Alright, I posted on here two weeks ago explaining that I am deployed, but my trailer has wifi! Problem is, I am on the opposite side of the trailer that the router is on. After consultation here, I bought an Amped Wireless SR10000 repeater, and some 12dBi antennas. I got that setup today, and hooked it up. My goal was to not actually re-broadcast wireless signal, but just use the ST10000 as a giant wifi card, connected to my laptop via ethernet.
The news started great, it detected the network with much high signal strength than this POS laptop. I went through the configuration wizard, and once I hit submit to setup the repeater... it would just go to a loading screen, saying it is rebooting to reconfigure. It times out and then wont re-load the configuring menu anymore. I have to re-set the router in order to get it back up again.
From the troubleshooting I've done, what I've read, it sounds like there is an IP issue between the home router and my repeater. Perhaps the home router is not assigning an IP correctly? I have ZERO CONTROL over the home router.
Anything I can do to help get through this? configure it manually somehow, pull IPs off of ipconfig? Someone let me know if they will help me!
PS - the home router is a cisco router with 3 antennas... It looks robust, but i can not see the model #. The repeater program said it was B+G+N, channel 11.