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I have

  • TP-Link TL-WR1043ND, Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router
  • TP-Link TL-W8961ND, 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router

I'd neet detailed information to set the TL-WR1043ND as a wireless extender. Both have latest firmware. How can I do it?

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Return it for a refund and buy something you can figure out. Don't reward makers of hard-to-use products with your money. – Spiff Aug 7 '11 at 17:33
Technically a computer is a "hard to use" product so I shouldn't buy it :) I think I just need a few hints from someone who already did wds between those routers :) In the end I think that no company makes an easy router to router wi fi communication :) – Pitto Aug 8 '11 at 10:35
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Installing DD-WRT on the TL-WR1043ND allowed me to use it as wireless extender (client bridge). It has been quite easy and straightforward :)

DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems. The main emphasis lies on providing the easiest possible handling while at the same time supporting a great number of functionalities within the framework of the respective hardware platform used.

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