| | Re: repeater
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have a a remote section of my house that uses wireless. I have
> a linksys wireless n router. I want to add a repeater between the
> router and user as the connection is weak. What is my best choice?
As John pointed out, repeating reduces your bandwidth. In fact, it cuts
your pipe in half.
If all you do is pass internet traffic, it probably won't be noticable --
but if you pass a lot of LAN traffic around, repeating is quite ugly.
The "best" choice is another, standalone, seperate, wireless access point --
running as a standalone, seperate, wireless access point.
If running CAT5 to where you want the additional WAP isn't practical, what
you could do (and I'm doing this), is get both a wireless-ethernet bridge
and a new WAP. The bridge, acting as a client, brings your pipe in from the
air and into the WAP over ethernet. Config the WAP with the same SSID as
the WAP that you want to "repeat", but use a different channel. You now
have a "repeater", but without cutting the pipe in half.