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Old 10-05-2011, 09:24 AM
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Hi everyone,

I've been lurking around and I'm trying to figure out if this setup is possible. I believe it's called a wireless bridge, correct? I know there's a thread about this in the how to section but it didn't make sense to me so i'm posting here to see if it's the same concept.
Replace the (Dot) with a ".", the forum wont let me post images yet
Let me explain the scenario.
I'm moving out here into a friends home who (sadly) does not have internet. However, his neighbor does! Don't worry, I don't plan on stealing it, I actually know his neighbor very well and they told me they're totally okay with me using their internet (They actually offered me a key to their basement to use their wi fi whenever I wanted but that's kind of inconvenient if I want to be up at 2am)

From one side of the house, I believe I can get internet. I don't get it with my Iphone, but I believe that a router with say a 15db directional antenna could easily receive the signal, as the distance between the homes couldn't be more than 50ft.

What I want to do, is use a router, and have the signal be re-amplified to the rest of (my) home.
I know that I can buy a cheap router and have it installed with the DD-WRT firmware (if it's compatible) which has a repeater mode, but I don't know if this would let me do that.

Ideally, I don't want to mess with my neighbors router settings at all, or have to even touch their router. I just want to plug my own router in to my laptop to set it up to repeat, enter in the WEP info, and leave it in my garage to amplify. However if I NEED to, they'll let me look at their router i'm sure.

Could anyone help me out here? I've been searching for a week, but I can't find a solution.

I was also thinking of using wireless repeaters, but from what I understand these don't even work very well. Could someone explain why?

Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:14 PM
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You would use a Bridge to connect to your neighbors router and an Access Point to allow access from other users in your house. Most routers can be setup as either a Bridge or an AP but not both at the same time so you would need two wireless routers. If you need a better signal for the Bridge consider using a directional antenna connected to something like an Engenius 2611. This may be getting too expensive and cheaper just to get your own DSL
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