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How can I get a wireless signal inside a walk-in freezer?

I need to amplify our wireless signal into a large walk-in freezer. Currently, the signal gets everywhere around the freezer, but does not penetrate the steel walls. What would be the best and ...
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Can I use a wireless router as a repeater?

I have a wireless TP-Link TL-WR941ND router connected to the internet, but I can't get a good signal in the other end of my house. I have a spare Edimax BR-6226n wireless router. Is it possible to ...
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Wireless router with repeater setup

I have 2 netgear routers "WGR614 v6" and "WNR2000". How to set these up (one as a repeater) to get wireless access throughout my large house?
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What SSID does a repeater needs?

Installing an SSID on a working wifi network. Main SSID is: home_1 When installing the Repeater - does it name has to be the same? home_1 ? or should it be a different name? If it's a different ...
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Buying another router and use as a “signal repeater” in bridge mode?

I asked about using a pc almost as a "router" and although it's a solution, I tought about just buying a second router to act as a "bridge" between my connection. (Reason: I don't want to have to keep ...
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Bridging a wireless network to a wired and a second wireless network

I have a rather unique situation. I just bought a boat and am now living aboard full time. Back in my apartment, I had a WRT54G wireless router that I plugged into my cable modem, such that it ...
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What's the most cost effective (reliable) way to establish a 200m ethernet link?

As the title suggests, I have some kit which is 200m from our current infrastructure (outdoors). What is the cheapest way to establish a reliable connection across a 200m stretch (Cat 5e ethernet ...
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Is a wireless repeater/range extender the best way to improve signal strength to a device?

I have a wireless environment consisting of a Linksys WRT54G (I will get the specific model) and 2 Nikon WT-4 Wireless Transmitters connected to Nikon cameras. 1 of the cameras is placed fairly close ...
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Wireless Repeater with DD-WRT

I have an ATT wireless modem and a LinkSys Router with DD-WRT v24 sp1 installed. I went through the instructions on this page and got to the point that the DD-WRT router can talk with the modem. My ...
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What are the differences between a repeater bridge and WDS?

I've read about both repeater bridge mode and WDS in the DD-WRT documentation. It sounds like they solve the same problem, but it's not clear from the DD-WRT documentation where they differ, if at ...
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Would this be an appropriate situation to use a repeater?

I just moved to a new house in an older neighborhood with lots of brick walls. After getting internet installed yesterday and setting up my router, I walked around the house testing the signal with my ...
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Is it possible to make a wifi g network link over 1-2km (1 mile) with some obstacles?

What type of antenna should I get ? Should I use an usb wifi dongle or a dd-wrt router for 2 laptops ?
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Is it possible to have multiple repeaters in a network with just 1 uniform SSID?

I'm currently setting up a network with 1 access point. Since WiFi range is not very far, I'd like to extend the range by using repeaters. I did several setups in the past but they always had another ...
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I want to use a secondary wireless router to connect to my primary, all wirelessly. Do I need a bridge, access point, or repeater?

I realize there is plenty of documentation on this subject throughout superuser and the internet overall. However, it's almost like there's too much information and I need help sorting through it. ...
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Using a netgear router as a repeater

Instead of running an ethernet cord from my room to the living room, I thought maybe I could use a spare wireless router I have to hook up the wireless signal in my room to get a connection, then hook ...
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WiFi dropping with DIR-505 configured as a repeater

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 ...
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Setting up a Wireless Repeater in a home network

Main router/wap Netgear WNR3500 (manual) 2nd wap D-Link DAP-2553 (manual) Goal of Network The main router/wap (Netgear) sits in the corner of the house. The wireless tends to have a poor signal in ...
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Setting up a wireless repeater: does the host AP need to be set up as a repeater too?

I would like to repeat a signal from my Sky wireless router downstairs, on a Netgear DGN2000 wireless router/modem. I have set it to repeater mode, with the MAC address from the Sky box downstairs, ...
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DD-WRT: Repeater bridge with VPN?

Setup: Router1 and Router2 run DD-WRT Cable modem is connected to WLAN port of Router1 Router2 runs in Repeater Bridge mode (there is also a separate SSID with virtual interface) This setup works ...
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How can I turn a Mac Mini into a dedicated wireless repeater? [closed]

I have a Mac Mini (2007 model) that I'd like to turn into a dedicated Wireless Repeater. I have an additional USB Wi-Fi dongle for this. I don't have Mac OS installed on it, nor do I want to. I was ...
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Does a wireless repeater slow things down for everyone?

I recently moved into a new apartment, and we've found that the wireless connection we've set up isn't accessible in all rooms. I'm thinking about buying a new router and running it as a repeater in ...
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Local Only 3G Router via Broadband Device?

I am looking for the name/type of device which does the following: Connects to the internet via ethernet or wireless and then produces a "fake" 3G signal for my iPhone to connect to. The 3G ...
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Is it possible to setup a D-Link DIR-300 wifi router as repeater?

I have a cable modem provided by the ISP, wich also is a wifi access point, but the wifi signal doesn't reach a room located in another floor of my house. I have a D-Link DIR-300 router and I wonder ...
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Internet speed with DD-WRT repeater bridge

I'm using a TP-Link WR740N router flashed with DD-WRT as a wi-fi repeater. However, in divisions where the signal from the main router is weaker than the signal from the repeater, the Internet speed ...
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Extend wireless network range seamlessly using an old router

So I'm going to be moving into a house of years of apartment living. The thing is that all the networking is in the basement and I have a 3 floored house. Now, I have bought a new WiFi router (dual ...
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Netgear WNR2000 as repeater for Cisco/Linksys E3000

Can I use a Netgear WNR2000 as a repeater for Cisco/Linksys E3000? My setup is: Time Warner Cable Internet > Motorola DOCSIS Wireless Modem > Linksys E3000 Router This is upstairs. Downstairs I have ...
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D-link 1360 Access point and Repeater mode

I have 7 dlink routers, 1 for library and 1 for reception, both in opposite end and has different SSID and 5 for public. One dlink is in each room. The 5 dlinks, I setup 1 as access point and 4 as ...
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Does a wireless to wireless repeater have to know about encryption?

I am curious, whther a WLAN repeater needs to know about network encryption? It works on the 1st level of OSI Model - why does TP-Link write here that only WEP is supported?
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Using Windows 7 to amplify Wi-Fi signal

I'm using Windows 7 on a laptop with a built in Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN card. This wireless card supports Virtual WiFi and I cane easily create a WiFi hotspot and share with it my Internet connection ...
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USER DNS through a repeater bridge not loading [closed]

I have a two router & modem (satellite) set-up and have issues with DHCP settings and internet DNS connections. My first router is connected via wired lan to my modem, and is connected to the ...
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change D-Link Dir-615 router to DD-WRT?

I have a D-Link DIR-615 router (cheapest I can find) which supports DD-WRT, I did not install the latest build, because I heard it can have problems with the repeating part. I am trying to find a ...
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Home network setup with 2wire router, Linksys WRT54GL router and Linksys repeater

I'll preface this by saying forgive me. I'm far from expert on this topic so I may get some of the terminology wrong. I'm trying to setup a home network and am having some difficulty. Here's the ...
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WLAN repeater and parental control on router

is it possible to use parental control on a router with a WLAN client conntected? If i use the MAC of the repeater all clients using this repeater are disconnected via the parental control. But I ...
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Configure D-link WIFI WAP as repeater

I have Dlink DWL - 2000AP+. What I want to do is, to reproduce WiFi signal (from TP-LINK modem) by repeating with the help of a D-Link Wireless Access Point. Here is how web interface looks. There ...
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Router in repeater mode

We have a Buffalo AirStation WHR-HP-G300N as the main router. We also have an Asus RT-N53 router located one floor higher. I've set the Asus router to act as a repeater for the Buffalo. There is a ...
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Connecting repeater to access point

just bought a new router and repeater for a wifi hotspot i am currently running.. I thought i was havng problems with the repeater after i change from router to a server, (and i'm now using a router ...
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Use multiple blutooth dongles to make one giant inhouse repeater

current scenario: Sony Bluetooth smartwatch that connects to a smart phone via bluetooth. Phone sends info to watch like text messages etc. The issue: Limited range from phone to watch what is ...
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Wireless Repeater for a really long distance (with antenna?) [closed]

So I live in a small town in Europe where you cannot find any wi-fi spots or 3G coverage. The town is about 3 miles radius so I was thinking if there is a way to install an antenna with wireless ...
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Ways to increase range of our present wireless router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to increase the range of my 802.11g router? We are searching for a solution to increase the range of our present wireless solution. We are ...
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Netgear WNR3500L - Repeater Mode

the Netgear WNR3500L officially says that it supports a repeater funciton. I got the repeater set up -- I had the main router upstairs, then the repeater downstairs, broadcasting the same SSID -- but ...
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Set up several WiFi AP to broadcast one network

Given that one needs to cover a large area with a WiFi connection, and wants to use three different wireless access points to do it, is it possible to set them up in such way, so that they all ...
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Is it possible repeating wireless connection with different models of access point?

I have one Zyxel access point (AP) in my home configured as normal AP. Becouse wireless signal is not enough to cover all my house, I am going to consider to extend wireless connection with another ...
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setting up wifi

I have a wifi antenna. There's a bunch of free wifi around but there is only one area of my house that can access it. Can I use the antenna and set up a router using the existing wifi. To "repeat" the ...
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Can I configure a TP Link TL-WR740N as a repeater?

my ISP provided with a new modem, that is already an router with Wifi and some ports. I would like to use my Tp Link TL-WR740N as a wireless repeater, putting it in another room and conect to my ISP ...
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Extending Range of Generic 2.4Ghz wireless devices (headsets, mice, keyboards)

Do the tools exist to extend the range of generic wireless devices? I've attempted to use a standard wireless extenders, but they are all marketed as being suitable for Wireless "Internet" signals. I ...
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Wireless range extender now stops internet access when switched on (and other issues)

I have a Netgear DGN2200 router, and two TP-Link range extenders, TL-WA730RE and TL-WA830RE. This configuration used to work just fine until a few weeks ago, but has started to play up recently. I ...
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Do access points not make the speed slower?

In the article, http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?p=1605297#p1605297, it says: Wireless Access Point - a device that attaches to a wired network to allow wireless clients. Usually has a ...
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Multiple wireless routers and connected disc drive

I have a wireless ADSL router that came from my ISP installed, and it's working fine. However, there are two small issues that I would like to get resolved, and I hope that my D-Link DIR-655 router ...
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Router to WIFI Client to Router (New solution for distance when repeater doesnt help)

Ethernet to TL-WR340G with WIFI enabled Using TL-WA500 tried repeater mode which was not good enough and had password problems (could not connect if using either ASCII or Normal password in one way ...
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Wireless repeater shows 54 mbps G when configured for 300 mbps N

I have an Encore ENHWI-2AN34D as a wireless repeater in my WLAN. The router is a TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND 300 mbps N and the repeater is 300 mbps N too, but when I check signal strength with inSSIDer or ...