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Setting up a Repeater

Q: Setting up a Repeater

I'm having problems setting up a repeater in a corner of my home where the signal is a bit weak. This is my current setup

1. Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Home Gateway WAG200G
2. Siemens Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108

Firmware all updated

Specific setup:
The linksys router is setup to connect to adsl, DHCP server set at and IP addresses to give out from to
DNS and default gateway are left blank.
All clients that connect to the linksys router obtain an IP address within the above range and DNS as per the dsl connection
-SSID = linksys
-Channel = 11

I am not sure how to setup the siemens repeater. This is what I tried.
- SSID and Channel = linksys & 11 (same as the wireless router)
- Local network settings of the repeater:
IP address = obtain automatically

that didn't work, connecting to the repeater gives me limited connectivity error. I tried manually configuring the client pc connecting to the repeater to an IP address from within the network range, but that didn't work either (can't connect to repeater nor internet)

Then I tried manually configuring the network address of the repeater. I gave it an IP of Tried to connect to repeater with automatic and then with manual IP, both didn't work.

So I figured im doing something wrong. Please help

Note: i don't have any security settings enabled.

Preferred Solution: Setting up a Repeater

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

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

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

A: Setting up a Repeater

From reading threads here I know that you are not the first person to have trouble getting wireless repeaters to work, especially when they are a different brand than the router.

There's not much I know to help you, but certainly suggest that you move the repeater to where the signal is strong until you get it set up--then if it loses signal when you move it where you want it you'll know why.

Also, don't know if this applies, but I think sometimes you need to tell the router the MAC address of any repeaters (extenders) or wireless bridges; or at least tell it that it's OK for that kind of device to connect.

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Hi i have an old vmg 3312 zyxel router which i want to use as repeater for my new infinity 401 router
May you guys please help with step by step way to set it up

Thanx in advance

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Hello im wondering how to set up a repeater.
I have a EDIMAX EW-7209 APg
It is a universal repeater. I have set it up it says connected and all but i dont see a improvement in the signal so is it wrong?
I wanna boost my signal pls help. I have been looking for months how to get it right.....

A:Setting up a repeater

Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

[HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.

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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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Hi guys. My parents have a largeish house and their wireless router is at one end, their living room in another. They barely get signal in the living room (understandable). Dad bought a Netis WF-2404 4-in-one for the "repeater" feature. Their existing router is a Linksys WRT160nV2. I spent several hours this morning trying to get them to play nice with each other, but nothing doing. I tried following Netis' instructions and struck out, tried fiddling with this and that, nothing.

Can someone break it down for me, explaining how to get this setup going?

A:Solved: Setting up a repeater

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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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Hello All,

I have a fiber Model ( ZHONE ) and the following hardware:

Cicso Linksys E900
Linksys WRT54
D-Link DIR-518
Apple Time Capsule
Cicso Small Business 24 port switch

I also have 4 different LAN points across the house, and need to use the routers I have to create one single network ( Repeaters )

Please help, I cannot find the right settings for them to work.

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I am trying to setup my wireless-G Access Point to act as a repeater. I am try to use it to extend the signal from a linksys router. I have accessed my Wireless-G using the CD that came with it. I am on my wireless laptop. I had the Wireless-G Access Point connected to my laptop via a network cable. I changed my network setting so to with a subnet of so I could configure it. I made sure the SSID and Channel were the same as the Linksys router. I went to my browser and typed to access my access point so I could select "Act as a Repeater". I typed in the MAC Address of the Router. It saved my changes. When I go to my toolbar and select to access my network connections, I can see my Access Point and I can see the router but I cannot connect to my access point.

I hope I gave a full explanation that you can understand.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong???


A:Need help setting my Wireless-G WAP54G as a repeater?

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i was going to post this in my previous thread wifi recomendation,but sadly it was closed...its been a long time.

well i bought a d-link dir-615 router,but the wifi signal didnt work out as i wanted(my sister whos living on the floor above me was not getting wifi signal),today i found out that i got a spare router(dsl-2640t).then i thought maybe could try setting it up as a repeater.

so here's what i did:
i disabled the DHCP reservation, changed its(dsl-2640t) static ip to and filled the ssid name and password exactly as in d-link dir 615(dhcp range: my surprise it worked.

do i have to do anything else,my pc is connected wirelessly and its in the range of d-link dir-615..will this hurt my wireless connection..cause i had a problem after setting up dsl-2640t,my wifi connection was working but i was not getting internet(i was confused what happened & frustrated why it happened ),

i appreciate some help

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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 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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I would like to know the step by step to :

1) set up a repeater using an another router.

2) set up an alternate access point (with out Ethernet connection to it if possible using the routerlogin.net)

What are the major advantages and disadvantages of both.

My router is a Netgear N750 Dual Band Gigabit Router and the router I would like to use to boost the signal is the same model.

The problem is that the signal is not strong enough sometimes to use my Galaxy S4 on the other side of the house away from the router. And sometimes the signal does loose strength to my desktop using an internal wireless adapter for WiFi .

The desktop is not so much the issue but the phone is.

So, I thought I would try to increase the range of the router to cover the areas of the house that are receiving a week signal from the router.

Thanks for all your help.

A:Setting up a WiFi repeater or Access point

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I am a beginner, so I apologize for my questions in advance.

I have a Lantronix LMR16TC mini 10base-t repeater, and I would like to use it in my home network. I have a cable modem, and would like to just run the cable from the modem to the lantronix, then from the various ports on the lantronix to the distribution hub that connects to the wall ports in my house. The house is wired with cat5e, all home run back to one location. I have tried this, but get only one working port.

I downloaded the install guide for this unit, but it is not helpful for someone with my limited understanding.

Can someone tell me if this device can be used in this way, or if I need to use something else?


A:help setting up lantronix lmr16tc mini 10base-T repeater

You do realize what a repeater is used for, right? I doubt you have the need for this repeater. Also, if your modem doesn't function as a router, you'll have to get one to make more than one device share the same public IP.

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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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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

Wow 129 people viewed this but no one had an answer. Could this mean other people are possibly interested by having the same question; thus they too are looking for an answer?

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My son gave me a COMPEX MicroHub 10/100 Duel Speed RX2208 8 port Stackable Repeater with NO instructions. I'm using a DSL Modem and have Ethernet cards in all 3 computers. I would like to be able to access the Internet from all 3 computers. At this time I really don't have to have them Networked. There is a switch on the back that says 1 and 2. Also another switch on the side that says uplink and normal. My question is how do I hook everything up and where do I set the switches? Where do I plug everything in? Do I need a cross over cable? Can I do this without having to set up a Network. I've never done any Networking before, and my son lives 6 hours away. He tells me he can't to it over VNC. I hope it's just a matter of pluging them in correctly and it done, but something tells me there is more to it.

A:Repeater or Hub????????

The following is from a post by Toddles18, it explains the hub well. You will have to set up a network in order to get things to work. I would suggest a router insted of a hub.

"I think my cisco teacher said it best when she said "Hubs are dumb, switches are smarter and routers are smarter yet." Hubs do not route traffic in anyway, all they do is repeat the signal, basically they're just a multiport repeater. Switches can do limited routing based on MAC address, these are the physical address ever Network Interface Card has, Router's are better yet. I'd say go with one of those cheap O dsl/cable routers, they make it really easy to share broadband and are more capable then a hub."

Good Luck

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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.

Next - someone tells me to pick-up a D-Link DIR-615 router and install DD-WRT on it - I did, searched for dozens of sites to try a... Read more

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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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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


Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

full details here

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I have 2 or 3 wireless routers tt i don't use anymore, how can i use one of them as a repeater ??


create them with identical SSID, encryption, channels, keys....everything but give them a unique IP. Some routeres/AP's down't support repeater mode but just try it and see whether it works.

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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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Ok so I bought this 5-1 AP, Client, Repeater, Bridge Router here Thinking it was as easy to set up as a normal router,(basically use the wizard and done.) I was wrong. The situation is I live in a trailer park, and can't afford net, giving my neighbor dinner every once in a while he let's me use his wifi, only problem is that it's kinda weak and cuts in and out if I'm not directly across from his router (which happens to be in my bathroom ) Long story short I bought this. I wanna be able to boost the signal so I can access it from here. Do I set it up as a bridge, client, repeater what? I can but I'd rather not go over to his house to mess with his router. I had it on but it would only allow one person to access it at a time, and I, my cousin and my grandpa would like to connect to it at the same time. Your help would be appreciated thanks.

A:Bridge? repeater? AP What? x_x

giving my neighbor dinner every once in a while he let's me use his wifi, Click to expand...

sorry we cannot help here
see the rules
WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...

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I will really appreciate if you can provide any clues on how to resolve this ploblem.

we have a system that sends out UDP packages to a single IP address. We need to receive these UDP packages in two different IP addresses.

do you know of any artifacts (either Hw or Sw) that can be put in the middle to duplicate the UDP package and send these two cloned packages to 2 different IP addresses ?

Many Thanks in advance,

A:UDP Package Repeater

I've never faced the issue, my best guess would be a router with sufficient configuration to duplicate the packets. It would be pretty easy to write a program to do it, but I suspect that's not what you have in mind...

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Hi Guys,

I’ve got a friend whose internet connection and wireless-g router are out in his garage office, and who complains of a very slow and bad connection when he uses his laptop wirelessly inside the house (approx. 40 to 60 feet between router and laptop). Quietly, I say to myself, “Duh!... That far away and through two cement-block walls! Of course, you do.” But, outwardly I say, “Let’s consider new equipment options to boost your signal.”

First, I replaced the minuscule antenna on the D_Link router with a longer high-gain unit. That gave me a measurably stronger signal, but no noticeable improvement in through-put (frequent stop/start delays playing YouTube videos, for example).

If I put a wireless repeater of some kind inside the house, that will surely give me a better connection, but my through-put could conceivably be cut in half, right? Is there a way to fix this without retransmitting the signal?

For another friend with a similar situation I added to their router a cheap little Hawking HSB2 802.11g HiGain Signal Booster, v.2. This seems to have made no difference whatsoever. Signal strength and through-put measures were even worse.

Can anyone with experience in this recommend a good solution? Is it possible to keep the cost to something around a $100?... like maybe a NetGear WN2000RPT100NAS Universal Wifi Range Extender.

Thanks guys!

A:Need a wireless repeater?

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I was a full time RVer and have Verizon DSL set up and working at my trailer, I built a new house and had Verizon install TV, internet and phone so I now have DSL at both places. The new place is around 100 ft. from the trailer. I installed a surveillance camera and DVD set up at the trailer and would like to use just the DSL at the new place and drop the old DSL. Will a repeater bridge work to be able to see my cameras and use my wireless laptop at the trailer? Also do you have any suggestions as to an inexpensive bridge easy to set up and use.

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100ft maybe alright for wireless but that depends on what may be in between - do you have wireless at the house on DSL now, i assume you do not have wireless at the house now
if you do
then you should try and see what the signal is like now
use xirrus to see what the strength is like

then there are a number of things you could try
a booster / high gain aerial

and bridge / repeater
quite a few devices available

if you post the xirrus signal and then see how much signal you have

often the ISP T&Cs will only allow one premise to be supplied and so you may not be able to do what you are doing as this maybe considered two premises

- are both properties on one plot of land ?

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
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.
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
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I am attempting to upgrade my wireless network to something more modern. I should have done this sometime ago. But, I had some WG302s that I was able to keep working for several years. However, two managed to go down within a 2 to 3 week period of time. So, I've gotten fed up with them. I plan on getting a couple of Trendnet access points because they're cheap yet reliable. I was going to go with the cheapest model. But, before I do, I was going to try to get the one that could do repeater mode while still using WPA security. So, are there any Trendnets that do WPA while in repeater mode? If not, are there any wireless access points that do WPA while in repeater mode?

A:WAP with WPA in Repeater Mode

I would think that any WAP that does not support WPA has long been discontinued. Most models in the last several years also support WPA2. The thing to look out for is that some will only work as Repeater or Wireless Bridge if the "master" AP supports WDS.

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Hi, I'm trying to use a Netgear WNR2000 router as a repeater, I have a Netgear WGR614v9 as the main router in my house. I have followed online guides as closely as possible but am still having troubles. My main router is working fine, everything can connect to it and gain access to internet despite having to change the security to WEP to allow for the repeater function to work. Now I am having troubles getting the repeater (WNR2000) to connect to my main router. The ip address of the repeater is listed in the connected devices of the main router and everything is managing to 'find' the repeater just fine but when I connect and put in the WEP key there is no internet connection. I read that a static ip address is needed or something like that but I am completely baffled :/
Thanks in advance,

A:WNR2000 Repeater

theres three versions of that router - do you have a version number

Check that the router is not in the temporary AP setup locked state (if you are using the
wireless repeater function).Click to expand...

how have you setup DHCP on the repeater ?

try without wireless security enabled

can we see an ipconfig /all from a pc connected to the main router and from the repeater - make sure we know which is which
also from the pc connected to the repeater can we see some ping tests
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 results here

We would like to see the results from 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 to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
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So I?m having an issue that the repeater not working when the other switches are turned on. For instance, when the lights in the room are not turn on, the repeater works perfectly fine and I can access to the internet. But when the lights are turned on, the repeater seems not working and the WiFi is super slow.

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Where is the repeater located in relation to your lights?

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how to extend wifi range from one house to another almost 100 meter away?

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How to set-up dir615 with wpn824v3 as a repeater? I run Windows XP Home on 3 pc's

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Do I have to have a special type of router or repeater to turn an ordinary wireless router into a repeater for an existing network and are they more expensive?

A:Wireless Repeater

Quote: Originally Posted by RainbowDustin

Do I have to have a special type of router or repeater to turn an ordinary wireless router into a repeater for an existing network and are they more expensive?

Hello RainbowDustin;

The simple, quick answer is yes.

However, many of the current router models have the "Bridge" feature included, which allows you to bridge two or more routers in the same network to extend the range.

Please note that when creating a wireless "Repeater", you give up like half of your bandwidth because the router must first receive the signal, then rebroadcast the signal. As it cannot broadcast and receive simultaneously, half your time is spent in waiting. However, when bridging two routers with a cable, you do not experience this loss.


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I am getting free wireless from a resturant 2 blocks away from my home, but the strengh level is only 2 bars out of 5.

is there a way to set up an antenna on that side of my> house (right now my office is located in the middle of my house) and repeat/bounce the signal to and from my desktop computer??

A:wireless repeater??

Many restaurants provide free Wi-Fi for their patrons. I know of none that provide free service for somebody two blocks away. If this is an exception please PM me a link to the "resturant's" terms of service. This thread is closed.

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is there a way to set up an antenna in the middle of my property so that I can repeat/bounce a wireless internet signal to reach most of my property? Currently my desktop will not reach other security related equipment on my property.

A:wireless repeater??

Closing duplicate thread. You already have a thread here with replies: http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/896382-wireless-repeater.html

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I am ravikiran from Bangalore,i recently came accross an article which said that I could use an old router as a repeater to extend the wifi signal,so I went ahead and did some research on youtube,Wikipedia etc and got the instructions and did as mentioned,my primary router is a DLINK DSL 2750U(which i'm using right now) and my old router is a TP-LINK WR 740 N.i went ahead and checked the support for it in DD WRT website and found it to be supported and I even downloaded factory-to-ddwrt.bin file and also the tl wr740nv4-webflash.bin and upgraded the firmware of my old router and also flashed it to the latest v24 sp2(Atheros) and followed the instructions as follows with the screenshots:

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Hi all,

I bought a MicroNext 54m wireless router model MN WR540T to act as a repeater and strengthen my wireless network in my house. I am not sure how to get it to act like a repeater though. Do I just use a RJ45 from the original router to this new router? What settings should I be using?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


A:Repeater Issues

Are you sure it includes Repeater mode? If it does the user manual should have information about configuring it. Often "Repeater" is called "Range Extender," so search for both terms.

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I've got an 802.b wireless network here at home with a desktop hardwired to the D-Link router up in the office on the 2nd floor. I've got a laptop set up downstairs in the kitchen and the total straightline distance between the router and the laptop is approximately 45' or so. The signal only goes through 2 walls (or floor and ceiling combo) plus some furniture in the straightest line across an open air downstairs Living Room room.

The reason I'm describing the layout is that at best I get about a 40% Signal Strength and 40% Link Quality on the wireless laptop, but those numbers are also often in the teens and low 20's or the signal drops off completely.

Should I install a Wireless Repeater, and if so, how and where might I install it? I know nothing about repeaters.


A:Do I need to add a wireless repeater?

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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.

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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So I want to make a wireless repeater out of my Linksys router, while using my 2wire as my main router. Is it possible to do this with two different routers? If so, can someone give me a step by step on how to do this?

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Just need to get this solved since I see alot of people trying to do the same. I used to have the Netgear WNR1000v3 as my main router and wireless accesspoint. But I recently bought a Asus RT-AC66U (which rocks btw). Since my appartment is quite big and in my bathroom I get ****** reception literally (20-25%), I thought i set up the WNR1000v3 as a repeater to my Asus. It looks like it's doable but some pieces are missing. Also the Netgear doesnt take over the wifi signal from my Asus when I'm in the bathroom. This is my idea how this would work.
Did anyone do this successfully and could post a guide or something?


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In Homer Alaska, there is an Internet provider as Horizon. They provide service to my neighbor up on the hill about 1/4 mile from me. I live down in a hole and have no line of sight to Horizon but can see very clearly my neighbor who will give me access through his connection if that is possible?? Can I connect a repeater to his antenna/system/network and relay the connection down to my house? If possible do you know of a brand I should look into? Thanks for your time in this matter

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In my brothers' room the Internet connection is very very poor. In their room is an XBox 360, a desktop computer using a wireless NIC, a Wii, and some other devices that require a network connection. They can sometimes get a slight signal, but the signal is very weak and tends to drop.

I don't know why this is - the Netgear router (a Virgin Media SuperHub) is only 5 meters away from all of the devices. 5 meters in any other direction has a very good signal. Though, the signal must travel through two walls and the effected room has an external wall (it's the only room that isn't within the rectangular structure).

So, I did have a crazy plan making ethernet cables go all the way through the house, but later found that a Wireless Repeater would be a more inexpensive solution. However, when looking at all of the Wireless Repeaters available, they're all bigger than the router itself, and offer features which the router already has.

Are there are Wireless Repeaters (in Britain) that are very small and do nothing other than relay the data? I don't want it to have any fancy features, it just needs to sit in the closest side of the room and extend the signal. It would be nice if it was Netgear, so it goes with the router itself.

A:Wireless Repeater

Haven't read the specs for it, but the Netgear WN3000RP Universal WiFi Range Extender looks promising.

the signal must travel through two walls and the effected room has an external wallClick to expand...

Some walls (e.g., brick, concrete, steel) are very effective at blocking Wi-Fi.

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I have an Edimax EW-7209APg that I want to run as a repeater.

It has as default the IP

I connected it directly to a computer, and by aid of ncpa.cpl.
I named the IP of this computer to

Then I changed the IP to, as the router has IP

I used ncpa.cpl again, and gave the computer the IP

But now I cannot connect to the Edimax with 192.168.10

Should the IP of the computer be an IP after for instance .11 ?

A:How to set up a wireless repeater?

Is this Edimax router the same as the primary router? When setting up a second router as a repeater, generally there is some sort of 3rd party software. Have a look at this, I like Linksys routers but it's the same for all.

Turn your wifi router into a repeater

Even better link.

Turn Your Old Router into a Range-Boosting Wi-Fi Repeater


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I have purchased "Level One" Wireless Access Point [WAP-0006 11g]. I want to set it up in my office as a universal repeater, because the signal strength of the wireless in my office is always "very low." On my computer, when I am conected to the wireless, the info I get for the connection of the wireless is:

IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
DHCP Server
DNS Server

I attach a copy of the setup page from the Level One Access Point. I find the option to make it only a "universal repeater." But I am completely lost on what to put in to the other configurations.

Can you help me in how to set this up (the wireless I connect to in the office is unsecured wireless conneciton). The manual that came with the Level One is beyond my abilities to understand!

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i have D-Link Product: DSL-2640R Firmware Version: v1.10 Hardware Version: B1 router, and trying to extend the range with a Philips war1900, i access the repeater and set it to link with the D-Link, and thats as for as the instuctions i have go. but i try and conncet to the internet and nothing, i contected phillips and they say its based of the SNR6500 range extender. which help me loads .... not. dose anyone have any ideas. i realy need help on this have spent about 5-6 hours playing around with it i been locked out the repeater 4 times and have to factory reset about 8 times if not more.

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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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