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Old 11-27-2006, 04:08 PM
svendr@gmail.com
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Default use a spare wireless router as a repeater?

Hello,

I have a wifi network at home (Hercules router) and I would like to use
my spare wifi router (DSL-G604T) to extend the range of my network
without running wires around.

Now I don't think that this spare D-link router has a 'repeater' mode
but is there another way to do this?

I'm a bit confused with the whole gateway-bridging-repeating stuff but
if there is a way to link those two routers together wirelessly I
suppose that I can kinda extend the range of the network?

Thanks to whomever can help,

S.


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Old 11-27-2006, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: use a spare wireless router as a repeater?

I could be wrong on this, maybe someone else is more of an expert and
can help further. But I don't believe what you want to do can be done
without running wires to the 604 and simply using it as another access
point in your house. (assuming its running in your house) Just turn off
DHCP, put it on the same subnet, and it'll function like an access
point for your network. I believe you'd need a higher end unit to
function as a repeater.
Anyone else have any input on this?



svendr@gmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a wifi network at home (Hercules router) and I would like to use
> my spare wifi router (DSL-G604T) to extend the range of my network
> without running wires around.
>
> Now I don't think that this spare D-link router has a 'repeater' mode
> but is there another way to do this?
>
> I'm a bit confused with the whole gateway-bridging-repeating stuff but
> if there is a way to link those two routers together wirelessly I
> suppose that I can kinda extend the range of the network?
>
> Thanks to whomever can help,
>
> S.



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Old 11-28-2006, 03:50 PM
John Navas
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Default Re: use a spare wireless router as a repeater?

On 27 Nov 2006 09:08:47 -0800, svendr@gmail.com wrote in
<1164647327.298958.14780@14g2000cws.googlegroups.c om>:

>I have a wifi network at home (Hercules router) and I would like to use
>my spare wifi router (DSL-G604T) to extend the range of my network
>without running wires around.
>
>Now I don't think that this spare D-link router has a 'repeater' mode
>but is there another way to do this?
>
>I'm a bit confused with the whole gateway-bridging-repeating stuff but
>if there is a way to link those two routers together wirelessly I
>suppose that I can kinda extend the range of the network?


Either (a) run wires to the remote router or (b) get a "wireless
Ethernet bridge" (client bridge) to connect it wirelessly.

(a) includes Ethernet, powerline networking, phoneline networking, and
coax networking.

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