07-19-2012, 06:56 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2012
| | Repeaters
Repeaters are in the grand scheme of wireless networking kind of dumb. You need to get the repeater communicating on the network, with the proper network ssid, proper encription and password etc, with it's own IP address that will not cause conflicts and it will work properly.
First you may need the following info from within your wireless router;
Wireless Network Standard in use (a,b,g,n)
Wireless SSID or network name
Wireless Encription Type (If In Use)
Wireless password (unless open)
Wireless Channel #
Once you have this info documented your ready to configure your repeater. Last one I did came with a CD. Fired the CD in and it was step by step. It looks, sees your network (SSID), asks if you would like to setup repeater for this network, an IP address, the password, type of encription. It may not need everything but if you have all that info you are set. As for the IP address you may be able to set it to DHCP which isn't the best for a repeater but is simple and should work just fine.
If there is no disk with your repeater then you need to check the manual for the default IP, most manuals have a step by step on how to get into the website or web interface of the repeater (May need to set IP's etc on your windows computer). The web interface will have menus where you pic the SSID, etc similar to what you would see in the wizard.
When all is said and done the repeater should reboot and be working properly. If configured properly you will only see your existing wireless network but should see much better siginal levels the area your repeater is positoned and hopefully your room. Good thing is once setup you just need to give it power so move it somewhere that is mid way between your router and your room and move it again until your happy. Note that because your PC has a good siginal doesn't mean that your repeater does. Check on the web interface to see that the repeater has a good siginal to the router so you don't get it to far away. Ideally somewhere 1/2 way between should be best.
Hope this helps some. If you get stuck I will get the manual for your repeater and help you out more. Repeaters sometimes need to be powered off and on after a while (if you find your network is just not working). 1/2 dozen times a year tops in my experience.
Last edited by powertrip; 07-19-2012 at 06:59 PM..
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