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I have a Linksys e2500 running as my main router. I don't get wifi in my room, so I am trying to connect a second router to extend the range. Right now, I'm trying to figure out how to set up my Netgear WNR1000v3 as a repeater. Would anybody be able to explain to me how to do this, as I am completely lost?

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That particular router, the Netgear WNR1000, might actually support it, but only in Wireless N mode. According to this chart on Page 1 there is a "repeater mode (WDS)":

http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/WNR1000V2/wnr1000_ds_29jan09.pdf

Also this guide might help you get started as well:

http://www.ehow.com/how_7439379_set-up-netgear-repeater.html

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There are wifie xtenders from various suppliers, including Netgear and Linksys, but the your routers won't work that way.

EDIT There is router firmware from DD-WRT that lets you update a router so it can act as a repeater. The WNR1000 is supported but only with f/w v2, not v3. The Linksys is not supported. Here is their list of supported routers.

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