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Q: Wireless-N wifi repeater connection failure

After trawling various help sites and reading pages of forum answers I realise that this is a very common problem. Nevertheless everything I try just doesn't seem to work so I'm hoping somebody may have the answer for me.
I have recently purchased a Wireless-N repeater which is now up and running and connects with both Ipad, iPhone and other laptops with ease. The problem is that I can't connect using my own PC. I'm using Windows Vista and the connection to the repeater seems fine, it just can't connect to the Internet. Every time I try and open a web page I receive the following message.
Error 105 (net:ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED) Unable to resolve the servers DNS address.

I've tried various solution but to no avail. I'd be very grateful if anybody has any suggestions and can talk me through it as its driving me bonkers!!

Many thanks

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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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I have already setup the wireless router and adapters with my workstations, and they are all run well.

I just bought a wireless repeater and set it up.

From my knowledge, a repeater should be a stand-alone device and put in between the range of AP and the workstations, right?

How do I prove the repeater is running well?

A:Connection of a wireless repeater

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I have purchased a Wireless-N repeater from Amazon. The instructions are pretty useless. I managed the first attempt at setting it up via the set up wizard on their web site and it worked for half hour then dropped out. I tried resetting it but just says cannot connect to network every time on computer. I cannot even get the set up wizard screen anymore from the browser just says page not found. Since read reviews and loads having same problem but thought I'd try here before returning it. Can anyone recommend a different repeater that is easy to set up?

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I am running my wireless network through a D-Link DI-714P+ Router, connected to my PC via ethernet. However, have had difficulties with wireless connection to upstairs (concrete slab floors and brick walls!), so have positioned an access point/repeater at the stairwell (D-Link DWL-2100AP, set as Repeater). Although this is showing a strong signal, the Internet connection only lasts for a while, then drops out (signal remains strong). Re-connection is established by re-booting either the Repeater or the Router (either internally, or by unplugging for a few moments).

Also, I don't always get connection to other computers on the network (which consists of 3 computers - PC connected direct, laptop connected wireless, PC connected wireless)

All computers running Windows XP Pro.

Any clues?


A:Wireless connection thru D-Link Repeater breaks down

Also, I don't always get connection to other computers on the network (which consists of 3 computers - PC connected direct, laptop connected wireless, PC connected wireless)
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If the wireless repeater had the problem on its own - I would not expect this

so you have a problem with the main router or internet i ssupect
and as you are losing the LAN cabled connection its not wireless interference and all th eother problems wireless has.

so lets start by faultfind on the cabled PC only and IGNORE all the rest for now.
Re-connection is established by re-booting either the Repeater or the Router (either internally, or by unplugging for a few moments). Click to expand...

which contridicts the above or we have two problems

I'm assuming two issues and will concentrate on the cabled PC from the DI-714P+ router. and then worry about wireless later - once this is fixed
That model has a number of lights on the front panel
power, M1, M2, WAN, WLAN, and local ports 1-4

so when it is working normally please post the status of those lights
also do an IPCONFIG /ALL {see below} on the PC that is cabled and do the pings {see below}

then when it stops working post the status of all those lights and also post an ipconfig /all
then also repeat the pings{see below}

and post back the results
TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

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I have purchased 2 identical Netgear WNR2000 v3 routers, in order to build an extended wifi network in a very spread out office.

I have the first one configured as 'base', with the mac address of the repeater input;
I have the 2nd one configured as 'repeater', with the mac address of the base input

I can access the internet just fine now from either netgear unit, if I connect via ethernet port.

However if I unplug the network cable and attempt to connect to either unit wirelessly, I do not get an IP address and I get no internet access.

What am I doing wrong? The whole idea here was to build a wider wireless network....

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I just bought a new Polaroid tablet, but I cant connect to home wifi, it keeps saying Wifi Connection failure.

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Can not connect to my home wifi (comcast) or to xfinity hot spots. Do not get a password request. My computer connects fine to another network after asking for and getting a password. How do I fix this?

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Ok im helping someone with a not connecting to the internet situation over wifi. and i told her to use (netsh int reset c:\reset.txt) in the command prompt to reset her IP configuration. well its been about 2hrs since and now her computer is not getting past the Windows Starting screen. Did somthing go wrong with the re configuration? And how long does it take, or was this the wrong thing to do?

A:Wifi connection failure

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357Hi - Please try this Microsoft link that also provides a Mr FixIt link for you -(netsh int reset c:\reset.txt) was your command - netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt <<--This is a bit closer to the command you needed to use -Regards -

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

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i am trying to find a wifi repeater that will work with a aircube. Any suggestions?

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I'm having problems with my wifi repeater (I think)..
I have a laptop downstairs that is plugged into the router and then upstairs I have a wifi repeater and a laptop that is working off that signal.. My problem is that the internet doesn't seem to work on my tablet or iPhone unless my laptop upstairs is turned on. It will connect no problem but it won't actually work. Also if I have other people here they cannot connect to the wifi unless my laptop upstairs is turned on (sometimes not even then) .. If I am connected and then turn off my laptop then the internet on my mobile devices stop working. I have no idea what is going on and neither does anyone else so would appreciate any help.
I am using Windows 8 and a Huawei WS320 wireless repeater. I have a BT home hub 3 and a BT Infinity openreach modem

A:Wifi Repeater

Does the repeater has its own WIFI SSID name?
This to distinguish if devices connect to the WIFI repeater signal or root signal.

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I have a iMac and I have installed Windows7 using Bootcamp v4.0.

When I use the computer on MacOS X I am able to connect to the Wireless Connection named ([email protected]), also when I restart the computer the same connection shows on the boot-loader screen. But when I am on the Windows 7, I am unable to see the same connection in WIFI connection list. I was earlier able to connect it, but now it doesn't shows up in the list.

All other Wifi enabled devices viz. Android Phone, iPad are able to connect to the same connection & they are in the same room. So why I am unable to connect the iMac when on Windows 7.

How do I fix this?

A:Wireless Connection - WIFI connection not showing up


Can you please provide us an ipconfig /all output for review?

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Hey all,

Can someone school me please? I have a switch box upstairs with my cable modem and a wifi router. Downstairs I have a PC that is hardwired to the wifi router. My PC has a WIFI N PCI card installed into it (was forced to use wireless connection until I had a cat 5 jack dropped). My question is, can I make the WIFI card in my PC act as a repeater to the WIFI router upstairs? Reason I ask, the WIFI router upstairs doesn't get great coverage all over my house and if possible, I would like to make my PC repeat the WIFI signal.

Can that be done easily?

A:PCI WIFI card as repeater?

On paper, it can be done with some heavy modification. The wireless card would need two create two independent connections (one from the router to the pc, and a second from the pc to the next device). Since 99% of cards do not do that out of the box (and I am not certain any can be made to do that), I don't think it's possible.

I promise you it is much easier to buy a wireless ap/bridge for around $50-100 US. I have the D-Link DAP-1522 and it works like a beastly charm as both a repeater or a bridge. I currently use it in bridge mode for my Sony BD player and DiSH Network HD box (to pull guide info faster, etc). I can manage its settings via its ip (mine is

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does anyone make a wifi repeater that has a "remote antenna"?

im wanting to extend my wifi signal so I can have internet in my garage. right now I can get a signal if the door is open, but its a metal building so if I shut the door theres no signal. not to mention the signal isnt that great when its there anyways.

I would like to have the repeater itself in the garage, and have the pickup antenna for it right outside of the building if possible?

can this be done? thanks

A:outdoor wifi repeater?

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So I bought a wifi repeater to use in my upstairs for my tablet (Amazon Fire). I hoped it would be an easy setup, and surprisingly it was. The problem is that a set amount of time after initial setup (difficult to know how long since I only use it at night) I am unable to connect my tablet to the repeater. It automatically disconnects and when I try to reconnect I get the message "connection failed" over and over again. I have tried a few manual setups on my tablet, not having the slightest idea what I was doing, and naturally that didn't work. The only way to get it to work again is to go through the setup again, but inevitably my tablet disconnects and cannot reconnect.

I am using a CenturyLink router/wifi combo thing for my internet. The wifi booster is just an off-brand thing I got off Amazon.

What other information can I provide that would be helpful? I tried to look up solutions, but though this seems a common problem there doesn't seem to be a common solution. At least not one written in English for someone like myself with no computer savvy at all.

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

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Hi Everyone,
I'm trying to help a friend implement some technology for a working apple farm. They are using a linksys WRT54G router with a cable modem, the wifi in the main building works great. We want to extend the wireless signal to a warehouse about 1/4 mile away, we have line of sight. We've been referring to a book; "Wi-Fi Toys" by Mike Outmesguine. The book refers to both bridging and repeating, but the configuration of each is not clear to me. They've purchased long range directional antenna's and two linksys WAP54G's to be used as the downlink and access point. I've tried to configure them (referring to the book and the linksys website) as wireless repeaters and wireless bridges but I've had no luck. Has anyone set this up before (?), I'd really appreciate any coaching you can provide.
Thank you,

A:wifi repeater or bridge

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I have a Wifi router and a Win7 desktop with USB Wifi and Virtual Wifi adapter running.

My question is: how to create a meshed Wifi network with one single ssid/key?

see you Xyne

A:Virtual WiFi Repeater

Something like this perhaps: How to Bridge Wireless Routers | eHow.com

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Hey everyone.

I used to have an old wifi but it's that old the software I used to use to set it up doesn't even run under 7. This isn't really my problem though since I was pretty sure I'd have to update anyway. It's unlikely it would be able to repeat a signal from an N router let alone use anything better then WEP.

Anyway. I was looking for suggestions on getting a good repeater. I saw this one: Best Wireless Repeater | Wifi Repeaters Boosters and Range Extenders which looks pretty good. I've never used anything from Amped before though so I'm kind of tempted to go for a Netgear or something instead.

I was also considering buying a router and setting DD-WRT up but I don't know how they compare?

Cheers for any advice.

A:Suggested WiFi Repeater?

I can't say I have heard of Amped before (besides the drink...), but at work we have had good success with Hawking range extenders.

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I was thinking about this the other night. If it's dumb question I'm sure that everyone will rush to helpfully point this out, but can't you make a repeater out of two WiFi routers?

If a distant wireless Internet AP is out of range of part of your network and you can't move the access point, can't you take a router located just within range, configure it to client mode on the AP's channel (say 11), then run an ethernet cable from its output to the "Internet in" port (or perhaps one of the switched ports, I'm not sure) of a _second_ router configured as an AP on a different channel (say 6) and then have that router be the Internet access point serving your more remote wireless computers?

Just asking here; as a thought problem, it's been nagging at me so badly I was preparing to go buy more routers simply to test it out, but I thought I'd save some money and ask here first. Thanks for any clarification and help.

Fire away!

A:WiFi Router X 2 = Repeater?

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I have a TrendNet TEW-639GR wireless router working with a EnGenius ERB9250 Wireless repeater. They seem to be working together but I have some questions regarding the setup.

1) Both are using the same channel, is this correct? They show up as two separate signals on a WiFi scanner with the same name, on the same channel, with two separate mac addresses.

2) How do I force my portable devices to connect to the repeater rather than the router? When I go to the Windows 7 "connect" page I see only one network choice (because they are sharing the same name). Sometimes the portable devices will connect to the router other times they will connect to the repeater.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide

A:Configuring a WiFi repeater

Sometimes the portable devices will connect to the router other times they will connect to the repeater.Click to expand...

Isn't that the point of having a Repeater? To connect to the stronger signal?

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i have a netgear router which doesn't cover, wirelessly, well my house. I've just added a d-link DAP-1360 AP as a repeater. Since I've added it, the coverge problems are history, all the computers, wired and wireless, are able to connect to the internet. However, homegroup doesn't work any more. I can't share files between the computers. How can I fix it?

A:Homegroup and a wifi repeater

It may be that you will need to recreate your homegroup from scratch. Give it a go and see if solves the issue.
Windows 7 HomeGroup: Walkthrough

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I've had this problem for about a year now.. My wireless connection disconnects whenever a certain vehicle pulls in the driveway, yes it is very strange, and aggravating..i have a dlink DIR-615 router and matching wireless adapter.. the connection is fine during the day.. but when this car pulls in the driveway, it goes nuts..disconnecting every minute..now ive been researching ways to stop this,, but nothing seems to work,. makes me so mad when im in the middle of a game on xbox live, and it disconnects,.. the other thing i will mention, is that the specific car has a sirius satellite radio equipped,.. and an antenna on the hood of the car..(magnetic)..this is what looks to be the root of my problem,,.. i have tried to take the antenna down and place it inside the vehicle, and take the radio off the base and leave it inside..but i still lose connection! i really want to renew my xbox live subscription but i dont know if i will be able to if the connection failures keep up..and since the cable company is busy with whatever.. im just at a stand still here.. if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated! thanks.

A:XBL/Wireless/SSR connection failure.

Some things you can try here.
For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.
Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.

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Hi guys im having trouble with my wireless connectivity. All was working fine until my laptop crashed and needed to be restarted, ever since the restart my computer is failing to find any wireless networks, any suggestions?

A:Wireless connection failure

hi,,,, check to see if the wireless card is ok in device manager,,,, look for yellow triangles or red x's,,,, then look to see if its still enabled, it could have got disabled some how,,,, type in network sharing centre into start menu search box and then click on manage network connections on the left,,, right click the wireless cards icon and click enable,,, btw,, can you still connect with an Ethernet cable ??
good luck.

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This failed home wireless network scenario involves:

1 ea. Dell 2400 desktop - Windows XP SP2
1 ea. HP Pavilion Notebook - recently reinstalled with Windows XP SP1, due to a replacement hard drive
1 ea. DSL 2wire modem from ATT
1 ea. Wireless G Router - 2.4 GHz-802.11g from Belkin. This router is the new element in the mix.

The wireless router is connected to the DSL modem. The Dell desktop is connected by Cat-5 Ethernet cable to the wireless router.

The HP notebook is equipped with 802.11g wireless connectivity.

After running the installation disk that came with the Belkin wireless router, and enabling WPA encryption, I entered the WPA encryption key into the laptop. It appeared to work correctly, for a few days providing a good Internet connection. However, I wanted to update the OS from SP 1 to SP 2, so I went to the Microsoft system software update page. There I continually got a download error indicating a firewall problem. Trying various solutions provided by Microsoft's site, I re-ran the Network Setup wizard on both the desktop and the PC. All of a sudden the HP cannot connect to the wireless network. (I also ran the Wireless Network setup, numerous times, and created a new network, with a new WPA key. Entering it into the laptop does not permit access.) The desktop pc has no problem connecting through the Ethernet.

I cannot recall fully the numerous dialog boxes and wizards I have tried without success. This appears to be not a hardware problem, but a syste... Read more

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Nowadays, wireless router is a basic device at home because wireless access point (AP) is required. Sometime, a wireless repeater is also needed in a big house especially that with a big yard. Actually, without wireless router, only a Windows 7 laptop can be turned into a WiFi hotpot or a wireless repeater. Many discussions can be found online regarding how to turn Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi AP or virtual WIFI hotpot, however, the internet surfing is based on a local area connection. If wanna extend a WIFI signal to an enhanced new wireless AP, generally two wireless adapters are considered.

Here, differently, with only one wireless adapter but without 3rd-party software, we can setup a wireless repeater in a Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium laptop with only one wireless adapter. This can boost the wireless signal to smartphones, tablet computers, or other wireless devices. Also, the mobility and flexibility allow extending the signal to a yard or a garage conveniently as you want.

It is known that a virtual wireless adapter can be created with a third party software or only Windows 7 built-in commands. But in Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium, usually the virtual wireless adapter cannot be created or a hosted network cannot be started. I found a specific approach to clear the issues.

We can follow the steps (successful setup in my two Windows 7 Home laptops),

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and th... Read more

A:Turn Windows 7 Laptop into Wireless Repeater with One Wireless Adapter

This method is available for starting soft AP of Windows 7 Home Premium laptop when set up repeater, some third party softwares or methods can create soft AP for Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate only.

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I have 2 routers
wifi-router1 ( its a wifi router with adsl2+ modem)
wifi-router2 (its working in repeater mode)
SSID: Tenda

I configured wifi-router2's repeater mode via site-scan and then selected my wifi-router1. It did not gave me any error.

Now I can connect to both wifi-router1 and wifi-router2 but internet is only working on wifi-router1. What specifict settings I need to get internet from wifi-router2 also.

LongLive JohnWill

A:Wifi Repeater correct settings

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Amcrest 2.4 mhz Wi-Fi IP cameras - 2
Netgear wnr 2000 v5 Wi-Fi router
Intel quad core desktop/Win XP pro sp3
Amcrest Surveillance Pro software

I have 2 cameras mounted outdoors and connected wirelessly to my wireless router. Because of obstructions (brick walls), I'm having trouble getting video signals without significant latency issues. Additionally, I am having trouble connecting to the cameras through the software to make changes in configuration.

I thought my router had a repeater function, but it does not. I was about to purchase a Netgear extender that is advertised as having a repeater function, but apparently it does not.

I cannot move my "main router" because I cannot relocate my internet connection/modem.

I "think" my only option is to locate a repeater at a midpoint between the cameras and the existing router, thereby creating a stronger signal to the main router.

My questions:
1. By utilizing a repeater, will I eliminate my latency issue.
2. Improve connectivity between software/cameras.

I'm having trouble finding a Netgear Wi-Fi router that has a repeater function at a reasonable price. Can you recommend an affordable router with repeater function or a standalone repeater.

Sorry for the long post...I've been fighting this issue for weeks.

A:Repeater for Wifi IP cameras to Router

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I have a Linksys wifi router but it is over on one side of the house. So I also have a d-link repeater nearer the living room. There are two desktop PC, two iPhones, and iPad and a smart tv using the wifi. Most of the time all is well but once every week or two the TV will stop streaming (Netflix or Pandora) and claim it is not connected to the internet. Last evening when that happened I had an iPhone and an iPad in the same room with the TV. The iPad and iPhone also could not connect to the wifi although they saw the SSID.

I unplugged the repeater and left it unplugged and everything got normal again.

The Linksys router and the d-link repeater are using the same SSID and both are on channel 6. Is that an OK setup or should the channels be different?

-- Larry

A:Channel selection for wifi repeater

You can use the same ssid so you can connect to the same name everywhere or you can have a second ssid that way you know which router your connected to. Being on the same channel they can interfere with each other better to have them poles apart

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Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
Computer Name IBM-7AB344776C7 (Christmas reboot)
User Name will
Logon Domain IBM-7AB344776C7

CPU Type Mobile Unknown, 1300 MHz (3.5 x 371)
Motherboard Name IBM 2373JTU
Motherboard Chipset Intel Odem i855PM
System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (02/27/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Sierra Wireless AC595U DM Port (COM5)
Communication Port Sierra Wireless AC595U CNS Port (COM6)
Communication Port Sierra Wireless AC595U NMEA Port (COM7)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 (M7)
3D Accelerator ATI M7

Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

Disk Drive HTS541040G9AT00
Disk Drive USB Flash Memory USB Device
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8083N (8x/24x DVD-ROM)

C: (FAT32) 33286 MB (30422 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse IBM ThinkPad UltraNav Pointing Device

Primary IP Address
Primary MAC Address 00-A0-D5-FF-FF-85
Network Adapter Sierra Wireless AC595U 1xEV-DO Network Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
Network Adapter WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface (
Modem Sierra Wireless AirCard 595U Modem Device
Modem ThinkPad Integrated 56K Modem

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I have 2 desktop computers with identical Belkin Wireless G Desktop Cards.
Both computers have the latest Belkin drivers and the router is a Belkin as well.
One computer never looses its wireless connection, the other fails numerous times an hour. When the router is rebooted and the computer is restarted, the connection persists for a while, but once it fails the first time it fails intermittently and frequently. It always reconnects on its own, usually quickly, but sometimes it takes a few minutes.
What I've done so far:
1. Reset the router to factory default and reconfigured, then uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless card and driver.
2. Changed the channel from auto (ch 1) to ch 6.
3. Pulled out my hair, banged my head on the desk etc.
Please advise on further steps that might proceed my next one which is to just go buy another card. I hate to give up, just ask my kids.

A:intermittent failure of wireless connection

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from Belkin's web site.

If the problem computer is running Windows XP make sure you don't have multiple wireless utilities (e.g., Belkin's and XP's WZC) running.

Make sure you have the latest router firmware. If you upgrade then reset to factory default settings and reconfigure.

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

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

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Every now and then, I have a problem where the network connection manager pops up wanting to make a 3g connection when I already have a wifi connection. I do not have my data card in my laptop so it couldn't connect even if I told it to.

I am running Windows XP on a Toshiba Tecra M2.

Suggestions appreciated.

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Guys got a problem. Hopefully one of you can point me in the right direction for a solution.

The problem is Mom's house and her Charter Internet, and the House layout. The cable TV/Internet comes into her house on the south side of the house, into the Sun Room.Which is to the right of the garage. So the Connection is smack dab in the middle of the end of the house.

To the north of moms desk, where the internet/cable tv comes in is the next room over is the Utility room with the Hot water heater, furnace and W/D for clothes. To the east of this and still north of the sun room is the kitchen and to the north of those, the bedrooms and back yard.

Now, Her Charter modem has wifi. It works great for the south end of the house. Deck, garage, yard, driveway. But anything past the Kitchen, is almost dead.

Is there something we can do to get a WIFI signal at the NW corner of the house which is the guest bedroom? Do I need a repeater or something? will I need to run any wiring, or anything like that? She wants wifi signal there to cover that part of the house and the back yard.

Any help appreciated..

A:Solved: Help, House needs a WIFI Extension or repeater?

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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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To begin with, after letting my mother borrow my net-book a few times she complained of not being able to log on to the internet (IE & Firefox). I attempted to log on with my personal account on Windows and was able to connect. First thing I noticed was "Custom Windows Safety" which obviously was not by windows. Then I noticed a new toolbar installed "StartNow". I was able to access the internet for about a week until recently. It said I was connected to my wireless network with limited or no activity and I could not use the internet at all! I disabled the network and tried to enable it, now saying "Connection Failed!".

Honestly I don't know where to start.

Any suggestions?
(I am posting on my desktop since I am unable to on my net-book)

A:Startnow Toolbar & Wireless Connection Failure

Please download FarbarServiceScanner and run it on the computer with the issue. You will need to transfer these files via cd/dvd also run these programs as admin
Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
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Hi there- I have spend much of today trying to regain my internet connection. I am running Vista Home edition and clicked yes to install an update and then everything went downhill after that. I have tried everything from powering my router on and off to restetting my wireless adapter, rolling back to 3 weeks ago. I am unable to connect either from mozilla or ie. My connection shows local only. I can not get to any website at all. I know the connection is good as I am on a different wireless laptop running xp. I also tried to diagnose the connection but windows network diagnostics gives me 3 options 1. plug cable in 2. automatically get new ip address-that didnt work3.pblm w network router-windows failed to repair this option.

I went to the MS forums and this seems to be a known bug-Anyone have any ideas??

A:VISTA wireless connection failure after update

I am using a Netgear DG834GT
Always had problems right from new with my HP IQ770uk with Vista - 2 years ago - its now been at Tech Guys PC World Ton.... for 4 weeks so using another computer with XP
However I did find on the Netgear site earlier this week (its been there a long time is seems)an router upgrade available for 'Vista problems connecting to wireless'.
You might see if your router has a similar download option.
Best of luck with Vista - I have just ordered an Acer 18" laptop with bluray and Windows 7
Anyone intrested in an HP Touchdummy IQ 770uk?? (sometimes refered to as an expensive door stop)

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We have an old Windows XP desktop computer with which we need a wireless connection. We bought the Netgear N-300 USB WNA3100 wireless adapter. Once the driver was installed, it worked pretty nicely. But over the weeks, the Internet connection kept failing. Rarely, it works, but right now it's dead.

The Wireless Network Connection taskbar icon, as well as the NETGEAR version, say that there is a good connection. But the internet doesn't work--both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

What's the problem?

(Also, ipconfig says that DCHP is off, if that matters.)

A:[SOLVED] Wireless Internet connection failure

Hi Zucriy Amsuna,

Try re-installing the wireless network card drivers and see if that helps. Also, since this is a USB wireless card adapter, unplug it and try plugging the device onto another USB port and see if that helps out. Are other computers able to access the wireless internet fine?

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Envy dv6 Windows 8 (64)Network card: Ralink RT3290Hi! Good day to all. My laptop suddenly lost its wireless connection. I did everything the troubleshooting guide says, from system recovery, reinstalling the driver, to restoring the bios to default but i still have the issue. I installed a new driver but still the issue remain. Network driver does not appear in the device manager as well. Did system quick test and passed. But processor check: module missing and wireless module check: not installed. I am having thoughts of getting a new network card thinking this might resolve the issue. But before i do i just want to get some professional informations on other things i can try that might resolve the issue.Thank you in advance.

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Dell Inspiron 1545 w/ Vista
Using the Wifi connection to the internet (wireless) to building Wifi, the signal strength is strong but the speed is poor. My regular desktop shows speeds are fine (used in the same area). (Desktop >16Mbs...Laptop <1 to 4.5Mbs.

Dell help is non existent. Computer given to me by son of recently deceased friend,

A:Wireless Wifi connection speed

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Im helping a friend out here. He thinks he has changed the settings in his mobile wifi router r205 Huawei. I can ping the & when i connect a cable from a different router it works fine for his laptop. When i run the ipconfig /all the media is disconnected. The primart DNS suffix doesnt show up. Any help with this

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hello everyone

i have a weak wifi signal all around the house and i was wondering what is the best repeater that would work with virgin media's superhub

thank you

A:Best repeater to improve Virgin media Superhub Wifi

Hi there ... Have you always had a weak signal .. What sort of speeds are you getting .. I had the same problem with the same company you are using .. I called them up and now i am getting great signal all over even in the rear garden .. So i suggest you try that before being out any expense

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Hi, pls. help me to make dlink dsl router 2640T to be working as repeater which will be able to receive wifi signals. I've seen one guy using the same dlink dsl-2640T as wifi signal repeater where he was successfully able to receive wifi signals.

My PC's configuration is as follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1974 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39997 MB, Free - 10423 MB; D: Total - 74465 MB, Free - 17354 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03C6YH
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled

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

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We have a Belkin N router upstairs in the house....I have never had good reception downstairs in the basement, almost non-existent. I ended up buying a Diamond WiFi Repeater, and at first we had no troubles....computers downstairs and my iPhone were able to finally get strong signals down in the basement. Then something happened, and I'm not sure if it's due to two of the 4 computers getting Windows 7 or not. But now the two computers with Windows 7 constantly give IP Address Conflict errors and/or won't connect to the internet. The two Windows XP computers downstairs connected via WiFi have no issues, and my iphone has no issues. I know it's the Diamond Repeater because if I fire up the Windows 7 desktop (connected to the router via cable), it won't connect....as soon as I unplug the repeater, I am able to connect again. Now if I plug the repeater back in after the Windows 7 computers are connected to the internet, then it doesn't seem to have an issue, until the next time I try to start the computer fresh with the repeater already plugged in.

I have emailed Diamond about this, and my response back was as follows, and of course they didn't tell me how to do any of this:
"If your repeater is causing that kind of error, it's because the router is trying to give the same address to the computer and the repeater. If you give either the computer or the repeater a static IP address, your issue should be alleviated."

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A:Diamond WiFi Repeater issues...driving me insane! Please help

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

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

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

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A:Iphone, wireless router, and a wireless repeater

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

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I 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?


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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