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

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

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

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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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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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I have Beetel 450TC2 ADSL Modem Router connected to ISPs RJ 11 (Phone Line - DSL) at ground floor of my home. All devices 3 laptops and 3 Android Phones (Yureka, Mi3 and Samsung S5) are connected over WiFi and enjoy good signal n speeds on ground floor and front half of first floor.

I need WIFI n Internet connectivity at full first and second floor and possibly 3rd floor (if not asking too much)

I have spare D-Link DSL-G604T and D-Link DSL-2640T, WiFi ADSL modem routers.

Primary DSL Modem Router Beetel 450TC2 has PPPoE Airtel Connection with dynamic ip from ISP. My DSL is on 24x7.
IP Address: 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0

Laptops n Smartphones get anything like 192.168.1.2 - 9 at max and even more when guests are here.

I do not have option to connect the 450TC2 and G604T /2640T using wire (Phone or CAT 5/6 or Electric) as per design of house building.

I cannot use G604T /2640T as primary router.

I do see WDS setting in Beetel 450TC2 but not in G604T /2640T.

I have not changed anything on 450TC2, however i have RESET G604T /2640T and then changed following using wired lan connection between PC n G604T / 2640T

IP of G604T /2640T to 192.168.1.254
Wireless SSID n Channel to be same as 450TC2 i.e. SabharwalHome and 1
DHCP at G604T /2640T has been disabled.

No ATM/PPP settings have been configured as the G604T /2640T devices have been HARD RESET using the button provided.

Please help!
 

A:Extend WiFi range of 450TC2 router using G604T/2640T

i suspect those routers will not work as extenders
they cannot have DD-WRT installed

The can be used as switches , but you would need to run a cable

the other option is powerline adapters which use the electrical wiring , you can get them with a wireless facility as well

or wireless extenders
 

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HI,
I had to change the properties both in network connections and the router settings under http://192.168.1.1 to WEP

I dont know what it triggered but the modem connected and I was logged onto the net

The mysteries of technology continue to surprise !

S
Iwent ahead and replaced my linksys router with the DSL G604T .Set it up and found it detecting the inbuilt wireless in my notebook and viceversa BUT cannot connect to the internet at all. I read your FAQs and tried the option on http://203.126.164.140/FAQ/view.asp?prod_id=928&question=dsl+g604t but no luck.

When i go into http://192.168.1.1 configuartion, I get a setup wizard which doesnt appear in the user manual at all. I kind of checked all the other options and dont know what additional ones i need to check . Do i need to put in the primary and secondary dns specifically ? The guide doesnt say. The one thing i found odd was the WAN refuses to çonnect (see below) on the default option of pvc0 or on any of the others. Do I need to download another firmware upgrade ?

Firmware Version : V1.00B02T02.SG.20041110

LAN
MAC Address 00:11:95:948:79
IP Address 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server Enabled
NAT Enabled

WAN
Virtual Circuit Pvc0
Status Disconnected
Connection Type pppoe
IP Address N/A
Subnet Mask N/A
Default Gateway N/A
DNS Server N/A

Also, do I need to activate the foll. option ? THe manual doesnt say :

UPnP

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I need some help with a wireless router - D-Link Wireless ADSL Router G604T -- I am trying to set it up so that I can access the internet on my home desktop pc. I need to get this working as where the pc is currently situated there is no phone socket and at present I am currently running a cable along the floor each time I need to use the internet. The router is in the room next door connected to the power supply and to the phone line.

I have set up the router as per the instructions, I have set up my ISP settings onto the router as I should have. My pc can see the router, I can ping the router and I can access the menu inside the router via the IP of 192.168.1.1 --- All this part works fine, under the status buttons on the router menu it does say that the dsl connection is connected and it does aquire an IP address for the internet, However I cannot access the internet.

When I try and access the internet I get the standard "This Page cannot be displayed" Message. I have tried all the settings that I can think of but I still cannot get the internet working. I can also attach my xbox to the router via a crossover cable and the pc can detect my xbox and I can ftp into it.

I'm using Windows XP Home Ed and the router is in the room next door.

Any help that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated - also if you need need any more information just let me know.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: D-Link Wireless ADSL Router G604T - Internet Connection

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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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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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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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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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I set up my wifi router Linkys WRT54GC (connected by cable to a PC) and Sitecom WL-130 range extender (for a laptop) about a year ago, and apart from the occasional IP conflict in the laptop it worked well. Recently, I attempted to definitively solve the IP problem. After resetting both router and range extender to the factory settings and reconfigurating them I was able to connect to the access point, but not the Internet – and I'm stuck at this point. I followed the set up guides to the letter but I just can't see what I'm doing wrong. Here are the router and range extender details:
WRT54GC router info:
Firmware version 1.00.7
Internet connection type – DHCP
IP Address - 84.122.200.183
Default Gateway - 84.122.200.1
DNS1: 62.42.230.24
DNS2: 62.42.63.52
Local IP address – 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
Starting IP address – 192.168.1.2
MAC Address - 00:18:39:2c:63:6b
DHCP Server Setting – enabled
DDNS Service – disabled
MAC address clone – disabled
Mode – mixed (g+b)
SSID – linksys
Wireless Channel – 11
Wireless SSID broadcast – enabled
Wireless Security – WEP 64


WL-130 info:
Mode – Universal Repeater
Band – 2.4 GHz (B+G)
ESSID - SitecomAP
Channel Nº – 11
WLAN MAC – 000000000000
Root AP SSID – linksys (using the site survey)
Security – WEP 64 (same encryption key as the router)
IP address – 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
OS -Windows XP Home SP3
Thank you very much....
 

A:Range extender - wifi router problem

Can the main computer use the internet or is it just a problem with client computers ?
 

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So, I live in my parents' basement, and I'm positioned at the very front of the house down here. The router (a Linksys WRT54GL, stock firmware) is down here with me right on my desk along with the cable modem and moving them is not an option. I need the simplest solution possible, perhaps something I can put upstairs on the main floor.

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks
NJF
 

A:Using wireless printer and chromecast on wifi extender

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I apologize in advance if I am asking a question that has already been answered but I couldn't find it anywhere.

I am using a Netgear 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Route (model: WGT624) that is 802.11g. I need to use a range extender with this and I have a Belkin Wireless Range Extender/Access Point (model: F5D7130) that is 54g that I am trying to use with it. The router works fine but I cannot get the extender to work with the router.

Several questions:
1. Is it possible to use a router and a range extender that are different brands?
2. If it is possible, how do I get them to "talk" to each other?

Currently I am showing the extender with excellent signal strength but limited to no connectivity.

Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.
 

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This may sound like a stupid question, but can a wireless router be used as a range extender for a wireless network?

If say I have a wireless router in my office, but my network does not reach my living room, can I put a wireless router some where in the middle to extend the networks range? or do I have to spend the extra money for a range extender?
 

A:Use wireless router as range extender?

no, the router should act as a repeater or a switch/hub, so long as the extending router has a route from your original wireless router and a route to your living room it should be fine.

wireless router[1]<>wireless router[2]<>computer system

essentially, the extra router will have to be assigned an IP address, this could be static to make it easier
 

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I am in need of a range extender to boost my WiFi access abilities. I am finding our cell phones not working as well in one part of the house as the other.

I have a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router. This serves much of the home quite well actually. But it begins to fade when connecting from the great room.

I happen to already have an old Belkin Wireless G Range Extender/Access Point.

Is there a way for me to get the Belkin to receive and boost the signal strength from the Netgear router? Or, is this equipment proprietary to the point they will not work together? And if so, I assume I will need to pick up a Netgear range extender? Or, are there other options?

Thank you for considering to assist me.
 

A:Netgear Router to Belkin Wireless G Range Extender

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I live in an association that provides WiFi (802.11b/g/n). It works fine upstairs, but my PS3 is in the basement, and doesn't get a good enough connection to stream netflix.

So I see two options, and I'm wondering which is better. It seems both would cost under $80.

Option 1:
Get a Wireless Range Extender that supports 802.11b/g/n, and put in upstairs.

Option 2:
Get a Wireless Access point and plug it into a wireless router (which I already have one lying around).

Which option is the best, and would give the best connection speed to my PS3 in the basement?
 

A:Solved: Wireless Range Extender or Access Point with Router

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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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Hi there,

I recently pulled out the power cord D-link G604T router. This was becuase The internet was playing up, and loosing connection about every 11 hours. When I pluged the cord back into it, I pressed the reset button too.

Now it apears to have 'jammed'?? It comes on, the status light flashes as usal, and when I plug network cables into it, those lights come on to.

However, it has not reset, and appears to be stuck.
My computers will not cvonnect to it, and say 'Limited or no Network connection.' When I click repair, It says unable to renew ip, and this is happening througout my network.

To resolve this problem, I have tried turning off the thing, turnig it off and leaving it overnight, and pressing the rest button again. I have also taken off the cover, becuase I had head something about 'Jumping'??? cuircit boards to reset to factory default. But did'nt really know what I was looking at, and so quickly replaced the cover!

Any ideas as to what I could do please?
Cheers.
 

A:D-link G604T router probs

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G'day, first time user to this forum...

I have a problem...

I have a bigpond 2Wire 2071-A Gateway - connected via usb on a computer upstairs and via ethernet to my computer downstairs

My computer is downstairs, modem upstairs, i have a spare D-Link G604T ADSL2+ wireless modem/router laying round and i would like to know if i could use one of the 4 LAN ports as a WAN port so i could connect the router to the one upstairs like so:

2Wire Modem Router -via ethernet- > D-Link Modem/Router (Router Only) -via ethernet- > My computer

or via wireless to the two laptops situated down here

BTW, the D-Link is downstairs with me and i have an ethernet socket on my wall down here that plugs into the modem's ethernet port upstairs.

Just wondering if i could change some settings in the modem config to use a LAN port as a WAN port?

The only WAN port on the D-Link is an RJ11 port.

Thanks in advance...
 

A:D-Link G604T as Standalone Router

No, you cannot use the modem/router as a router only. But, I don't see why you really want to. Unless you are trying to isolate some computers from the rest of the network it's better to connect/configure that spare unit as an ethernet switch and WAP.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point 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 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.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there ... Read more

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I have been asked by a customer to re-configure her internet connection through the above modem/router. I have inserted all the relevant details on the setup (IP) page as instructed on the manual and many online information sources for this router. The setup info is as follows -

Using connection 1,
Type = PPPoA
VCI = 38
VPI = 0
Encapsulation mode = VC
Modulation type = G.DMT

Username and password are as supplied by F2S tech support last week.

Firewall is enabled (windows firewall is off for the time being).

After inserting these settings, they are saved, the systems, both router and PC are then rebooted. On restart, I awaited the stablisation of the systems before attempting to connect through IE. IE states that it cannot connect.
At this point I checked the status -

LAN
IP - 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server - Running

WAN

Description - Connection 1
Type - PPPoA
IP - N/A
State - Disconnected
Action - Connect (button)

When I click the connect button, it does not connect.
I checked the "Management IP" section

IP Address - 192.168.1.1
Netmask - 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway - <Blank>
Hostname - mygateway
Domain Name - ar7
Are there any other types of settings for this router, or is there any other sort of advice you could offer?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Alex

A:Freedom2surf Through A D-link Dsl-g604t Router

RESOLVED

for anyone interested:
The solution was to run ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew in a command line. I then rebooted both the PC and router and hey presto, all's well in internetland in another happy customer's home.

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We have a DSL-G604T ADSL Modem Router in our store which keeps loosing port forward settings for a particular machine.
On our network all machines except one are setup to obtain the IP Address by DCHP. In the router we have a few ports setup to forward to the machine with the manually set IP address. We have added user forwarding rules and applied them to the IP, and everything works fine. However after a day or so the rules that we have applied go back to the “available rules” section and we have to then apply them again. However another device (IP Camera) that we have on the network with port forward settings (DHCP is set to give the same IP Address each time for this) has never lost its applied rules, so I’m pretty sure we aren’t missing anything during setup.

This is not a one off problem, in our other store in Lismore they are having the same problem with a customers modem (same model) that they have setup.

Is there anything we are able to do to make sure these rules will stay applied to the IP address they are set to?

We have updated firmware & done a hard reset.
 

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Hi, I have just purchased a second-hand D-Link DSL-G604T ADSL Router. I have connected the routers power supply to the wall, and a network cable from my PC to it, and from my second PC to it.

I can access files from each computer, but I can't seem to set up an internet connection for both of the computers to share!! I am using Tiscali as an ISP, and can access the Router configuration by typing 192.169.0.1 into my browser.

I have tried following a connection setup, but when I go to "status" in the router configuration, it says "Connection 1 pppoa N/A Disconnected" and it wont let me Connect when the phone line is connected to it.

Please help!!!!
 

A:Can't access the internet with DSL-G604T ADSL Router

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I have a vista home basic PC wired to router and that connection is mostly ok, although have got a lot of drop outs, i now have a windows vista premium laptop with a wireless card in it

I had no idea and thought i had set it all up fine, but have now realised my wireless laptop is logging into someone else's net and never logged into mine

I have tried no security, wep, wpa and wpa 2 and none of them will work

I have tried factory reset and reinstalling it all and reenabling wireless, i also make sure i save it and go to the reboot screen to activate changes

I have followed every instruction Dlink has to offer and it just wont work! Is there anything else i can try?

I can use another router to test it all but i don,t know if that would help, i know the laptop is working fine wirelessly on someone else,s net and that my PC runs fine wired to router, just cant seem to get them to work together
 

A:Solved: Cannot connect wirelessly with dlink dsl-g604t router

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Hi Could you please tell me if this is possible:
My computer is connected to a wireless network. Can I hook up my D-link (DIR-412) to my computer and use the internet from the computer to output another wireless area?

Thanks sounds complicated.
 

A:Connected to WIFI and want to extend wifi with another wireless router

Where you live is your setup like this?

#1
Internet
Modem
WiFi Router

or

#2
Internet
Modem with built-in WiFi Router

If you want extend the WiFi you would get WiFi Access Point. Or you can take a WiFi Router and disable NAT, SPI, DCHP, then you create a static IP address. 192.168.x.50
 

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Hey Guys,

I's having trouble getting windows XP Pro Sp3 to recognize my wireless from my D-link router/modem, the cable LAN works fine, I've tried firmware upgrades etc.

I'm wondering also, can my pc be connected to the router by cable whilst configuring and trying to connect the same pc wirelessly.

Even still, when I disable the wired connection and try to find the wireless it still doesn't appear,

The Router and the D-Link DWL-G510 Wireless pci card are about 2 meters apart.

Thanks in advance...

- Aaron
 

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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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OK, here's the situation:

On a boat - no hardwire in. Previously had XP machine running ICS and ad-hoc to share connex (WiFI, cell network, whatever I could find would be available to the network). Now using Vista 64, and the ad-hoc is a PITA (have to manually connect at each bootup). So I'm thinking...

If I take the WiFi in to the main computer, then take the LAN out to a wireless router with a crossover cable, disable DHCP and assign IP's (so, kind of a hub), shouldn't I be able to have a sort of ICS access-point thingamabob?

Anyone done this, or heard of this, or think it would/wouldn't work?

Thx,
clamazon

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Good evening all:
The question I have is:
We spend about 5-6 months a year in a motorhome, and have access to wifi service in the rv parks. I want to know if a wireless router could be used with an outdoor antenna when we are on the road then taken into the house and used with a dsl modem when we are in the house.
If this is possible, could one of you recommend brand/model that is not too expensive but would do the job.
Thanks so much in advance.
Vicks
 

A:using wireless router with dsl or wifi antenna

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I have a Netgear WGT624 v2 wireless router that I thought I may be able to use as a WiFi adapter. I have a Bell wireless router/modem combo that my pc hooks up to currently, and five laptops that hook up to this network. I will be moving the pc from where it currently is situated to make a video game/tv room, which will include an xbox 360 that does not have a wireless adapter. This where the router would come in if it is possible. I was hoping to leave the network router where it is and hardwire to the xbox 360. The pc, which does not have a wireless ethernet card has windows xp pro on it and I was hoping to use the router for this computer. Thanks.
 

A:Wireless router as WiFi adapter?

If the router includes the feature you can use it as a Wireless Bridge or Access Point Client. If it does not include that feature maybe there someday will be DD-WRT firmware for it.
 

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I was wondering if / how to set up a wireless router to work with a WIFI network. My parents live in a park that has just added WIFI for Internet. What settings have to be set in a wireless router to have it connect to the WIFI system?

Thanks
 

A:using a wireless router with a WIFI internet connection.

We need to know more about the WiFi Internet connection. Is it 802.11g, or do you have some sort of receiver?
 

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I have an old D-Link router (DI-624), can I use it as a wireless card? I am short on money and don't want to buy a PCI one.
I have Windows XP Pro SP2, and the CD that the router came with.

A:Can I Use My Old D-link Wireless Router As A Wifi Card?

Could you give some more information please? Do you have a NIC card in your computer? Or are you asking if you can use a router in place of a wireless adapter? Your computer must have a wireless adapter or a wired NIC card.

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

A:extender not seen by wifi

Check the antenna.
 

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

A:wifi extender?

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Hello all
I just bought a leguang N-120 usb wifi wlan card out door antenna for my windows 7 dell laptop. It works great getting 4 bars from 2000 feet away.I need to know where I can find a wireless router for it so I can use it on other computers in house. I tried using mhotspot but cannot get it to work.

A:leguang n-120 wifi usb wlan card need wireless router

From website, it seems pretty straight forward to set up.

Maybe you need to disable the on-board wireless, in case you haven't done that yet.

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it connects to an other network with modem connected. does not find this wifi that other to computers find and connect with.

A:inspiron 15 n5040 not connecting to my WiFi wireless router. an

Hi kalevi3001,
Do you get any error messages? Kindly attach the snapshot of the device manager.
Also follow the below steps to power cycle the modem and router.
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Switch off the modem followed by the router and also unplug their power cables.
3. Wait for 30 seconds.
4. Plug the power cords back into the modem and the router but don?t switch them on yet.
5. First turn on your modem and wait for it to initialize (let the lights become stable).
6. Then switch on the router and let the blinking lights stabilize.
7. Now turn on your computer or your gaming console connected to the network. You should now be able to access the Internet.

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

A:Wifi Extender Problem

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

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I 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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