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Q: Linksys wifi network extender

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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some files play fine on both (desktop dual 22"monitors, and sony hd720p projector, other files only on desktop, then on projector via extender (linksys dma2200) reads "cannot play video" possible codec or file corruption"
doesn't make sense to me any help?
got all the shark codec package with quicklite
associated all media files to default open with media center.
appreciate any help, driving me nuts

A:linksys extender for wvx64 files play on desktop but not extender (projector)

Originally Posted by jaywilliams


some files play fine on both (desktop dual 22"monitors, and sony hd720p projector, other files only on desktop, then on projector via extender (linksys dma2200) reads "cannot play video" possible codec or file corruption"
doesn't make sense to me any help?
got all the shark codec package with quicklite
associated all media files to default open with media center.
appreciate any help, driving me nuts



you may have the codecs on the desktop but not the extender, the extender is the device playing the files, not your desktop, all your desktop is doing is streaming it to the extender. to fix this, you will need to find software to decode the files and play them streamed on the fly, i used to use this software to play every type of file on my 360, before the update to play avi files came out, and it still works, give it time to decode the files first and you will be pleasantly surprised.
http://tversity.com/

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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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How do I properly setup a Linksys wifi router to work behind a network.

what ive done so far:

1. Turned off DHCP on the wifi, since my network already has DHCP
2. Turned off NAT service on the wifi
3. Turned DHCP configuration on the wifi so that the existing network will asign IP

I can connect to WIFI but cannot get internet. At first I was able to, aftter turning it off and turning it back ON, I cant get internet. Is my configuration correct?
 

A:Configure Linksys Wifi behind a network

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 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. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-conflicting channel. I recommend channels 1, 6, or 11 for use for the best results.

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 layer) and configures the router as a switch (o... Read more

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I have a linksys WRT300N which i want to extend the network wirelessly. i tried using an airport express with supports 802.11n but that didn't work.

is there any way to extend my network wirelessly
 

A:Linksys wireless extender

Isn't that unit a router and not a range extender?

Peace...
 

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Hi All

I have recently renewed my Linksys WRT54G router and need to security protect my home wifi network. When I access the router admin panel and go to Wireless > Wireless Security > Security Mods, I see the following options:

Disable (currently selected)
WPA Personal
WPA Enterprise
WPA2 personal
WPA2 Enterprise
RADIUS
WEP

I assume the mode I need is WEP, but when I select that I am faced with another screen of options, and it is this screen I need information on please (see screenshot).

Which Transmit Key should I select, which WEP encryption should I select, and what passphrase should I use...? Also, when I then do this, what will happen to the laptops on my network when they try to access the internet? Will they be prompted to enter the 4 keys that are generated? Will this be just once, or each time they access the net?

Thanks all.
 

A:Home WiFi Network security using Linksys WRT54G router

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Having trouble connecting Linksys WMCE54AG via Dlink Wireless router.
 

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Hi
I am in need of help to set up a new Linksys Media Extender, I have gone through the initial stages but when I get to the pc set up part the extender is not recognised. Thanks in anticipation

Windows home Vista
 

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i have a linksys wre54g range extender. i got it set up per instructions and it worked fine for awhile but now the the "link" light goes from blue to red for a short time, then back to both blinking blue which blue is where they should constantly be. i have 3 pc's running win xp home, one the basestation wired to the router, other one is a wireless toshiba laptop with 802.11g in it and another pc with a wireless card installed. i called linksys and went thru the instructions and it worked for awhile now it's doing the same thing with the "link" red light keeps blinking then it goes to blue for a short time, then red again.the "activity" light stays blue all the time.
i unplugged it, then went thru the same proceedure i did when i talked to linksys and the red light keeps coming on and off. anyone know what to do?
thanks, Jim
 

A:linksys wireless range extender

Try setting it up using satic address for the all the PC's.
 

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My mother-in-law bought a WRE for the house since most of us are using wireless internet. I've come across a problem while trying to get the WRE "installed". I try to run the software on the cd linksys supplied and it gets to the point where it starts making "a site survey" (no idea what that means). It gets to 90%, then it says "site survey failed". Anyone know what the issue is and/or how to fix this?
 

A:Linksys Wireless Range Extender

What's a WIRE?
 

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I have a linksys DMA 2100 Media Center Extender and everything seems to be set up right but I can't seem to get a picture or anything on my T.V. I have the red, yellow, white wires connected to the tv. The ethernet cord plugged in and the power cord plugged in. I have checked all of the inputs and channels on the tv it just doesn't seem to work. Anyone know how to fix it?
 

A:Linksys DMA 2100 Media Center Extender not conntecting to TV

Faulty unit? Regardless of setup/configuration, you should get a picture when connected to the TV (and the proper input selected on the TV).

With that said, if you are using the "red, yellow, white wires", then you are using a composite input (yellow RCA is video, red/white RCA's are stereo audio). So you should be selecting that input on the TV...it WON'T be a channel.

Check the TV User Manual, and the Linksys User Manual for setup.
 

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I read that the router has to have WDS bridging/repeating. Does anyone know if my router has that? I'm trying to increase the strength signal of the router or ps3 wireless card. The router has a range of 1k feet but the built in ps3 wireless keeps showing a weak signal.
 

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I need to extend a wireless network controlled by 802.11g Wireless DSL/Cable Gateway Router (F5D7230-4), will WRE54G from Linksys help?

Please advise.
 

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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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Had an old WRT54G that the P51s would connect, however throughput was horrific.  Installed a EA6350.  An Acer Aspire connect fine.  Two Android phones connect fine. An Andropid tablet connects fine.  Aflipping Kindle Fire connects fine.   My P51s with Windows 10 will not connect.  Says Checking network requirements. then says Can't connect to network. Bring the P51s to work and it connects fine to the Meraki WiFi network. I have been through every step in the troubleshooting.  What do i try now?  I am not impressed so far. 

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

Status









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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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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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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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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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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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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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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