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Wireless strength/network extending

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  • Started 1 year ago by Solitary7
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Solitary7
Posts: 14

Good day, Geeks!

I have a nagging issue that I finally would like to resolve.

What we have is a Linksys WRT54G v.3 router, connected to the modem from my provider and to the PC via Ethernet cable. But what we also have are laptops, ipods/iphones, xbox 360 (!!!!!!!!) that do not get that great of reception at all times.

I also have an unused Netgear WGR614 v7-VC that I would like to use to make it into a network extender. I forgot to mention that WRT54G has a dd-wrt software installed according to your guide (thanks a lot).

Is there any chance I could accomplish what I want with these two routers? Thanks!

Posted 1 year ago
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ispalten
ispalten
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I'm pretty sure you can use the 2nd router as an extender, but there are two methods, REPEATER and ACCESS POINT. One is wired, the other wireless (see THIS LINK) but be aware, if the wireless signal received by the ACCESS POINT method is weak, the results will be weak.

Irv S.

Posted 1 year ago
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Solitary7
Posts: 14

I'll take a look at that link, and yes, I want the wireless method.

Posted 1 year ago
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Solitary7
Posts: 14

Now take a straight-through network cable and connect the two routers. - this won't work. I am looking for a wireless solution. But thanks for advice.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Any help ?
http://lifehacker.com/5563196/.....i-repeater

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ispalten
ispalten
Posts: 6259

OK, try these, http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/ind.....ter_Bridge, http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/ind.....s_Repeater, one should do it... assuming there are DD-WRT firmware available.

Irv S.

Posted 1 year ago
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minigeek
minigeek
Posts: 353

@Lighthouse

I'm pretty sure not, as that guide requires flashing DD-WRT onto the spare router. The router is on the list of DD-WRT Incompatible Devices.:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/ind.....le_Devices

The only thing I can think of it to switch the routers, as the Netgear may be able to repeat the Linksys. I've got a Netgear here that does support repeating, but it is really unstable and will drop after a few minutes...

MiniGeek

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ispalten
ispalten
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Looks like he'll need to buy a REPEATER, some are inexpensive.

Irv S.

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Solitary7
Posts: 14

Thanks guys. I was thinking of using the Netgear as the main router and then Linksys with dd-wrt on it as a repeater, but the reason why I switched back to linksys was because netgear would drop signal every several days. I just got tired of unplugging it.

Might have to just buy newer router and use linksys as an extention.

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