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5GHz Extender with 2.4GHz Router

Q: 5GHz Extender with 2.4GHz Router

I have a router on one side of my house that is broadcasting 2.4GHz. I have an extender on the other side of the house that is connected to the router with 2.4GHz, but it is broadcasting 5GHz. Both the router and the extender have the same SSID and password. Is this a suitable setup if I want to roam the house on the same network?

Thanks for the help!

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A: 5GHz Extender with 2.4GHz Router

I actually just disabled 5GHz completly around the house and both the router and the extender are on 2.4 and have the same SSID and password. Is there anything else I need to do to make roaming the house a smooth process?

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I thought I had a double NAT problem, online somewhere it said go into Bridge Mode, CSR said the ISP router is already in that mode.

I have a cable router as my ISP, hooked up to a ASUS router (2.4GHz and 5GHz) for the house. Have 10 devices on the ASUS. On the Cisco ISP router, I got my Desktop computer in port 2 running to my Ethernet port on the back of my computer, and ASUS in port 1 which goes to the blue input port on the ASUS. I turned off the WiFi on the Cisco router.

The question I have is how can I log into my ASUS router when hard-wired into port 2 on the CISCO router.
CISCO is 192.168.0.1 - ASUS is using port one 192.168.0.10, Computer is using port two 192.168.1.194
ASUS is 192.168.1.1 - Can only access this router when connected to it via WiFi.

Well I am connected to both now - the WiFi on the ASUS and hardwired to the CISCO.
I have both routers open. ASUS 192.168.1.1 and Cisco 192.168.0.1
This problem seems to be artificially solved.

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SO I picked up a new router thinking it was simultaneous dual band, turns out it is just single band. so either or. My question is, is it possible to leave the ADSL+ modem wireless on @ 2.4ghz and have the router wireless @5ghz?
 

A:New Router, 2.4ghz and 5ghz?

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Hello,

I have 4 apple devices in house. 3 on 5ghz connected to access point, and 1 on 2.4ghz.
its a belkin router, model N10117.

the belkin router is connected to a virgin router.
thier is a setting on the belkin router, which allows you to use it as an 'access point'.

all 4 devices can connect perfectly. and use programs like 'VLC remote' perfectly.

but when it comes to itunes on the pc, after setting all the apropriate settings on itunes,
itunes is unable to see all 4 devices for 'wireless syncing'.

ive come to a hault, and stuck :/
many thanks in advance,
stuart

A:Router 5ghz and 2.4ghz not see apple devices?

as etc info -

I have virgin router 4 lan ports - port 4 is connected belkin N10117 router, and setting is set too 'act as access point'.

PC is connected to virgin router via LAN...

is it something to do with the IP address maybe?

stuart

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Hi, I have a netgear WNDR3400 100nar router, dual band, 2.4ghz and 5ghz. I set up 2 connections. On the 2.4ghz I set up a WEP connection with 64 bit encryption for my wireless repeater (WNR2000). On the 5ghz i set up WPA2 for regular use. Unfortunately my computer does not support 5ghz or atleast i dont think it does. My samsung tv picks up the 5ghz so I connected to that, the macbook pro connects to the 5ghz. The other computer I want on the 2.4 ghz with the repeater. Hardlined via ethernet anything and everything works. For some reason 2.4ghz wont connect wirelessly and does not even give me the option to enter the hex key. just says unable to connect. the 2.4 doesn't work on anything (currently the repeater is offline until I can fix this issue). Infact, ignore the repeater info. I think there is a problem with the distribution of the IP addresses. Could they be overlapping between the 2.4 and the 5? The next item on the network (tv) using 5ghz, occupies sequence 2 under the ip address....whatever the default is it would occupy 192.168.1.2. I have reformatted my computer, uninstalled and reinstalled network drivers, as much as I could do with the computer itself so I'm assuming it is the router. I've disconnected it and reconnected it, reset it, redone the whole network multiple times, renewed the IP address. What is going on? Can anyone help me please.
 

A:Solved: router issue: 2.4ghz not working, 5ghz working

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I have recently acquired a faster USB adapter (NETGEAR N900) for my connection. I have a NETGEAR N600 router. I can choose from 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. My connection runs very well on 2.4Ghz, I have a limit speed of 144Mbps. However, with 5Ghz that limit is 300Mbps, which I thought it was great, but when I switched to 5Ghz I was only getting 54Mbps and weaker signal strength.

2.4 uses one channel, while 5 uses two channels. Could that be the problem? Again, I'm fine with the current 2.4, but I was just curious if there is a way to increase my speed. It's always nice to have faster internet

A:2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz

I was researching this myself just this morning. Here's the link I read a comparison on the 2, hope it provides a little helpful info for ya.

Is 5 GHz Wi-Fi Wireless Computer Hardware Better than 2.4 GHz?

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I thought that 5Ghz would always beat 2.4Ghz hands down on everything apart from distance. With this in mind I set my router to broadcast at 5Ghz and thought that my wifi would be much better as a result,but it wasn't.

I have my router and my PC in the same room a few meters from each other, and while I was using 2.4Ghz I would always get 90% signal strength,but when I changed to 5Ghz instead of my signal getting to 100% it went to 70%? My router is capable of both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz so why is it that 2.4Ghz is better than 5Ghz when I have been told that it should be the other way around?

I was told that microwaves, cordless telephones and other electronic devices use the 2.4Ghz frequency range and this causes intereference and as such causes a loss of signal.

5Ghz I was told is free of other electronic noise so it is much better and you will always get a stronger signal. The one thing which I was told that made 2.4Ghz better than 5Ghz was the fact that legal restrictions on 5Ghz routers meant that the amount of power they could use to output a signal meant they were not so good over long distances, and in some countries it was even illegal to use 5Ghz frequency.

A:2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz puzzle?

The higher the frequency, the more power it takes to emit said frequency in comparison to lower frequencies. If you have a decent router, however, it shouldn't make a difference which band you transmit. Just because the router CAN use the 5GHz band doesn't mean it'll operate best on it.

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I have a Asus PCE-AC68 wireless card and can connect to my router TG799vacxtream on 2.4GHz, but I cannot see the 5GHz. That's strange, because I see it on my laptop running Windows 10 and on my iPhone and iPad. Only the Asus card cannot see the 5GHz. When I contacted Asus they put the blame on Windows latest update, and when I contacted Microsoft the put the blame on Asus and that they must update their driver. I contacted Asus again and asked for a date to have a updated driver but they can't tell. Strange policy?

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Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
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Antivirus: BullGuard Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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I have an issue with the Wifi connection, but it is only problematic when I'm connected to 2.4Ghz networks.My laptop is running with a Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260. When connected to 5Ghz networks no problem at all, but when the laptops connects to 2.4Ghz networks the internet either does not work at all, or it is at such a low speed it is impossible to be productive. Especially if I'm not near the router as it then automatically shifts to 2.4GHz due to better signal. The issue is present with any network - not just my home network. I have no issues with other devices (PC's, Mac's and smartphones) at home; only this specific laptop. I have chosen 5Ghz as the prefered option, and the driver is up to date. What to do? 

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I bought a D-link DIR 825 router, having read claims that, on ONE wireless network, it runs 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies SIMULTANEOUSLY, and somehow determines for itself how to apply those frequencies to what I'm trying to achieve on the network.

D-link's own support contact denies that this is possible, which appears to contradict D-link's claims about the DIR 825 and what I have read about the product online. They are saying that, indeed, you can use both frequencies at once, but on DIFFERENT machines, i.e. that a single machine cannot be simultaenously connected to both frequencies.

For the life of me, I can't see how to connect to both frequencies at the same time. When setting the DIR 825 up using the relevant wizards, it treats the 2.4GHz and 5GHz as two separate wireless networks. I can then connect each of my computers to one or the other, but apparently not both.

Any help would be enormously appreciated!
 

A:D-LINK DIR 825: how to connect to 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously

They imply two separate transceiver circuits insted of just one that switches transmitting frequency.
Traffic for the 5GHz will be faster with a separate SSID and transmitter., since you will cut out the delays caused by the transceiver switching frequency and handling the slower 2.4GHz traffic.

Your problem is that the computer's wireless adapter can only connect to one SSID and IP address.
You can set up alternate connections for your wireless adapter using a different SSID and IP address for the separate frequencies and switch back and forth, but this is not what you want.

To connect your computer the way you want you would need to have two wireless adapters on the computer.
Set one up using the 2.4GHz SSID and IP address as a default for general wirless use.

Setup the other one using the 5GHz SSID and IP address.

You would need to then set up routing on your computer so that programs that need to use the 5GHz will connect to it.
 

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I just ran over this strange irritating problem on one of my laptop devices...  The connection times out and drops but still connected to router. No internet works when dropped and cant access WAN either when this happens. When this occurs the internet comes back for some second and then randomly drops fast again
The problem only occurs on 1 laptop and @ 2.4Ghz channel works just fine on 5Ghz. 
When internet drops on laptop connected with 2.4 the mobile who is also on 2.4 works just fine 

A:Laptop drops internet ONLY @ 2.4GHZ not 5Ghz

Please post the computer and router model next time.Download MiniToolBox and run the program.When open, checkmark or select all options then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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Hello Windows Gurus,

I'm starting to design a 5GHz Wireless Networks that will work together with an 2.4Ghz during the tests and transition phase. In order to keep the same configuration into the clients, we are choosing the same SSID, so we do not have to go one be one and change the machine configuration.

My question is, If there are two WLAN, one with 2.4Ghz and another with 5Ghz with the same SSID, how Windows will choose to which frequency to connect?! To the 2.4Ghz (the default frequency for most APs) or will it try to connect to the 5Ghz (Faster and Less Interference)?!

I also checked and the computers does have Wireless card that works with 5Ghz frequency.

A:Which wireless frequency Windows 7 considers the best? 2.4Ghz / 5Ghz?

Welcome to Seven Forums,

When you said two WLAN, are there 2 WAPs? One operates at 2.4GHz and another one at 5GHz? Perhaps, you're talking about a Dual Band Router that supports both Standards (11n and 11b/g)?

If your Wi-Fi adapters support both and they are configured with a mixed mode then they should be able to connect to the 5GHz band. The wireless mode can also be changed from your router and set it to just '5GHz' if you'd like all the wireless network devices to utilize the 5GHz.
FYI....802.11n supports both 2.4 and 5GHz clients but you must consider 5GHz than the 2.4GHz if you'd like to achieve a great network performance.

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HiLooking for the part number to replace wireless card in notebook.I need a dual band 2.4ghz and 5ghz card.Current part is HP p/n 709505-001 sps#709848-001ThanksGlenn

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Good morning!

1. Background. I recently purchased a "Toshiba A505-S6017" laptop (Intel Core i5/4GB RAM/500GB HDD) with Windows 7, 64-bit, Premium Home edition installed: (1) I have a fully functioning home network with 4 (other) XP, 32-bit, PC nodes. (2) My router is a "Netgear Rangemax Dual Band Wireless-N Router WNDR3300." (3) My new laptop has an internal "Realtek RTL819 Wireless LAN, 302.11n b/g/n(draft) PCE-E NIC," (4) My laptop tranceiver is "Microsoft 2.4GHz, V1.0" (5) I have two wireless networks on the router, one for the 2.4, the other for the 5Ghz and can switch between the two, as desired.

2. Problem. Windows 7 found the 2.4GHz, no sweat, but does not see the 5GHz. I want 5GHz access since am worried about my 2.4GHz and mutual interference with household cordless phones, microwave, etc. which also use 2.4 -- plus, 5GHz is preferred for the speed/modernization advantages.

3. Actions to-date. I have followed Windows 7 procedures for automatic home-network detection, in many ways. I have researched (all/most?) involved OEMs' documentation, forums, and Internet-wide Google queries. I can find no solution or suggestions for the problem.

I am desperate to find a solution, as I need to set up access to my other computers from my laptop. I am considering upgrading my older PC's to Windows 7, but first need to address this issue. Can you help analyze and solve this?

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A:Windows 7 Detects 2.4GHz, But NOT 5GHz Mode on Home-LAN

Hello and Welcome to the sevenforums!

Have you investigated if the Toshiba wireless NIC has a 5GHz transceiver? If not, that is surely your issue. Cant see 5GHz if lappy isnt 2.4/5GHz dual NIC.

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                           I want to notify that my wifi adapter is not detecting 5Ghz bandwidth it detects only 2.4Ghz ,I am using Y50-70 Laptop (Lenovo) it is a high end gaming PC which has this feature and the hardware capability to detect 5Ghz bandwith.I Bought this laptop on 25/12/2014, i have been using this laptop ever since ,i was using this laptop in LAN to access internet for faster internet ,at certainty I started using the internet using WIFI ,but i came to notification that it only detects  2.4Ghz bandwidth,but this model and the WiFi adapter has the capability to detect 5Ghz bandwidth , i went to the lenovo service centers (Volta Technology Solutions in Chennai many times, but they are not rectify the problem clearly and they asked to mail to the customer care or to call. Please notify this mail as soon as possible and rectify the issue in the means of replacement of the WIFI adapter within the warranty period. Laptop serial no : CB33567993    Model no: 80EJ59431090


























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I want to upgrade my home network to support HD streaming over Wifi. I am considering getting an 802.11ac router and replacing my laptops Wifi network card with one that supports the new Wifi 802.11ac standard.

On my home network I want to connect a TV set top box to the router over Cat6 but my laptop is the only device that will be connecting over Wifi. I have a Dell Inspiron 7520 laptop. It has an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 Wifi card which supports dual stream but only one band: 2.4Ghz.

It looks like my laptop only has two internal antenna cables and for this reason I am thinking I cannot avail of triple stream Wifi-N 450Mb/s + 450Mb/s on a simultaneous dual band N900 router. I am stuck with a theoretical max of 300Mb/s on 2.4Ghz under Wifi-N and/or 866Mb/s on 5Ghz under Wifi-AC.

Here are my questions:

1. If I get a simultaneous dual band router can my laptop stream an HD movie on the 5Ghz band and at the same time download say a Youtube video on the 2.4Ghz band? I ask that because I'd like to get a such a router and preserve every ounce of bandwidth on its 5Ghz band for streaming movies from the set top box to my laptop... not have to share it for web browsing needs.

2. Would it be a better solution, or even possible, to install a third internal antenna in my laptop and get a triple stream 802.11n class Wifi card (such as the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300) and Wifi-N Class router OR should I buy an 802.11ac router and get the better bandwidth it offers... Read more

A:Can my Laptop simultaneously connect to a 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz Wifi network?

You can stream HD movies fine at 150Mbps or even less but it depends on how much of the bandwidth is being used by your neighbors. This can be a big problem in some areas. You won't be able to use both frequency's at once.

Finding the best clean channels to use are what matters most on 2.4 GHz, channel bonding comes in handy sometimes but works best when the channels are mostly clear.

5Ghz is better in this respect because hardly anyone is using it so you tend to get all the bandwidth to yourself but the drawback with 5GHz frequency is that it won't go through walls worth a darn so it's really only useful for open area's outdoors or for large rooms.

I'm running the Asus AC66U router and the Asus PCI-e AC66 NIC which usually runs about 877.5-1.1 Gb. I can stream multiple YouTube video's while watching movies although I could also do this using the 2.4GHz frequency at 300Mbps.

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Hi,

I have a N600 Wireless Dual Band Router model WNDR3400. My question(s) is that if I connect with a wired cable, will I be connected to the 5ghz and avoid interference with those on the 2.4ghz connection?

For example, I have a wired connection with my Playstation 3 but i believe the Playstation 3 incapable of detecting the 5ghz when I do a wireless scan. Does this mean when I connect with a wired cable with the ps3 I use the 2.4ghz connection with other users and getting interference if they're doing something like streaming?

And finally, if my Laptop is unable to detect the 5.ghz connection does that mean I need some sort of adapter? Or does it have to do something with the settings. Its enabled and is on the default channel.
[Sorry one more question, where do I go to see who is currently using the internet connection in the setup]
 

A:Dual Band Interference Question(s) 2.4ghz, 5ghz and Wired

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My Windows 8.1 laptop, fitted with an Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN wireless adapter, suddenly stopped automatically connecting to my router a few months ago. I attempted to connect wirelessly to multiple other routers, all to no avail. My laptop could only connect through an ethernet cable/tethered hotspot. I then moved houses and got the internet set up on a new provider and suddenly my laptop could connect wirelessly again! Sadly, after trying to connect to my university's wi-fi, I found out that the laptop wasn't fixed, it was simply able to connect to my new 5Ghz internet but still had trouble connecting to 2.4Ghz access points.

I've tried everything I can to fix this as my laptop is too vital to my studies for me to be without it even for a short period of time, therefore sending it off for diagnostic and repairs is out of the question for now. So far I have tried:

Installing the latest Windows 8.1 drivers for the card (currently on v.15.14.0.2)
Replacing the wireless card with a new one (same make and model)
A complete, fresh re-installation of Windows 8.1

Running out of ideas on what to try and so turning to the community for help. Even if you're not sure of a fix, determining the problem itself would also be a big help. Thanks much in advance!
 

A:Laptop can't connect to 2.4Ghz frequencies, only 5Ghz frequencies

Try the latest wireless driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site.

If that doesn't work then try the latest driver directly from Intel's site.
 

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My question is I have a computer with 2.4ghz as well as 5ghz, my router is a dual band 2.4 and 5ghz wireless n and no matter what I do my computer will not recognize the 5ghz network.

Background info: I have read through many forums and tried many different solutions none of which seem to work. My computer is 2 weeks old (hp). I have gone into device manager and clicked on the network card, properties, and advanced tab to discover my computer does support both 5ghz and 2.4ghz, as well both are enabled. My router is the wrt601n linksys dual band N wireless router. I have tried every setting possible with that router including : mixed, n only, a only, 20 or 40 all different widths and no matter what combination my computer will only pick up the 2.4ghz. Both drivers/software for my computer and router are up to date with the lastest. I have also tried close to and far away, distance and range are not issues either. It's becoming a major issue not having both bands working because we having gaming equiptment that when somebody is playing it kicks the other person off of the internet entirely! I am at a loss here on what to do please help!!!

A:Computer won't recognize 5ghz router (computer has 5ghz), windows 7

Go into your cards'
'Computer management' > 'Device Manager' > right click on your wireless card > 'properties' menu > 'advanced'

Check that 2.4/5ghz is set up for your correct country band! (UK = 1-13)

To turn on Dual band wireless 'n'
My linksys 2.4/5 pci card has a menu item called "Multimedia Gaming environment" > 'enable'

This enables dual band - top speed @ 300!

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Can laptops with g cards pick up 5ghz freq.? I have a Sony Vaio but i have another laptop which is a toshiba??? any help?

A:5ghz router

AFAIK WiFi operates in the 2.4Ghz band...

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HELP!!!

I have been trying everything possible to get my laptop to connect to my home network. I am able to utilize my laptop when traveling, but, when I try and connect to my home router, it basically does nothing. I can plug in my laptop to the router using cable, and everything works fine. I have disabled WEP, changed passwords, you name it, I think I have done it. Could someone please help me. I have reset the router to default, and rebuilt it. Not sure what else I can try. Thanks!!!

MBADBOYCA!!!
 

A:Wireless networking using LINKSYS G 2.4GHZ Router

No help???

Come on, I know someone out there can point me in the right direction!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Hello, let me explain my situation.
We live in an apartment complex and there are 3 desktops that connect to the router. On an evening we were experiencing extreme lag which we determined was due to traffic on the channels.
We bought a router that can use 5ghz and also 3 new compatible adaptors. Installed it, worked just fine on 5ghz.... for a day. Then the signal took a dump and ping was between 700 and thousands on all pcs.
Rebooted the router after reading forums and seeing this as a common issue until reboot, and it was fine again. Signal took a dive again a day later, rebooted again. This time only 2 of the pcs were getting the speed, and the other one was barely getting any (no more than 1gb/s). Rebooted, that PC was fine, the other 2 were under 1gb/s. Rebooted, and they all switched order again. Finally got all 3 working, again just for a day until the signal took a dump, now I cant get more than 1 PC (the same one this time every reboot) at max speed.
Switched them onto the 2.4ghz, works fine. Back to 5ghz, nope nothing, clinging to connection for its life on 2 of the 3 PCs.

All 3 are using identicle adapters, 15 feet from router no walls, and are set up identicle. Channel is on auto as is the frequency (have tried 20mhz, 40mhz, and a variety of channels).

Does anyone have any idea? Thank you
 

A:Router problem with 5ghz

Make and model of router? How are you accessing the internet, I.e. cable, FIOS?
 

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Hi all, this is my first post so I really appreciate all of the help and I can't tell you how much I've benefitted from the things I've read while lurking here over the last few days. Now, on to the show...

I have an HP workstation with a Q35 based mother board that had a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo in it (E6550), and I wanted to put the processor into my new rig, but still want to use the old comp. I have a Cedar Mill core Pentium 4 3.4GHz HT that's also socket 775 and I thought I'd just stick that in the HP since it doesn't need the better processor. Now, when I try to boot the HP, I get a couple of beeps and the fan just goes on overdrive and stays that way until I shut the thing off, but it never boots.

What's weird is that I can stick the Core 2 Duo back in and everything boots up just fine, but the thing just hates on that P4 like no tomorrow. Now I've used the P4 in my new rig just to make sure it wasn't shot, and it works like a charm. It's just in that workstation with the Q35 mother board that I'm getting nowhere. Any thoughts?
 

A:Cedar Mill P4 3.4Ghz in Q35 mobo won't boot. Swapped in for C2D E6650 2.4Ghz

Your workstation motherboard probably does not support that P4 processor. Just because it is socket 775 doesn't mean it is compatible.
 

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I was wondering if I could run a device (Nintendo DS and iPod Touch) that uses Wi-Fi with my router? Is that possible? If yes, How well would it work?
 

A:D-Link's DI-624 Airplue Extreme G 2.4GHz wireless Broadband Router

I don't see why not.
 

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Yo! As the title says I have in my possession an Asus RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless Router. A friend gave it to me, since the 2.4 GHz Band stopped working. He says that the Antenna could have melted because he tried resetting the device, upgrading its firmware, and verifying that the Router's page had the spectrum enabled.

I also tried those steps to verify it to no avail.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

A:Asus RT-N56U (Wireless Router) isn't broadcasting 2.4GHz Band

1st, check that the 2.4 antennae is on and that the 2.4 SSID is broadcast in the wireless setup page of the router.

If that all good, you could try to update the firmware

Networking - RT-N56U
Manuals are under Manuals & Document
Firmware is under Drivers and Tools (skip the beta version and grab the nexy one - Version 3.0.0.4.374.979

Might as well have a look at the FAWs too - there might be a solution there.

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Hello,

I have a Belkin Router extender that worked fine until I unplugged my modem and router awhile ago. I forget why I needed to do this, but is there something I need to do to my extender for it to connect. I tried plugging it back in and it won't connect. Is there anything I can try? I haven't found much info on this unless I'm looking in the wrong places. I have a 2000 sq. foot home and the router & modem is upstairs. My t.v. that I want to stream from is downstairs. So wifi is not always very strong. I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks!!
 

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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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I've spent hours trying to connect my extender and nothing worked. Then out of nowhere my laptop wouldn't load any websites except youtube and google. After a lot of research I found out I had a problem with DNS. I finally solved the DNS problem or so I thought, but I still can't connect to the Belkin website to finish setting up my extender. I'm able to go to any website, except the one I need. I looked under my Wifi and it's showing a Belkin 5v and not 2.4. I have no idea how that happened. I don't want the 5 since everything else is 2.4. Could that be the problem? How do I change it?

Oh, the blue light on my extender is staying on. Happy about that!!

Thanks for any help!!!
 

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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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Until recently I used the 2.4GHZ band for my pc and my son used 5GHZ for his laptop on our D-link router.
A couple of weeks ago our provider installed a new Cisco modem/router-in-one (the old modem didn't work any more). We use the D-link as a second router. The 2.5Ghz band is no problem but my son doesn't get internet access with 5Ghz although if I log into the router I don't see anything wrong. Any help would be welcome.
 

A:No internet access on 5Ghz band with Dlink router

can we see an xirrus screen shot - the d-link is still broadcasting both signals
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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 install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{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
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run the program

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hey all who read,

i am thinking of upgrading from my intel p4 3.4ghz (oc'ed to 3.8ghz) prescott to a new core 2 duo e6600 2.4ghz processor.

i am running vista buisness x86 build 6000.
will i have to reinstall the os when i put the e6600 in as some reviews have been saying thats what id have to do?


specs:
asrock 1333 full hd mobo
p4 prescott 3.4ghz oc'ed
4 x 1gb pc6700 ddr2 ram
nvidia geforce 7900 gx2 g-card
600w psu
2x sony dvd rw drvs
jeantech nitro case

regards
Joe
 

A:Os Help With 3.4ghz Prescott ---> Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4ghz

keep ur computer, it should work well enough for u
 

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Hello, I bought a new Cisco Linksys E2500, Advanced Dual-Band N Router. I am going to convert from wired ports around the house to wireless. And received a new tablet and I must go wireless now. I have not set up the new tablet as yet. The new router has a 5Ghz band and 2.4 GHz band. I gave each band it's own user name and password. However, my wireless signal can only bring up the 2.4GHz. I called Linksys and they said the 5GHz was for heavy gaming and the 2.4 was for every day wireless use. I am not a gamer. Would there be a reason to keep this split type of gigahertz? I have tried to connect to the 5GHz band but it automatically defaults to the 2.4 band. Is the speed slower on the 2.4GHz band? Thank you!

A:Cisco Linksys E2500, Advanced Dual-Band N Router (2.4GHz only works)

Hi Aurora,

It all depends on the receiver each device has. Some devices have 2.4GHz and some have 5GHz.

For example, my phone can pick up 5GHz, whilst my PC can only pick up 2.4GHz.

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

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

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

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

Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.
 

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At the moment the Wireless Router is located in my bedroom which is 12 meters from the living room where the phone line is. I basically have one phone line extension from the telephone line to my bedroom where I've plugged in the ADSL filter. The modem part plugs into the actual router and the telephone line is then extended back to the living room with a second extension cable. As you can imagine this leaves a lot of wires around as the cables are really long. It's hard to move furniture around etc and quite frankly just doesn't look nice.

What I'd like to do is have a WiFi dongle for my PC and move the router to the living room. Now the problem is that my phone gets a very weak WiFi signal once you go 10m+ so I imagine if I moved the router to there then I would barely get a signal in my bedroom.

I have two options to solve this:

(1) Use a WiFi extender in between my room and the router and then a dongle for my computer

or

(2) Upgrade my current G router to an N router. Problem is I'm not too sure the signal will reach my room. There's a 12 meter range from the living room to my bedroom btw.

Here's my choice for an N router:
Belkin N Wireless Modem Router F5D8233 + N wireless USB Adapter 300Mpbs F5D8053 (B5DUK060)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless [...] 337ebac873

or

Wireless N Modem Router 300 Mbps 4-Port 10/100 Belkin Surf+ N300 F7D2401
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless [...] 337dcceb8c

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A:WiFi Extender or Upgrade to N Router?

12 meters is well within the range of 802.11g. 802.11n has much greater range but that may not help you if your problem is poor or loose antennas on the adapters or obstructions in the path from router to adapter.

The best solution is to place the modem (or modem/router combo) where the phone line will be the shortest and best. Then run ethernet cable(s) to your computer or to where a router or wireless access point will give you good Wi-Fi service. If you can't run the cable through walls, along duct work, to the attic or basement, maybe you can run it along where ceiling meets wall.

A Repeater (or Range Extender) will slow the network, but may otherwise work very well. Or not. Can't predict.

Homeplugs (ethernet over the electrical system) is another solution that works great--better than Wi-Fi--for some people and not at all for others. Depends on the quality of the electrical system and is also difficult to predict. If you try this method buy returnable equipment.
 

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My Setup:
Router: LinkSys EA8100
Range Extender: TP-Link RE580D

MAC:
RE580D: EE:08:6B:E3:CB:0A
PC Connected to RE580D: EE:84:35:C0:9E:8C

The RE580D is connected to my PC via cable and has a wireless connection to my router EA8100.

Every 10 minutes or so the connection between them drops completely until I manually enter the RE580D dashboard and connect them back. I'm not too sure who is disconnecting from who. But here are the logs.

RE580D Dashboard Logs:
*Red: That's what the RE580D shows when it automatically disconnects
*Blue: That showed after i manually connected it back

EA8100 sysinfo.cgi:
The only relevant information I can find from that log is this
I have sectioned the parts with spaces. The only thing I can assume is that this is the error message "CmdExtStaRecUpdateRsp::ERROR::EventExtCmdResult.u4Status = 0x10003" whatever this means...

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Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: Rcv Wcid(1) AddBAReq
Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: Start Seq = 00000003
Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: AP SETKEYS DONE - AKMMap=WPA2PSK, PairwiseCipher=AES, GroupCipher=AES, wcid=1 from EC:08:6B:81:9E:8E
Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: PTK:edf608acccc0df391b08d2b4a99f56364b1cdc4d0cdf84a80b1855dea2976d7f5e8cc524cf36558e9be1001468979b5638418bf803888796153d0cf9f52cba24
Nov 15 06:13:45 GreenCrank-2-4 kern.warn kernel: CmdExtStaRecUpdateRsp::ERROR::EventEx... Read more

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Hi, I want to transfer the signal from one apartment to another. The range is 20m and between them is a thick wall. I've tried with 2 routers but the range wasn't as good as I expected. Now, I'm thinking of buying 2 extenders, one placed on the end of the one apartment and one placed at the entrance of the second apartment, will that do the job?

A:W-Fi range extender or second router in home?

If you have already tried 2 routers and that did not seem to work for you; yes the next thing to try is 1 or 2 wi-fi extenders. That should work for you. My friend has one at their house and it seems to work pretty well for them as their house has thick walls as well and its hard for the wi fi signal to get to other parts of the house.

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

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

A:Use wireless router as range extender?

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

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

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

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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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Hello

I recently got the newest NETGEAR router device, the NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router, and I am unable to connect to the 5GHz WiFi it provides on its Tri-band WiFi. I am currently only on its 2.4GHz WIFI, which I assume is lesser than the 5G. I am able to connect to the 5GHz on my smart phone, so I know it exists from the router. I am running a windows 8.1 currently on a desktop on an HP Envy 700-213 Desktop PC.

Edit: My computer supports 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n radio types - which supports 5GHz WiFi
My adapter is a Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter

Any ideas for why I am unable to connect to this WiFi?

A:Unable to connect to 5GHz Wifi on NETGEAR Tri-Band Router

The most likely explanation is that the wifi adapter in your HP Envy 700-213 doesn't support the 5Ghz band.

If you really want to connect at 5Ghz you will need to get a new wifi adapter for your computer.

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Hi everyone, I have a Linksys AE6000 Wireless USB adapter in my Laptop and it is 5Ghz enabled. When I first got my laptop it had Windows 8 on it, but before I did anything I reformatted it to Windows 7. Under Windows 7, this wireless adapter connected to my 5Ghz SSID on my router (the 2.4 and 5Ghz SSIDs are different from one another on my router) just fine and I was getting 500Mb/s speed over Wi-Fi. Then, I upgraded laptop to Windows 8.1, where adapter only detects my 2.4Ghz SSID, and now I only get 150Mb/s over Wi-Fi.

What do I do? I have tried reinstalling driver, using Win7 compatibility mode drivers, installing manually without GUI, I have made sure internal card is fully disabled, etc etc...

My specs are as follows:

Intel Core(TM) i7-3632QM Quad-core mobile CPU
8.00GB DDR3 RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000
AMD Radeon 7670M GPU 2GB
Samsung Evo 120GB SSD
HP ENVY/Pavilion m6
Internal Wi-Fi card - Intel Wireless-N 2230
External USB Wi-Fi - Linksys AE6000
Router - Netgear R6300
Internet Connection - 150Mb/s down , 10 Mb/s up
Thanks

A:5Ghz Wireless adapter does not detect 5Ghz networks anymor

Here's a trick where somebody downloaded a Cisco driver to get it working in 8.1:

AE6000 No Longer works with Windows 8.1 - Linksys Community

Hope this helps you get it working!
Good luck,

my2censt

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


WL-130 info:
Mode – Universal Repeater
Band – 2.4 GHz (B+G)
ESSID - SitecomAP
Channel Nş – 11
WLAN MAC – 000000000000
Root AP SSID – linksys (using the site survey)
Security – WEP 64 (same encryption key as the router)
IP address – 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
OS -Windows XP Home SP3
Thank you very much....
 

A:Range extender - wifi router problem

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

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dogluver said:


Hello,

I will be installing a new modem tomorrow and already have a router and router extender. I have no idea what I need to do to the router extender. Sorry if I'm posting to the wrong place, but I'm not the best with solving computer issues. I am going to attempt to install this by myself and hope there are good directions (ordered it and being delivered tomorrow). I tried to search with google, but found no info about this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I thank you so much for any help. Some of you have helped me in the past and I am forever grateful!

MindyClick to expand...

I have never used wi-fi before and have no idea what to purchase (inexpensive)....I have a new lap-top and a new wireless printer (computer specs are listed below). I currently use a Zoom cable modem with my Cox internet service. Can anyone give me ideas as to what I need to do to go wireless? My lap top:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3710 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8034 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 916 GB (872 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free); Z: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81F1
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Installing new modem, router extender question

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I currently have a Belkin router and a Belkin range extender. I have the router downstairs and the extender upstairs. Right now the router operates as <SSID> and the extender is <SSID> Alt. I would like to use them both as <SSID>, and have them work together. For example, I use the Wifi downstairs on my laptop, I walk upstairs, and I don't have to change over to the other network. It would switch automatically to the stronger signal. I'm not sure whether this is possible or not, but this would be really nice. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Use a Router and a Range Extender as One Network

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Hello,

I will be installing a new modem tomorrow and already have a router and router extender. I have no idea what I need to do to the router extender. Sorry if I'm posting to the wrong place, but I'm not the best with solving computer issues. I am going to attempt to install this by myself and hope there are good directions (ordered it and being delivered tomorrow). I tried to search with google, but found no info about this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I thank you so much for any help. Some of you have helped me in the past and I am forever grateful!

Mindy
 

A:Installing new modem, router extender question

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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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Hi everyone

I want to set up an old DSL-G604T Wireless Router as an extender/repeater for my WiFi.
I know that I have to have an Ethernet Cable to do this, so I have set that up between my existing router and my secondary router.

The part that I get confused about is the setup that involves changing the settings in the secondary router (IP address, Subnet Mask, Channel etc...)

I wondered if it would be also possible to make my existing wireless router (which is providing Internet access) to connect with my secondary wireless router in such a way that it comes up as one wireless connection instead of having to switch over between different wireless connections that has the most range.

So overall a Step by Step Guide would certainly help with this.
Thanks

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

You probably will have to have separate names for the 2 networks. As far as settings, you want to connect from one of the LAN ports on the first router to one of the LAN ports on the second router. You then go into the second routers settings and make sure you turn off DHCP, this basically turns it into a wireless switch or AP. You would probably also want to change the 2nd routers IP to the same subnet as the first router but make sure it doesn't end in a 1, like 192.168.1.1. make it .254 or something like that.

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