Here's my setup: On the second floor, I have my Rogers (Cisco) modem and my DIR-628 router. The network is set to WPA/WPA2 mode, running on channel 11, on 2.4GHz Band.
In the basement, I am trying to setup a VoIP router next to the demarcation point. The VoIP router issued to me by my provider is not wireless capable.
I purchased a DIR-505 and configured it as a repeater. The VoIP router's internet is coming via Ethernet connection to the DIR-505.
My problem: The phones are working just fine on VoIP. I've had no issues with calls so far. However, the presence of a wireless repeater appears to confuse/interfere with my laptop's WiFi. Randomly and the WiFi signal will drop and show the yellow exclamation icon on the network icon in Windows 7.
I called D-Link's people yesterday and it doesn't seem they can figure out why my laptop is randomly dropping the WiFi signal. It goes down for a few secs and then reconnects. I was assured that regardless my reason for setting up a repeater, my WiFi should not be dropping signal like this.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this? Worst case scenario, what device can I replace my DIR-505 with?
By the way here is the link for the DIR-505.