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, but it doesn't seem to be making any difference.

I verified that the Netgear is in range of the Sky router by using a phone to check the Sky router's signal.

I can go and play around with the settings on the Sky router, but this question is more out of curiosity (and in the interests of saving time - no point playing around with the Sky box if that's not the problem). Personally I would have imagined that for the Netgear router to pick up and repeat the signal, I needn't change anything on the main AP, the Sky box.

Any ideas?


I've had great luck with a Linksys router loaded with dd-wrt. The wiki for the how-to is here: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater

From my understanding, you have to assign the repeating device the same SSID and security mode as the repeated device and create a vlan with a new SSID that you'll connect to. That is, after you change the setting from Bridge or Router to Repeater. Again, I'm using DD-WRT on my Linksys router, so configs may be different if possible on your current software.

  • Already looked at DD-WRT and Tomato firmware, but neither are supported by the router I have, so all I have is the generic firmware available. The router is a Netgear DGN2000. – Connor W Jun 13 '11 at 19:16
  • Thanks for the answer though! Might look in to buying a DD-WRT compatible router at some point in the future, given the additional functionality it brings. – Connor W Jun 13 '11 at 19:23

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