On 11 Jul 2005 23:10:03 -0700, "Jay Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>My D-Link DI-624 can't reach the far end of my house reliably. So I got
>a DWL800+ to act as a repeater.
I couldn't find anything called a DWL800+ but did find a DWL-800AP+
repeater. It comes in Rev A and Rev B hardware, which use quite
different RF chips and therefore have a mixed bag of compatiblility
issues. Assuming Rev B, there are some notes in the Version 2.00
firmware that implies that some DWL-G650 connectivity issues were
>That gives me plenty of signal strength
>but I can't connect my two computers with D-Link adapters (one desktop
>with a DWL-520 PCI card and one laptop with a DWL-G650 cardbus adapter)
>to the network when the DWL800+ is on. But I can connect my Thinkpad
>T43. It's driving me nuts and D-Link can't solve the issue.
>The drivers are the most recent and the TCP/IP and similar settings are
>identical on each system. Any ideas?
Yep. Chipset incompatibility along with proprietary (and buggy)
protocols and timing used for repeating. It's a common problem that
even the same manufacturer can't make all their products work with
store-n-forward repeaters. I find it amusing that I can take TWO back
to back access points, from almost any random manufacturer, and build
a working repeater, but can't do the same with an integrated product.
Note the list of DWL-800AP+ "compatible" access points: http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.as...dwl%2D800ap%2B
The DI-624 is not on the list. Different chipset. It also mentions
that the DI-624 was not supported in the earlier 1.30 firmware, but
doesn't indicate if that was ever fixed. Looking at the release notes
for 2.00, I don't think it was.
Near as I can guess(tm), you're limited to devices that use the TI
ACX100 chipset (which is roughly what the "+" means). I'm not sure if
the TI TNETW1130 chipset used in some mutations of the DWL-650+ is
compatible with the earlier ACX100 chipset. Probably not.
If you absolutely must use a repeater, kindly get one that supports
802.11g and not an 802.11b only unit. If you have money to spend, get
*TWO* ordinary access points (or routers setup as access points), wire
them back to back, put them on different channels with different
SSID's, and you'll get a guaranteed to work repeater, that can play
full duplex and will therefore not slow you down with store and
forward. However, at that point, it's probably easier to just run a
CAT5 cable and just add an extra access point.
Jeff Liebermann email@example.com
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