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What's the best way to extend wifi over a wired network?

I've got primary router that handles the connection out to the internet, acts as a switch and broadcasts a fairly weak wifi signal. This is connected to a decent 200Mbps powerline adapter which comes ...
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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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Hardware needed to route between two networks over wireless

I recently rented an apartment about 100 yards from my brother's house. I have line of sight to his house and can pick up his home AP signal with one of my two laptops if I go out on my balcony ...
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second router: access point vs. bridge mode

I have my main router running Tomato. My second router is configured as an access point using a different channel as the main router, but the same SSID/WPA2 info. All the firewall stuff, plus DHCP is ...
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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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Wireless PCI Card vs Wireless Bridge?

I'm having trouble finding a good Wireless PCI Card that works with Windows 7 x64 and Vista x64. Does anyone have any experience with using a Wireless Bridge to connect a wired device to a wireless ...
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Can I use a Netgear WNR2000 v2 as a Wireless Bridge?

I'd like to connect my WNR2000 to my existing wireless network and then connect wired devices to the bridge. Is this possible? How would I set it up?
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Bridge between Wired and Wireless networks for a single device?

EDIT 18/05/2011: Thanks for your answers, bridge mode IS the solution in most cases for this problem, but I can't use it because it breaks my web server. I am now looking at setting up a specific ...
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Can I use the second band in my dual-band router as an AP with the first band being in “client mode”? (dd-WRT)

I couldn't register to dd-WRT forum because the registration code is case sensitive and I don't have the same case "looks" in my country as they had in their website... So, the second place of choice ...
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Is there a wifi to ethernet adapter?

I would like to get a TiVo Mini, but bafflingly it does not seem to support WiFi. I don't have cable or ethernet in the room I wish to use it in, and it seems like it must be on the same subnet as ...
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How to create WDS wireless link between two home wireless routers?

I have a Netgear wireless router (DG834Gv3) plugged into my broadband internet connection and hard-wired into my main PC. I recently bought a Bufallo Router / Wireless Access Point (WHR-HP-G54) and ...
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Bridge Network Connections?

I would like to start off by saying that this might not belong here. This is the only StackExchange site I found relating to networking, but if it is a problem please let me know and I will delete it. ...
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Is it possible to link two wireless internet routers together wirelessly to share a single internet connection?

I have my house connected to the internet by high speed 5GHz wireless point to point link. Within the house is both a wired and wireless network. The wireless network is served by a linksys internet ...
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How to fix a Sitecom WL-330 wireless range extender 300N that stops repeating, even after a device reset?

After having setup a Sitecom 300N wireless range extender (WL-330 v1 002) it suddenly stopped working after months of usage. Even after powering the device off and back on again, and after ...
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Set up usb wifi dongle to automatically connect to specific secured network

I have a Belkin 802.11g usb network adapter that I no longer need (specifically: F5D7050B), and I have a secured wireless network at home. Rather than hand out the password when I have guests, I'd ...
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Port forwarding through a client bridge

I am having a problem with port forwarding with a client bridge. My main router is a 2wire router from AT&T using their firmware. It is a Router/Modem. In my room, there is a Linksys WRT54GL ...
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Connect two wireless+wired networks wirelessly?

Is there any mode, when wireless device or access point can serve both as access point for clients and as a bridge between two wireless networks? Like here: UPDATE Also I would like to have ONE ...
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Traffic shaping advice

I've been searching the topic I'm looking for for a quite some time, then I decide to ask my own question because I'm so confused right now. First thing first, here is the background information you ...
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vmware player/virtualbox bridged networks not working on windows 7, but nat connections work

I am trying to run ubuntu server inside a virtual machine on my windows 7 (64 bit) laptop. I am a developer so I need to run server software on the ubuntu virtual machine. Ubuntu also needs to go out ...
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Can “universal wifi adapters” be connected to a switch instead of a end device?

I have been looking at "universal wifi adapters" (ethernet in/wifi out, looks like ethernet from the client side but speaks wifi) like the netgear wnce2001 for bridging the ethernet from a switch to ...
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Modifying Wireless components of a network, to become Wired [duplicate]

I'm wanting to change the configuration of my home network. A partial schematic of the network is as follows: when I say "partial" there are other things connected to the ADSL router which for ...
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Use AirPort Extreme to extend WLAN while also using the USB/Ethernet ports

Is it possible to use an AirPort Extreme to extend an existing WLAN while also using the USB/Ethernet ports? Why I need it: Internet access and HiFi (AirPlay) are currently wired to an AirPort ...
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Can WNDR4500 Act as an Wireless Switch (Access Point)? [closed]

I'm quite interested in Netgear's WNDR4500 Wireless router, however since I already have a router for my home network, there's no point creating another LAN just for wireless devices. I wish to use ...
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Connecting networks for two buildings

I'm looking to get a direct connection between an office and a flat across the street. The flat will be using this as its internet connection so VPN is out of the question. I'd like to make the ...
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Adding a second router to a home network

I have a home network setup with a Linksys E1000 wireless router. I want to extend my network range to a wider range of the house by adding a second router/switch. The location of the second router is ...
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connecting two wireless gateways routers

The IP address of the router B970b is 192.168.1.1 and B683 is 192.168.1.2 i think they are in the same network....should i change the ip address of either one of them to 192.168.2.1..? Basically the ...
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Why does my WLAN expander break my network?

A few days ago I wanted to connect additional devices to our home network. Sadly, the walls in this apartment have a very bad influence on our WLAN performance. Our main, host WLAN access point is a ...
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Using my PC as a wireless bridge

I'm not sure how to go about this; hence the question. My home office is placed so that ethernet is not practical from my router. I have a PC that is always on in that office and it connects to my n ...
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What does it mean when the ESSID is null \x00?

I'm at the gym, and iwlist is running an AP that has, Cell 03 - Address: 00:23:33:16:E8:A0 Channel:11 Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11) Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 ...
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Use Netgear DGN1000 as wireless ethernet bridge?

I want to use my DGN1000 as a wireless bridge/ethernet switch - i.e. to connect to an existing AP wirelessly, and connect a PC over ethernet. The ultimate aim is to use Wake on LAN with this PC, and ...
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Sharing PC's ethernet connection with laptop

I hope this is the correct place to ask this question. Question: I would like to share internet between my PC and Laptop (Apple MacBook). On my work PC I have access to internet through ethernet. I ...
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How do I use my Ubuntu laptop as a wireless access point?

Main Problem I want to siphon the Internet access from my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop to my old Windows ME desktop for learning purposes. I have 2 Ethernet cables and a switch with no access to configure ...
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Wifi N speed is slow for internet downloads, yet fast locally, and decent in bridge mode. What gives?

I have an e2500 and a macbook pro early 2011 bonded with it at 300 Mbps. My Comcast internet connection is 50+ Mbps via ethernet but only 25-26 Mbps via Wireless-N. When my wireless router is set to ...
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Max outdoor range of WiFi [closed]

So my question is fairly simple, in a normal suburban setting (2 story buildings, no high rises, etc), what is the maximum range you could expect from a WiFi router? Preferably something faster like ...
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Networking: Bridge Wireless Connection to Ethernet

I have a room in my house that I cannot (is too difficult to) directly run ethernet cable to. I have devices that must be in that room that have an ethernet NIC but no wireless card. WiFi is ...
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Using a second wifi router as a wireless bridge

I purchased a D-Link DGL-4500 to replace my aging WRT54G around a year ago, only to find it nowhere near as reliable. It's been collecting dust since. I'm wondering if there is a way to use it as a ...
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Bridging two wireless routers to extend WiFI range?

I have two WiFI routers : (A) TPLINK TL3420 connected to internet via 3G USB dongle and is located at "Second floor" of my house. (B) ZTE ZXDSL 531 connected to internet via ADSL and is located at ...
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How can I configure my wireless router to connect to the internet through another wireless router?

I wasn't very specific on my title, but I'll elaborate. For the purposes of my question, I'll call one router Bad Router and the other router Good Router (Which is true, btw). Here is the outline: ...
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wireless repeater vs wireless bridge?

Scenario: I have a ADSL modem inside the studio which is connected with some wired/wireless devices. but when I'm in the backyard with my laptop the wireless signal is very poor, so the connection is ...
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Connect a wireless router to another wireless router

I’m a complete novice when it comes to networking. I have two wireless routers, let's call them “A” (a DIR-300 A1) and “B” (a DIR-600). “A” is connected directly to a DSL connection. I want to ...
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How can i configure my wpa_supplicant.conf?

How can i configure my wpa_supplicant.conf? I am using OpenWRT in my TP-link WR841N in mode STA. But I can not connect to SMC ! I want connect to SMC by wpa_supplicant! But I know it's possible in ...
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what device(s) do I need to extend my wireless home network via creating a new wireless network (not using an extender)

What device(s) do I need to extend my wireless home network based on the following requirements: link between primary wireless access point to the device(s) in question has to be wireless not using ...
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In my case, should I configure my router as a wireless bridge or an AP?

I have a small LAN in my home office (upstairs) consisting of a wired Netgear ProSafe VPN Firewall (FVS318) serving as the gateway router and DHCP server. Connected to the gateway router are the cable ...
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Adding router to existing wireless network to separate networks

I just moved into an apartment complex which offers free wireless internet for all tenants. They use Meraki wireless devices and to my surprise the internet access has been very stable in the short ...
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Sharing internet connection between two laptops wirelessly

I have two laptops. One of them is connected to the internet via a network cable. I want to share the internet connection with the second laptop wirelessly. How can i do this without buying a wireless ...
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DD-WRT Universal Repeater [Atheros Chipset]

How can I Setup DD-WRT Router to be Universal Repeater? Premise Wireless 3G/4G Modem (Netgear AC762s, as example although irrelevant) as Internet connection Home Router (Any DD-WRT capable ...
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Use wifi direct via bridge on ethernet enabled devices

i have sony smart tv which supports wifi-direct and has ethernet port on it. I have a wifi bridge or wifi router which is connected to my tv using Ethernet port rather than those sony wifi-adapetr. ...
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Network bridge from Win8 to Win7 not working

As requested from every tutorial I've followed, I've disabled Internet Connection Sharing, connected both computers using the proper Ethernet cable--but every time I try to initiate I get the "You ...
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Bridged routers - can route one way but not the other

I have a SKY router (D-Link DSL-2640S) which is my main router and a TP-Link TL-MR34220 which is connected wirelessly to the SKY one. I have OpenWRT on the TP-Link. I have a Raspberry Pi and a WD ...
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Bridge Hosted Network with another network

I create a hostednetwork in windows 8-1. after that i select the new virtual wifi and ethernet but there is no option to making bridge. I have this problem because of the windows 8.1 did not ...