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Q: Router Repeater

Hi everyone,
just a quick question that i hope someone can help me with, because it's really doing my head in.
I have a netgear wireless modem/router, which is on one side of the room, on the other side i need to get an ethernet to my foxtel box.
DSE sold me a Belklin Surf wireless router, which they told me i could setup as a form of repeater, so i can send the wifi across the room to the belkin, then use the ethernet ports to connect to the foxtel box.
Could someone guide me on setting this up?
I think i may be having problems with the network ip addresses?
The main router is set to and the belkin is on the
Thank you in advance to any advice you can give me.

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A: Router Repeater

First off, I've had loads of issues trying to get the Belkin repeater mode to work with anything but another Belkin box. I'd take it back and get a repeater that actually claims to work with all brands. In the Belkin manual, they even specify it's only compatible with other Belkin equipment, or at least they used to.

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

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

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

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

Any one have an idea on how to accomplish this?

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Hi everyone

I have recently moved away from Sky to another provider for my telephony and broadband services, I still have my old Sky router and I was wondering if I can use it as a repeater? There are areas of my house where I get bad wifi signal and it would be good to put the router to some use, the other option being that I throw it out.

It seems fairly locked down and I am no expert, has anyone else done this before? The model number is SR101.

Thanks for reading

A:Can I use my old Sky router as a repeater?

most routers cannot be used as a wireless repeater - although if you can run a cable to the area , you maybe able to use the sky router as a wireless and lan access point

you would need to log into the configuration pages and see if it has a repeater option

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This is quite a specific query so I'm not sure if you folks can help but you've been awesome in the past so I thought I'd try my luck.

I'm in the UK and have Sky Broadband with a Sky Router (Model: SR101), I also have an old Netgear Router (Model: Netgear Wireless-G WGR614 v9). I have a big flat and the wireless won't reach to all areas of the flat so I wanted to set up my old Netgear Router as a repeater but I haven't the faintest idea where to start. To make matters more difficult I have a Mac instead of a PC, the only help I could find online gave advice for PC owners.

Any help anyone can offer me would be most appreciated or if you need further information fell free to ask



A:Setting up a repeater router

Pretty sure that router doesn't have a Repeater (or Range Extender) mode, but check the user manual or the various configuration pages.

If you can run an ethernet cable to the Netgear it can be used as a wireless access point.

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Is it possible to turn my Wireless Router (etec PTI-845G) into a repeater??

Ive been googling it for ages but im getting unclear answers.

Does anyone know with any certainty??

(i dont mind changing firmware etc. as there is no warranty anyway)


A:Solved: Router -----> Repeater???

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I recently bought a new D-Link DIR 615 but I dont get adequate range in the rooms farthest away from the router. I have an old D-Link DIR 634M router which I'm told can be used as a wireless repeater.

I went through several articles that describe connecting the two routers through a LAN cable. However is there a way to do the same without using a cable of any sorts?


A:Wireless Router as a repeater

However is there a way to do the same without using a cable of any sorts?Click to expand...

In the unlikely case that the old router supports wireless bridge (AP client) or repeater (range extender) mode simply use that mode. You can also look to see if any third party firmware exists for the router (e.g., at DD-WRT).

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I am using an AT&T supplied 2wire homeportal 3801 hgv gateway for telephone and wireless functions. The Linksys RE1000 wireless-n range extender does not provide the range needed. Can a Linksys N900 or E3000 wireless N router be used as a repeater? If so, how are the gateway and router to be configured?

A:Using a wireless router as a repeater


modem ==>primary router (wifi on chnl 1)
(a lan slot)
+-----wired connection --(a lan slot) secondary router (wifi on chnl 11)

the secondary wan slot is left empty

* use the same SSID and password on both for simplicity
* config the secondary to NO use DHCP - - this forces the primary to do all assignments

full print/file share is functional in this setup ( I use it myself).

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Hi guys, hoping someone can help me with this,

basically, because of stupid distances between where the internet enters my house, and the girlfriend wanting to use wireless on her laptop in bed (lazy ) i have ran a LAN cable up the stairs and plugged a 2nd router, which is just operating as a switch in to the network to boost the signal, both routers have the same SSID and WPA key, and are set to broadcast on different channels so they dont interfere with each other, which works fine, the problem is basically this:

as i understand it, the PC should automatically connect to whichever one is strongest signal wise, and switch between them if the other one becomes stronger, or if one drops for whatever reason, to test this, i disconnected the secondary router, so far so good, there was no drop of connection it just defaulted to the one which was still on (the gateway), the problem is that when router number 2 was switched back on again, it doesnt switch back to it (even though its the stronger signal, as my desktop which im testing it on is actually sitting next to the 2nd router) yet the moment i disconnect, it finds the stronger signal and on reconnecting will connect to the router its meant to any idea why this is?

A:Using 2nd router as a Wireless repeater,

I believe this is because your computer will only search for a connection if the connection you're currently on stops. I.E. You disconnect, or it disconnects.

In other words, I don't believe that a standard setup will switch between signals when one becomes stronger than another. Once connected, it will stay connected unless it loses that signal. There may be a way to enable this but I don't know how.

I recommend that you create two shortcuts. One for each router. That way, you can switch between the two when you move throughout the house with your laptop.

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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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If I add a password to a router that has never had one, do I just add the same password to another router that I am using as a repeater or wireless access point? They are connected by Ethernet cable and currently configured in this manner and working without the password, but I want to secure my WiFi and be able to use light bulbs and outlets that usually require this passwords.

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I have a very large house with many people using wireless laptops. i used to have verizon internet and I purchased a wlan 11g mini router from radio lads. After it was set up it worked great. I have just switched to comcast internet (my first mistake) and I can't get the mini router to work. Any suggestions?

A:Setting up a repeater router

... and I can't get the mini router to work.Click to expand...

How are you using the router? Your thread title implies Repeater mode. Please be more specific about the problem symptoms. Does the unit seem to power on? If it has any LEDs what are those telling you?

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Hi guys - having found a couple of sites on the net with instructions on how to do this, I did the following -

1. disabled DHCP on the AP (a Billion Bipac 7800N).
2. I gave it an IP address in the range required by my main router (BT Homehub 3), but outside the range served up by the Homehub's DHCP server.
3. set WPA2 security in the AP to the same as the BT router.

Now, my wireless devices can see the Billion, but can't get an IP address from the BT router.

What have I done wrong/missed?

One thing I don't understand is how the AP is supposed to know it's repeating the BT's signal....

Any help appreciated.


A:Using old router as wireless AP/repeater

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I have a modem, ethernet to my laptop works fine.
I am using a repeater in AP mode to have wifi in my apt. I configured the repeater in AP mode, this is connect ethernet to the AP and broadcast wifi.
I havent being able to connec to internet using this, windows says there is an IP error, and I cant figure out why.
I tried this things:
set the ip address of my AP to the one my computer got and turned on DHCP on my AP as a server.
I can connect to the AP but I dont have internet access.
Is this not possible and I do need an actual router?
Thank you

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I have a netgear WNR2000v3 router. My computer connects to the router fine, but today, my iphone no longer can connect to the router. It connects to the repeater fine (which is an old netgear router that I installed dd-wrt on and turned into a repeater), but not the main router. In the iphone settings, the router shows up with full strength, but all the IP Address and that is blank. I recently had trouble with my internet connection and the cable company reset my modem, but I have connected to the router on my phone since then, just not today. Do you have any idea why this might be happening?

ETA: I did finally get it connected by manually entering the name of the router. Is it possible that my router is limiting the number of devices connected to it? Because now that I have my phone connecting to that wifi, I'm unable to access a laptop computer through splashtop streamer, when I could reach it before I connected to the router with my phone.

A:Can connect to repeater, but not main router

ETA: I did finally get it connected by manually entering the name of the router. Is it possible that my router is limiting the number of devices connected to it? Because now that I have my phone connecting to that wifi, I'm unable to access a laptop computer through splashtop streamer, when I could reach it before I connected to the router with my phoneClick to expand...

it may be restricting numbers

do you have PC connected to the main router at all?
if so can we see an ipconfig /all
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automat... Read more

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I bought a router/repeater. I have had programming issues. I contacted the mfgr, but they are in China (of course) & cannot set up a chat session for them to walk me thru this. I am NOT tech suavey & even have trouble locating area in my computer. I have followed their screen shots on what to do, but then loose my internet connection.....I NEED HELP!!!!

A:Router/Repeater programming issues

Please tell us the exact brand and model of this "router/repeater."

What kind of programming are you attempting? What issues have you had?

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Hi guys,

I seem to be having a hard time with a Buffalo WLA2-G54L Wireless router and the WLA2-G54C Buffalo Repeater. The router is connected to cable modem and runs fine. I'm using a laptop with Win XP with SP 2...system has no viruses or spyware..all drivers updated..I am able to connect to the wireless router and surf no problem, but when I walk outside in the garage, the signal drops off, so I decided to pick up the repeater...

I enabled the Bridge on the router and repeater and input the MAC address from the Repeater into the router and did the same for the repeater (MAC Address of router into Repeater), I also have the SSID different and channels different and no encryption (off). Rebooted both items after the changes and the laptop is able to see both the repeater and router SSID and I connect to the repeater SSID and can get a DHCP IP from the router, but cannot surf (page times out)..If I disconnect from repeater SSID and connect to the router SSID, I can surf no problem, but weak to no signal (in garage)

So, I thought maybe the SSID and channels needs to be the same, so I named SSID the same name and used channel 9 for both, now I only see one SSID and the signal will fluctuate between very low (router) and excellent (repeater), when I have a "very low" connection, I can surf, but if I move farther away and the signal switches to "excellent" which I'm guessing is the repeater, I can't surf anymore, but can release/renew IP??

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First off, thanks so much to all those who problem solve in these forums. What a fantastic service!

My problem is as follows: I have a good wifi router in my house that provides strong signals within its range. However, I have a fairly distant room that receives a much weaker signal, so I installed a Huawei WS320 repeater in that room.

This works well and provides a strong signal to android mobile phones in the room and an iMac. The problem is with a Presario CQ61 laptop. The laptop generally detects the repeaterís signal when itís booted up, but, after a short time Ė often no more than a couple of minutes Ė it will drop the repeaterís signal and then, after a minute or so, reconnect, sometimes back to the repeater, but more often to the much weaker signal from the more distant main router.

If I turn the repeater off and then on again and also disconnect and reconnect the laptop from the internet, it will usually pick up the repeaterís signal again and get a strong signal, but the whole disconnect/reconnect begins again after a short time.

Any help would be great.


A:Solved: Router repeater problem

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i'm using a belkin router G and i have a Riger router (a stupid brand)....can i make a repeater using the Riger router?...

A:can i make a repeater with a different brand router?

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I'm having trouble getting my wireless network (Belkin / N Wireless Router F5D8236-4v1) to reach the extremities of my home and was given a Netcomm N Extender (NP124).

I maintain Mac address filtering on the router (have entered the Mac address for the estender in the router).

Trouble is that when I try to set up the Netwcomm, it manages to do the site survey alright and comes up with the network SSID, encryption settings etc. I enter the passcode for the nework and fireup the auto connect and it fails with avery helpful (not) message telling me there is something wrong with my settings.
I've checked all he settings , tried manual connection instead of the "quick" connect but nothing works. It gives me a MAC address, tells me the network is found but won't connect because "something is wrong".

I've updated the firmware on both router and extender to no avail.

I wonder if anyone out there might be able to help.


A:Netcomm Repeater on a Belkin N Router

Try w/o encryption.

What does the Belkin router user guide say about "Repeater" or "Range Extender"? It may only work with particular (Belkin) devices.

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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 have a new netgear MIMO adsl router (dg834pn) which has helped address most of the dead spots in my old brick built house. I now have a dg834g (wireless 4-port adsl) router going spare.

Can I hook up a length of RJ45 from the MIMO box to the old router and use the old one as a wireless repeater for the one area in the house the MIMO won't reach? If so how would I go about it? If it can't be done in plain english it's going to be beyond me!

thanks in advance

A:Can I use a spare wireless router as a repeater?

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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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Hi... Bought a TP-Link 108M router to use it as repeater along with my Utsracom (Type-II modem ) , trying to configure it... couldnt do it.. can anyone help me out pls........
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A:Help me to Configure a TP Link Router as Repeater.....

tell us what did you do when trying to configure it?

u got my pm,pls chck

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I live in an apartment on the 2nd floor. The Router is on the 1st floor. So the WIFI signal is really low therefor its barely usable. The landlord gave me a WIFI Repeater to extend the connection/signal. But I cant place the repeater closer to my room because it needs to reach the router?s WIFI signal to be able to repeat it. Because of that it didn?t make much of a difference. So I have an old router and I tried connecting the router to the repeater using the Router to Router method via Ethernet cable. It worked for some time and then an error would pop up DNS cannot be found. Rebooting the old router helps but it?s not a permanent fix, because after awhile the error shows up again. At this point I tried twitching with the settings but no success. I tried searching to find a solution and I asked on some known tech forums as well but again I found nothing. Now I?m thinking of using a network switch to be able to have a LAN connection on my laptop and computer, because the repeater only has one LAN port. So will it work if I'll connect the repeater to a network switch via Ethernet cable? If it would, can I connect the switch to the old router via Ethernet cable?

I want to say thank you in Advance!

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Hello everyone,

I've been researching this for about an hour trying to figure out the best way to do this.

I'm an EMT and I work 24 hour shifts. We have a station in a business complex and there is a restaurant across the street with free wifi. We can connect to it, but barely. We get low speed and frequent disconnects. They know we use it and they don't mind. We pretty much eat there daily anyway.

I had an old omni directional antenna laying around, and made a cantenna with it. What I want to do is buy a cheap router with two antennas and replace one of the antennas with the cantenna. That way I could use the cantenna to reach the free wifi, and the non-directional antenna to broadcast to our station.

Now, I also have an xbox in the station that I would like to connect to the same router through ethernet.

So, my question is, can I connect my xbox through ethernet to the same router I'm using as a repeater? Thats what I couldn't find info on. If I can't then I'll probably end up buying a xbox wireless dongle and hooking up my cantenna to it.


A:Use Router as Repeater Wireless and Wired

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Does anyone think this is possible, im having trouble getting a connection in my room, have an old wireless router sitting around thinking about doing some modding.

thanks guys

A:Turning a wireless router into a repeater?

If the router supports it, then yes. If not, then no. Simple
You may be able to use some custom firmware like OpenWRT to get WDS support.

In any case, WDS does not support WPA encryption so your repeated wireless network will be much less secure.

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I have been forced to change broadband suppliers and as part of the deal - they are supplying a wireless modem/router to be used.
I want to continue to use my d-link604+ as that router has 4 lan connections whcih i currently use three.

I have poor signal strength at the back of the house and i would like to use the new actiontec router as a repeater elsewhere in the house.

Is this possible and if so, how could I configure the new Actiontec GT701-WG wireless router/modem to be a repeater?? (it has 1 USB amd 1 LAN connection


A:Solved: making a modem/router into a repeater

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My grand daughter has come to visit for the remainder of the summer, and as is typical with many 14 year olds, wants to connect to the internet where she can communicate with friends at home in Fayetteville, Ark,, 600 miles from my home in Pensacola, Fl. I currently have a wireless network in my home, using a Linksys WRTU54G-TM wireless router. The problem is that the signal back in her bedroom is so weak, she can barely use the internet. I had purchased a Hawking bi-directional antenna for the desktop in her room that is supposed to have 15 db gain, but, after connecting it to her adapter, I had no signal. Further inspection revealed a broken wire inside the connector of the antenna. I went to Wal Mart to see if I could find a repeater for my network, and the only thing I found was a Netgear WNR2000 router that states on the box,"configurable as a wireless repeater to extend range". After reading the instructions, I am left scratching my head saying, HUH. I am very knowledgeable building and maintaining computers, but have no knowledge of wireless networks, except for the basic installation of a wireless net using one router. Can anyone send me to a site that might can educate me on how to do this? I googled it, but came up empty handed. Thanks for responding to this long read.


A:Setting up Netgear WNR2000 router as a repeater

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I will try to make this as short as possible:

Main Computer wired in office on second floor on east side of house
Wireless Laptop in family room on 1st floor on west side of house
Xbox360 wireless in family room on 1st floor on west side of house
House is approximatly 2400 sq foot and the signal travels the floor and appoximately two walls.

I have a Linksys WRT54GC Router and I have a Linksys WRE54g repeater(new item I tried to increase signal).

My goal is to get 4 full bars to the xbox and stream video from my office PC to my Xbox smoothly. With this repeater, I get the full bars BUT the limitation of the repeater(cutting the streaming speed almost in half) causes stuttering video to my xbox. Without the repeater I can get 2 bars to my xbox on a good night, sometimes it is only one, telling me the signal is too weak.

I have a couple of ideas but I am not sure which will work the best. Should I get a new G router with the "Range Booster" feature(does this really work)? Are there other Repeaters on the market that do NOT cut the streaming speed in half? If so what are they?

Or should I look at getting a powerline ethernet adapter and connect my xbox directly to my router that way?

A:Solved: New Router, New Repeater or New Powerline Adapter???

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Hello again, Techguy. I hope you can solve this problem I'm having, just like any other issues that I have submitted to you in the past. Thanks for that, BTW.

I'm going to include as much detail as possible, since I'm not sure if my situation is a unique one.

I just started renting a basement apartment. I am using a network adapter to connect to the internet via the router of the ppl that I am renting from, who live upstairs.

I have a router that I would like to use as an extender, since I would like to have a stronger connection/signal.

Now, obviously I don't have access to my landlord's router. Also, my router does not have a 'wireless bridging' option.

Is there a way I can configure my router to aid as a repeater, or should I just invest in a better network adapter? The one I have is a belkin micro N150.

Thanks in advance.

Jeff Ferris

A:Not sure if I can use my router as a repeater...I am renting a basement apartment

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I have a similar problem to thread with same name dated 31-Jul-2010-that is now closed. I'm using Qwest internet with Actiontec PK5000, and I have to use my Netgear WNR2000v3 as a repeater.The Netgear is working as a repeater however I can't get internet through the LAN connections on the repeater. After checking the settings over and over again I'm beginning to think the repeater will only work with wifi. I need to hook up my desktop in the office, DirectTV, and Blueray player LAN connections to my repeater. If their is something you might know about that I am overlooking, any help is greatly appreciated.


A:Setting up Netgear WNR2000 router as a repeater

To use the ethernet you may have to use Wireless Bridge (or AP Client) mode. I don't know if it can work as a Repeater and Wireless Bridge at the same time.

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Our current Technicolor Modem/Router does not have the wifi range to reach my laptop at my apartment at the house's backyard I recently bought from CompUSA a NetGear NR2000 v3 router which has a repeater function. But so far the results have been less than stellar so the question is do this router only works as a repeater of the same model and brand of router or is it even possible for it to work with a modem/router combo unit such as the Technicolor?

A:Is it possible to connect as a repeater a Netgear 2000 v3 router to a DSL modem?

If it has a Repeater mode it should work regardless of the brand of the other WAP or wireless router (unless the manual says that it doesn't). But can be much tougher to get working. Do you have it positioned at a place where the laptop gets a strong signal?

Is your problem with getting the Netgear to connect/repeat? Or its signal strength is too low when you try to use the laptop at the desired location? Or ... ?

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Hi Guy

I don't know if you guys can help me I have an
Huawei WS323 UK (3-in-1 Router/Repeater/Client) when it is in Repeater mode I have a problem it's working fine at first but when my Wifi is off on my iPhone, Tablet etc.. When I turn my wifi on it keeps saying obtaining IP address then it says connection failed it tries to connect to my router while the wifi Repeater is on then what I do to resolve this I turn the wifi repeat on and off and that helps but I don't want to do that is there anyway I can fix this.

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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.

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

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ok I have logged in my router & clicked the repeater mode. whats the next step. BTW I am a complete newby to networking.

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I am using a TP-Link TD-W8960N as my main router with ADSL connection.

It works fine but on the top floor our signal is pretty low.

I want to us the Thomson SpeedTouch TG587nv2 (O2 Wireless box IV) as a secondary wireless repeater.

I can't use a ethernet cable between them. I want to make a wireless bridge or use WDS.

Please can someone give me advice on how to do this?

Thanks very much

A:Using the Thomson SpeedTouch TG587nv2 as a secondary wireless router/repeater?

user manual here

does not look like you can

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Hi, I bought and set up a wireless extender to sever the back of my house.

I have two android devices that connect with no problem whatsoever and a windows PC that can't get internet access.

For my android device I didn't have to change anything to connect, they found the extender and connected immediately, my PC however runs through a wireless gaming adapter which it connects to via USB.

As far as I can tell I shouldn't have to change anything there either but for some reason my computer, while it can connect to the range extender if given the right up settings cannot access the internet, I'm not sure what to do now.

Sorry if this is a bit short, I'm using my tablet.

PC windows 7

Gaming adapter Belkin Wireless G model F5D7330

Range xtender tp link range extender wa830re

Router virgin superhub with Wpa2 Aes key

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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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ok i setup a mimo netgear router. all the settings are pretty much factor settings. but the range isn't good enough to reach one of the rooms in a huge house. so i bought the wpn802 access point because i know it has repeater mode. i spent 5 hours and could not get the damn thing to work. the closest i ever got was i was able to log into the router and under attached devices see the access point but no IP was being assigned to it. ive tried almost everything i can think of. the obvious: i made sure both units were on the same ip for instance router is and the repeater is or whatever and i also made sure both SSID matched. other than that there are not many other options in the access point you can change. does anyone have any experience with these things. all i want is for the access point to extend the range of the netgear mimo router.

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I don't have access to the hardware right now, but the plan is to use a D-Link 301 wireless router as a repeater so that the laptop in the upstairs (3rd floor) bedroom can reach the netgear wireless modem/router that connects to the internet. (Ground floor)
Currently, the netgear wireless signal is detacted on the middle floor, but not on the upper floor of the house.
Is this possible?
Where might I find information on this?
I have tried Google, but have not had any luck finding the information I need.

A:Solved: Using a wireless router as a repeater for a wireless netowrk

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Hello everyone. I've been having trouble receiving a constant singal from my wireless router when trying to access it with my iPhone from the other side of the house. I recently bought a d-link repeater, and the set up was smooth, everything works and I have full bars in the back room now.

Now, for the problem. If I start in the living room (that is close to the wireless router) and then move to the back bedroom (where the repeater works) it seems to want to keep connecting to the wireless router. It will still display full bars, but I think it's getting hooked up on switching the devices. If I go to the settings, disable the WiFi then turn it back on, everything works well. But the problem works in reverse too. If I start at the repeater side of the house, and move to the router side, I have to do the same process again, turn off WiFi (on the phone) and reenable it, then it's all good again, until I move into the repeaters range again.

Is this a problem with the iPhone's programming to where it can't seamlessly switch from router to repeater or the other way around? Are repeaters even designed to function this way or are they meant for stationary devices? Is it a problem with the way I set the repeater up? Do I need to, or is there any way to change the settings on either device to fool the iPhone into thinking it's on the same device the whole time? Should I set it up as a AP? Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

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A:Iphone, wireless router, and a wireless repeater

I don't know about the repeater, but I configure my secondary routers to use the same SSID and encryption key and just a different channel. This makes them appear as one network, and Windows picks the strongest AP.

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

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

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


A:Dir 655 as repeater

no, that router does not have wifi repeater capability

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

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

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

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

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


Not an expert in bridge mode
BUT i think you are looking to setup as a wireless bridge
and the bridge mode here is to disable the router and just have the modem/router combination act as a modem only.
this enables you to then connect 3rd part routers up to the device
(happy for some one to correct me - but thats my understanding)
see user manual here
see page 25
turns off the router function

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

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

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

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


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Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

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

This is the scenario.

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

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

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

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

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

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