuild after restarting my PC or after some other event. My guess is that the LAN port has trouble reconnecting to the extender. Or maybe the extender has to reconnect with the
router after an extended period of no traffic?

I tried updating the motherboard's LAN driver, but seems it's the most current version. I leave the extender on and it still happens.

I could use some leads.

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: LAN port doesn't connect to WiFi extender?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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Spoiler (Highlight to read)  I can connect from the Wifi from router but my room is too far from the router then I bought TOTO Link Wifi Range Extender EX750 in hope that I can use the Wifi in my room but my notebook refuse to connect to this Wifi Range Extender but my desktop in my room can connect to this Wifi range extender without any problem.  Would you please be so kind and share your idea?  http://www.totolink.net/sub/product/detail.asp?product_num=100136

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

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

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I am ready to give up on HP AND Windows 7.  My laptop worked fine until a week ago - did all - reset router, plugged HP 15 laptop into router....wireless has stopped working - low signal sometimes if I spend hours removing and reinstalling, etc.
 
Reinstalled network adapter - have Kaspersky 2017 - tried turning it off.  Using Windows Firewall - tried turning off.
 
Keeps saying network adapter has invalid IP config.  Laptop of my husband next to mine is working fine!  Same settings.
 
Have done EVERYTHING.....running HP Network Diagnostics....same errors - problem w/wireless adapter or access point and "wireless connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration.
 
Previously I used to see my neighbors wifi network names in the bar at the bottom where the wireless strength shows.  Now only see my computer/homegroup (which I also deleted and reset umpteen times)....is this a clue?
 
Thank you.

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Wifi doesn't connect when i move away from wifi router. I have a wifi router installed in my drawing room where i get good browsing speed on phones and laptops. But the problem starts when i take my laptop from drawing room to my bedroom which is not more than 5 mtrs from router. Wifi signal drops to zero on laptop whereas it remains decent on phones. Earlier my laptop used to connect in bedroom as well..This is happening lately. Is there any solution?

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HiHad this laptop for a few weeks now and never had trouble connecting to wifi at home. But today I am unable to connect to wifi and I did a troubleshoot and it says that the problem is - 'WiFi doesn't have a valid IP configuration'I know the problem is my laptop and not the wifi as it is working fine on my iPad.Can someone help please?Thanks,Dee

A:Can't connect to wifi - 'wifi doesn't have a valid IP config...

Hi there @Dee85 Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are having troubles with connecting to your home network; I am happy to help. Have you tried connecting to a different network with this notebook?Does the wifi (available connections) show up on your notebook at all?Have you tried resetting your wireless router? The error you are getting sounds like the router is not passing on a local IP address to your notebook. The problem could be on either side of that. Try working through these.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 8)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter:Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test. Forget the network: (Windows 8)1. Press Windows Key + C2. Click Settings.3. Click Change PC settings.4. Click Network on the left.5. Click Manage known networks.6. Click the network name.7. Click Forget.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the wi... Read more

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Hi,My brand new Yoga 720-15 IKB doesn't connect to my workplace wifi network which is a Mikrotik network. It does though connect to my home network or a mobile hotspot and works fine with them. I have installed all Windows 10 updates and Lenovo Companion updates. I have manually updated wifi card driver, I have also tried deleting network card and installing it again - but no success. Still doesn't connect to this one particular network in my workplace.To make it stranger my coworker has the same brand new Yoga 720, the only difference is that mine Yoga is grey and his is platinium color. We discovered also that two, supposedly the same computers  have different network cards (he has Intel, I have Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A. This is a bit weird).I have also found out his Yoga connects easily to VPN at our workplace, my doesn't.Any ideas how to solve it? EDIT: my current network card driver is 12.0.0.295

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So this might be pretty long but this is all that has happened so far. So my laptop which is a HP DM4 it was fine nd everything but it would shut itself off but i had it plugged in and everything then when i went to turn it bck on it said to put a recovery disc so i went on my mom's laptop nd downloaded that nd burned it and used it. It reinstalled Windows 7 but when it would boot up it would look like Windows 7 but the log on screen nd home screen would look like Windows XP so i been downloading drivers since i dnt have most the stuff i need nd i got Areo nd it looks like Windows 7 again but the clock nd those icons still look like XP like it shows a computer instead of wifi bars. So problem is now that my internet button doesnt work for wifi nd there is no networks to connect too nd some drivers are missing which ive tried so many things nd not getting anywhere. Idk what i did though but out of the times i was trying to download windows 7 i finally got windows 7 home premium up but it was all black nd said it was an ungenuine copy nd was on a temporary account nd everything would get deleted after logging off. After i shut dwn it made me reinstall windows nd now ive tried to get bck to the black screen one but it just goes ito the XP looking one.

A:No drivers/internet/ethernet port to connect to wifi

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. No idea where you Downloaded Windows from .. But it looks like a corrupt Install .. Your should start again .. Read the Link below and follow the Instructions step by step .. Every thing is in the Link you need to get the perfect Install including the Link for the Download ISO for Windows .. If you Post the exact Model Number of your Laptop ... I will find any Drivers that are missing after the Re-install .. Windows should find most of them if you run the Updates ..
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Why doesn't my ds connect to wifi? Help me!
 

A:Why doesn't my ds connect to wifi?

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Hello, my friend is having trouble with her laptop. Seems that for some reason her WiFi just stopped connecting to her router.

When I check out the connection it says "Limited Connection" or "Local Only"

She has a HP Pavilion DV6000 running Vista Home Premium.

nForce network controler 65.6.5.0 3/6/2007

Service Pack 1.

Any ideas?
 

A:WiFi Suddenly doesn't connect

Have you tried to reset the connection of the laptop.
 

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I get a wifi signal and says I am connected. Yet when I launch the browser it says, not connected, even though the wifi connector says I am. Whats the deal? Thanks.

A:WIFI on, Website doesn't connect

The WiFi connected only means that you are connected to the router It maybe that you are not connected to the internet due to a fault with the router or it's settings

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Cannot connect to the internet. Wifi doesn't have a valid IP configuration is the error message I get from the troubleshooter.

A:Won't connect to internet. Receiving wifi doesn't have a val...

Correction. This a 64 bit

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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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So my ipod touch does not want to connect to any wifi network that requires a logon page, as in an html web page where you are required to enter details to access a wifi hotspot.

I have one of these at work which I can access for free and it was working fine up until a week ago. Now it wont connect to any internet that requires an html logon page, not just the one at my work.

I should say that it does actually connect to the network it just wont log on to the login page, therefore the ipod assumes that it does not connect to the internet.

It still connects to my home network just fine.

Any ideas?
Cheers
James
 

A:Ipod touch doesn't wanna connect to wifi!!

Nope, because you need to be connected to a network in order to open the page in order to login?

Try connecting to the network, going to the page in Safari manually and login?
 

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When I tap network services, all I see is the airplane mode button. I don't see any wifi options. I updated my intel wrieless drivers to the most recent setting, and I'm on the newest bios. Any ideas would be helpful! Thanks.

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Hi all,

I followed this tutorial, and after playing around with it for a couple of days, decided to remove the ad-hoc network through the manage networks window. After removing it, I have been unable to connect to any wireless networks, I've tried deleting the profile and creating a new one, reinstalling the driver, updating the driver, nothing seems to work. I really really do not want to do a reinstall, and I was hoping you guys could help me get my wireless back up and running. Right now I'm using wired, which will work for a while, but I'd still prefer to get wireless working, since my wired isn't in the most convenient location.....I have an Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN adapter on my ASUS UL20A-A1 laptop.

Thanks for the help !

-McDougal

A:WiFi doesn't connect after creating/deleting an ad-hoc network

Try running this batch file which will reset winsock, reset the TCP/IP stack and release renew your IP.

If this doesn't get it working then please post a screen shot of your ipconfig /all .



Download Renew IP + Reset Winsock Batch File

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We just got an Asus EEE netbook that has Windows 7 Starter edition on it.

An annoying problem with it is that even after setting our home wifi as the Home wifi connection, and I seem to remember also specifying that it should connect automatically in some dialog box during first-time setup, it defaults to needing to be manually connected every time. And there is no option anywhere to be found to set it for Auto. So I can not reset it to auto. There is no option available to do it anywhere that I can find.

To vent just a little: how could such a really obvious flaw like this go out to market? OK that's a rhetorical question. Of course a NETbook ought to be able to have its wifi set to connect automatically. It looks to me like some overzealous programmer has written in a non-overrideable default setting of 'manual connect' on this. Thanks, guy.

I searched online for a solution to this and could not find anything. There was one set of instructions I did find that supposedly pertained to both Vista and Win 7, but I hit a dead end because a folder it told me to go to (WLANServices) did not exist in this Win7 Starter version I have.

Also if anyone has the name and address of the programmer, that would be good too. I have a bag of something I want to mail to him.

thanks for any help

A:Windows 7 Starter: Wifi doesn't auto-connect at startup

Never mind ... I managed to locate the checkbox for it, and set it to automatically connect at startup. It works now.

Thanks.

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I recently just bought a Netcomm NP124 wireless extender as a computer on the other side of my house does not get within the range of my routers wireless.
So i have opened the package and followed the step by step manual of how to set it up. it is as follows:

1. to initially set up the product we recommend you plug the NP124 into a power socket near both you existing router and computer (DONE successfully)

2. Plug the supplied Ethernet cable into your NP124 and connect the other end to the computer (DONE successfully)

*this is where the problem lies*

3. you can connect your devises through the web user interface. to open the web browser (internet explorer, Firefox, etc) and type 192.168.20.1 into the address bar and hit enter.

4. When prompted add in the username and password.

Before i keep going i must tell you that my desktop computer doesnt have wireless but my modem/router does so i connect my computer to my router via an ethernet cable

There are further steps but i cannot get past step 3. When i attempt to type the IP in the URL it says
"problem loading page", "unable to connect". At all times my phone line is connected to my modem/router. These are the cable variations i have tried:

a) -ethernet from computer to NP124
-No ethernet connection from modem/router to computer
**this is the procedure outlines in the manual, does the manual assume i have a wireless connection
to the internet in my desktop?**

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A:Cannot connect to Netcomm Wireless N Extender? (ip doesnt connect)?

sounds like the unit maybe faulty
the setup guide is here
http://media.netcomm.com.au/public/...88057/NP124-Wireless-Repeater-Setup-Guide.pdf

you are just typing the IP address
192.168.20.1
http://192.168.20.1
and not anything else - like www.

try a reset and see if that helps

full user guide
http://media.netcomm.com.au/public/assets/pdf_file/0018/70173/NP124-User-Guide.pdf
setup on page 10
reset on page 6

Press the Reset button for 5 seconds to restore the NP124 to factory default settingsClick to expand...
 

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Whenever I unplug from the router and go upstairs, I can't connect to my wi-fi. The problem also persists downstairs unless I am connected by ethernet. It's been happening for about 2 days. At first the wi-fi would jump in and out randomly and quickly but now it simply wont connect. Is it a virus or how can I fix it?
 

A:Wifi doesn't connect unless directly connected to router by ethernet cable

You might just need to restart your router / WiFI AP to resolve that issue.
 

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Product Name: Hp Omen 15
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Wifi card: Intel Wireless-N 7260

Hi guys,
since some days my wifi has stopped working.
If I click on Wifi icon it shows only ONE (max two) NETWORK:

And I live in a building with 20+ networks, as you can see from WiFi Analyzer (I'm the red one on the right)
If I deactive/reactive Wifi with fn+f12, it goes to Airplane mode and to Wifi mode again and it eventually shows all the networks:

My Wifi is on the top. If it's saved, Windows connects to it and then it drops the connection; if it's not saved and I try to connect, it says "You're not able to connect to this network".
The fun fact is that after some seconds every network disappear and only one is showed (probably the neighbour one..I dunno).

I've already tried to HARD-RESET the notebook keeping the power button for 10/15sec with the laptop turned off.
I've already tried to follow these instructions (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04649175) updating drivers (Intel 18.12.0.3, 18.12.1.2, 18.30.0.9 [Windows 10 default], 18.32.0 [Lastest drivers]) with no success. Everytime I install a new drivers, I uninstalled the previous one + Wireless software + reboot.

I tried to uncheked "Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power" on my Wifi hardware settings without success.

The HP Network support says I didn't choose a Wifi (Really? The problem is I don't see my Wifi on the list!).

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A:Wifi stop working. Win10 shows only one network and it doesn't connect

I did a restore factory with HP recovery (I've a dedicated drive for it) and....it worked!
I had to upgrade Win8.1 to 10, but the Wifi problem is solved!

I'm still guessing which was the problem...
Now I'm running Intel drivers ver. 18.30.0.9 and all the networks are working.

In the next days I'm trying to check the linux problem (the factory reset deleted Elementary partition).

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the workstation has 3x DisplayPort and nothing else. we can use a DP - HDMI cable and everything works fine. what we want to achieve is using this cable to plug into an active HDMI  extender which plugs into the back of the monitor. we have three monitors, one local to the PC which uses a passive DP to DVI converter, this works fine. the other two monitors need to be run over the extenders but we cannot get them to work. would we need an active converter to get the DP signal to HDMI because we are using an extender or is there something else that we've missed?

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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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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 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 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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If some can please help me. I've been working on this for several days and I'm a noob.

I'm trying to setup CCTV DVR Security Cameras in my camp. I am getting wireless from my

relative's camp next door with an Alfa wireless usb adapter AWUSO36H connected to a Alfa

router/Repeater R36, using this as a hotspot for my camp.. The relative's camp has a Time

Warner Cable Ubee Modem/Router.
I am getting internet with no issues but I can't access the Network DVR. I did go to

http://www.canyouseeme.org/ and all my ports are open. ex (ports 80, 34599,10000)

(R1) Ubee Modem/Router
Gateway - Information
INTERNET SETTINGS
Internet IP Address: 67.248.xxx.xxx
Subnet Mask: 255.255.248.0
Default Gateway: 67.248.200.1
DNS:
209.18.47.61
209.18.47.62
I have Forwarded all 3 ports to 192.168.0.2
Also setup DMZ: 192.168.0.2

LOCAL SETTINGS
Gateway IP Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255. 0
DHCP Server: Enabled
NAT : Enabled
Wireless Status : Enabled
Operating Mode: Gateway mode
Private IP Range: 192.168.0.3 through 192.168.0.254
Public IP Range: 0.0.0.0 through 0.0.0.0

(R2) Alfa R36 Router/Reapter
Static Wan Mode
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway 192.168.0.1
Primary DNS Server 209.18.47.61 Secondary DNS Server

209.18.47.62
I have forwarded all 3 ports to 192.168.2.100
Also setup DMZ: 192.168.0.1

LAN Setup
IP Address 192.168.2.1
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

DHCP Setup
DHCP Server --->Enabled
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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