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Q: cannot login after adding wifi extender

I tried to add a wireless wifi extender . It had me create a alternate network, ending with _ext . Problem is now it just says incorrect password when I try to connect to my regular network and the alternate one. I cannot get online now at all with my computers tablets etc. How do I delete the alternate network that was added. I reset everything. Didnt fix it

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A: cannot login after adding wifi extender

You failed to mention the brand and model of wifi extender.

It also is helpful if you mention the current modem and router or gateway in use.

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So i have a TP link router downstairs and a prolink wireless extender in my room. I pushed the WPS button on the main router and then on the prolink extender and it worked. It automatically connected to the wifi and working. However I want to change some settings on the extender but I can't connect to the IP address of the extender. Which is "". I can however connect to the default IP address of TP link while I am connected to the extender, which is "". Does anyone know what I can do to connect to my extender and change the settings?

A:Can't login into my wifi extender's IP address


So Run CMD As Administartor and type ipconfig, copy the Default Gateway ip, open chrome and paste it and see if it works

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Hey Guys,

Hey I have been looking into a Range Extender for my Router because my Vista Machine and Windows 7 Desktop both receive Poor Signal at the End of the House and was wondering how and what Hardware I need to Install a Range Extender

Our Router is a Belkin I will give you the Full Details Later today

Also Another Question what Range Extenders are compatible

Many Thanks,

A:Adding a Range Extender

Are you sure you want an extender? They can cost a fair bit of money, so I'll give you the free alternatives first:

10 tips for improving your wireless network

^^It's really helpful and I have followed the steps that I haven't already done and I can see the speed differences already

^^Try putting some foil at the back of the router (between the router and the wall). This will reflect any signals that go that way - I'm assuming you don't have laptops in the walls

Apple - AirPort Express - Features - Internet Sharing

^^ A friend of mine does this, and he seems to like it but it does cost $100 (here's the ebay results: airport express items - Get great deals on Computing, Consumer Electronics items on eBay UK!)

Hope this helps Josh


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Hey guys,

I know I have posted before about this but my Connection has gotton worse and I would like to add a Range extender Wirelessly If I can't then the last resort is to use an Ethernet Cable

Please Help me as to what IP Address I need and as to How I make a connection between the 2 Routers

Any help would be appreciated

Many Thanks,

A:Adding a Range extender


I have tried this configuration, when I had a router without wireless & one with but no modem connected via a wired connection.

Set the gateway of the second router (Wireless & no modem in my case) to the IP address of the first router & leave the first one alone.

When you log-on wirelessly use the second router as your gateway & it will redirect correctly.

If you connect via a wire you still need to route in the same way i.e Connect to the second router & all will be well, otherwise you will need to change the gateway of your static IP addressing, if used.

I am not sure if there is an easier way of doing this but it worked for me!

I now have a range extender (connected via a wire to a new first router (second one removed & binned) as I updated the first router & that was easier to set up! All now on standard settings.

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I have been Trying to add a Range extender so I can Get a better Signal Coverage accross my House,

Please Help me as to what I need to do with both of ther Routers to be able to connect them Wirelessly Last resort would be ethernet Connection but that can take some time

Any Help is appreciated,

If you want anymore Information then please ask

Many Thanks,

A:Adding a Range Extender

this tutorial may help.

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i was adding the xbox extender on my computer. i have already gotten the 8-digit code and went into the xbox and put in all of my wireless network settings. my computer sees the xbox and vice-versa.. i have allowed media sharing on my computer settings...
-when i go to the media center, after i enter in the code, it goes through the checklist... "configuring computer settings", "searching for extender" but it keeps failing at the "configuring extender settings". any suggestions???

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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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First off, I've spent a week searching for a solution to this so if I've missed something obvious I apologize.

My xbox has been connected as a media center extender to this computer and router combination for several months now. The router is a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH. Earlier this week the media center extender was having trouble playing back video. After a restart of the computer the extender was no longer connected.

When I try to add a new extender I get the message "Cannot add extender". Microsoft says to enable upnp and multicast. Check. Reflashed firmware to dd-wrt. No luck. Flash back to buffalo firmware. No luck. Try an old Linksys WRT54GL I have lying around. No Luck.

The event logger has this error: "Media Center Extender Setup failed as the Extender was detected on the network but the UPnP search for the Extender failed (timed out after 20000ms)." Event ID: 538

Now I've done everything I could find about enabling network discovery, allowing anything to access media and such. Network and sharing is set pretty much wide open. I've also tried switching between home and work networks.

With that said, I decided to check and see what updates have been installed. It turns out that an update was applied on the day I started having problems. It says it cannot be uninstalled. Description of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software feature update

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A:UPnP Search Fails when adding Xbox 360 Media Center Extender

I've tried restarting the upnp, media center extender, and network list services. Also deleted the media center computer in the xbox 360. Still nothing.

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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?


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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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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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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?


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 just moved a computer for a friend from one room to another as they replaced it with a new one. That said the old one in the other room has no internet source. They want to use it in the other room. What would be the best way to get internet to that computer? It will be 20' or so from the router. It is not line of site but it is pretty close overall. I have not had to look for anything like this before so I am kind of out of the loop. Thanks.

A:Wifi extender maybe?

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I 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.


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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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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Hi! Excuse my terrible explanation in advance, I know nothing about IT.

I can't connect my laptop to my school wifi system, but I found that using someone's mobile hotspot to that wifi works for me. So I figured that I could somehow use a wifi extender/bridge thingy to connect myself to the system? Like System --> ethernet to the wifi extender -- > my laptop. I do know how to connect it to a normal private wifi network, but not my school one cuz it needs my username and password. So...

Is this even possible? How can I make my wifi extender device do THE THING?

Thanks, any help is appreciated!

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So my previous thread got locked. I just need to rephrase my question and make sure that there is truly no solution before giving up completely )-:

Can I make my own WiFi extender off a WPA2-Enterprise network?

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How do I add a password to a wfii extender to make it private?
It's a TP-Link EAP 110-Outdoor (US) Version 1.1

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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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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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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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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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Is there anyway of using the super hub 1 which is disconected from virgin media to act as a wifi extender/repeater?
I currently have a super hub 2 connected and activated from vm, but in some spots of the house i cant access wifi or its a poor signal so o was tjinking if it is possible to create a wifi extender from the super hub 1? Any help would be appreciated, and thanks.

A:VM Super Hub 1 into a wifi extender

Check the user guide and/or the configuration pages to see if it has a "Repeater" or "Range Extender" mode.

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Hi!Just bought a wifi extender (nexxt xtender 300). Trying to set it up. Laptop connects to it and Internet access is ok, but can't get browser to open IP address When I run troubleshooting software (windows 8), it tells me computer is configured correctly but device or resource does not respond. Please help...

A:Configuring wifi extender

What device is supposed to be at

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

[Press ENTER after each command.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Hi, not sure if anyone can answer this but, I have a wifi connection question. I'm looking for suggestions on how increase the signal through my place. I have AT&T U-verse, I have an Xbox one and everyone uses cable boxes to watch tv but in a two story even with my xbox hooked up to the cable box modem it goes slow & causes the other peoples tv's signal to mess up when people are watching cable. I could be watching tv and the cable boxes will say there are connection issues and will stop temporarily working. Would a router added to my att router help or a wifi extender?

I've heard of the Nighthawk routers and ones specifically made for Xbox but in a house full of people streaming or watching cable which could routers, extenders or both work? We have connection issues all over the house. We have a camera out doors that always loses signal and a Ring doorbell that doesn't have the best connection but that is hooked up to a $20 amazon wifi extender.

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Good morning.

My company provides free WiFi access with minimum security (WEP) for phones, laptops, etc. It has worked well for a couple of years. IT has made some hardware changes/moves which has put my office outside the wireless access point parameters in the building. I have tried connecting with both a Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 laptop, both of which have a/b/g/n (for sure, n) wireless adapter cards.

Question: Is there any hardware or software configuration to extend the signal of my laptop's wireless adapter in order to connect or is that option only available with wifi extenders on the wireless network itself?

Thanks in advance. Larry.

A:Solved: WiFi extender at the PC/laptop?

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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


(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


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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the city I work in offers free public wifi downtown, I have a very weak signal indoors (brick building), if I go out I can get a strong enough signal to connect to the internet. would a wireless range extender give me a better signal?

A:range extender for public wifi

I use a Hawkins amplified signal booster in our motorhome(has metal skin) when we are in a park with wifi and need a stronger signal. It is # HWU8DD - Hi-Gain™ USB Wireless-G Dish Adapter It works very well.
You can find it at www.hawkingtech.com
Worth checking into anyway. It looks like a minature satellite dish. It attaches via USB

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windows 10 installed major updates this morning now I cannot get onto the internet via my range extender this has always been intermittent in the past but could get it to work eventually I have run the connection diagnostics and its telling me there are components missing and will not connect?

if I move rooms so that I am directly linked to the router instead of the extender everything works fine.

A:no internet via wifi range extender

Originally Posted by dave45

windows 10 installed major updates this morning now I cannot get onto the internet via my range extender this has always been intermittent in the past but could get it to work eventually I have run the connection diagnostics and its telling me there are components missing and will not connect?

if I move rooms so that I am directly linked to the router instead of the extender everything works fine.

Ran troubleshooting and did it lists what exactly was missing, if it works using the routers wifi without the extender then i would believe you found the issue being the extender since it has been intermittent in the past. Been issues here with WiFi extenders, doubt the Windows update caused it.

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Hey guys, I'm having trouble installing a Linksys wireless range extender. I am trying to the building that I'm installing it in is old it has thick concrete walls but I can get a 3 bar signal just from the main access point two rooms away. I want to get 4 to 5 bars, in that room. I have went through the autoconfig and that goes just fine. Where I encounter problems is when I go through the setup CD and try to assign the wep encryption to the range extender.

The network:

1 wireless access point 128 wep encryption
2 connected printers (wired)
2 laptops (wired)
1 laptop (wireless)

Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions

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I have a wireless internet range extender and my PC says "no internet" when connected to it, but when I connect my phone to the extender the internet works just fine. Like it connects to it but says "no internet access"

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It's getting close for me to start heading off to college and I have a wifi range extender for my room and am intending on bringing it to college. I know the wifi signal isn't best during college because all of the walls that it has to pass through. Would my wifi range-extender work in a college dorm as it does in my room where the wifi signal isnt the strongest?

A:Wifi range-extender question

Yes, it'll work...if you are allowed to have it, some schools prohibit the use of your own network gear. If the walls are thicker or made of concrete then the range will of course be affected. If you plan on using the dorm's wireless then they would likely have a system in place to offer complete coverage already.

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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?


A:Using wireless printer and chromecast on wifi extender

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


LAN Setting

DHCP Setting

IP Config

If u need anymore data. I would like to provide. Since i can connect to my router directly (not via Extender), i can assume my router setting is not broken. Thanks in advance.

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so there is my contribution to this fine piece of hardware. ( no issues and works encrypted.)
i bought it on Amazon Aug 2010.

my house is too big. i retired and upscaled.

2700sq ft. conv. construction with brick outside, no concrete in side.

but my wife cant an access my wireless WRT54G

sig too weak and even with parabolic dish behind! fun they are...

i got a WRE54G repeater. all Linksys (cisco) must be....

Goal 1:
first you must get the upper blue light stay blue.

that says, unit has login'd and connect'd to your router above.
this is no passive repeater but will autologin on open wifi, which i never do.

mine is set up for WPA PSK + AES with a long passphrase.

next follow this plan.

especially page 2
the version 3 repeater has a special net cable that allows you to
connect you, directly to a lap top NIC or desk top nic.

nic = network interface car (ethernet)

first power on the repeater and do a long reset over 10secs.
then when LEDS settle , power off repeater.

you then must set your test PC nic card to , mask 255,255,255,0
using CP network applet. config pc, wireless off.

then connect the direct connect net cable between the laptop and repeater.

last power up the repeater
in your browser cruise to
the login screen comes up.
tab to USERNAME field,(un is blank , (null)
tab to pass word and ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a Verizon Quantum Gateway router and a WCB3000N wifi extender. The router is new, and the extender worked fine with the old router.

What's happening is that there is no "handoff" between the router and the extender. I did a factory reset on the extender, and it's creating its own separate wifi network....which I believe is as it should be. However, when I leave the router wifi range of my home and enter the area where the extender provides the stronger signal, my device (cell phone) does not automatically get picked up by the extender. I have to manually switch to the extender's wifi network.

As mentioned, it's a new router and I have not done any manual configuration to it....just activated it and started using it. After doing the factory reset on the extender, I also have not manually configured it at all.

Any help would be appreciated. Only thing I have tried is to hit the WPS button on the extender and then do the same on the router. I read that it worked for someone, but not for me.

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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'm not sure if this question belongs on this forum but I'll post it anyway.
I recently bought a wifi extender and a generic Chromecast so that my wife could access Netflix on her unsmart TV. I have determined that the extender is working by establishing a wifi connection on my smart TV. I plugged the Chromecast dongle into the HDMI port on my wife's TV, but when I change the source on the TV to HDMI I get a No Signal message. I have followed the instructions that came with the dongle which simply required me to plug the dongle into the TV. I have pressed the WPS button on both the router and the extender. Am I missing a step somewhere?

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LAN port doesn't connect to WiFi extender?
Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
Supermicro X8DTU-F with Intel 82576 port
Cable modem
Wireless router NETGEAR WNDR4300
Extender NETGEAR WN2500RP

I connect wirelessly (WiFi) to the router. I can use a USB WiFi adapter but it's slow. Using the extender is twice as fast. So I'm connected via an ethernet cable from my computer's LAN port to the extender. The extender uses the 5 GHz channel to the wireless
router. I disable the extender as a WiFi access point, since I'm only connecting through the LAN port.

Problem is... Apparently some configuration is arbitrarily lost or takes time to rebuild after restarting my PC or after some other event. My guess is that the LAN port has trouble reconnecting to the extender. Or maybe the extender has to reconnect with the
router after an extended period of no traffic? 

I tried updating the motherboard's LAN driver, but seems it's the most current version. I leave the extender on and it still happens. 

I could use some leads.


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Hello all,

I am looking to expand my home wifi and am looking for some reliable advice. Specifically, I have a mother in law apartment connected to a detached garage that my daughter just moved into, and she is looking to get some reliable wifi in the area. She can jump on our home wifi from one room, not from her bedroom area, and the signal over-all is not that great.

I have already ran ethernet out to the building.

Now I am wondering what would produce best over-all results...

Should I:

A) Setup a 2nd wifi router in her area, complete with a new SSID? Keep in mind, she does tend to come over to our place a few times a day at least.

B) Setup the 2nd wifi router as an access point?

C) Setup the 2nd wif router as a repeater or an extender?

Honestly, I have been searching for over an hour for a video tutorial or explanation that might enlighten me as to which is my best course, and I have been striking out, so any info you can provide is greatly appreciated!! I would also go for a link to an article or video that you might have or be aware of. Anything informative.

A:Wireless Strategy - 2nd wifi router, vs AP, vs Extender/brg?

Doing (C) kinda dumb since you already have an ethernet cable to the location.

Do (A) if you want her network protected from yours; do (B) if you want just one local area network.

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