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I have a Binatone wifi router acting as my base station:

Model: Binatone WR1500N2
LAN Port
MAC Address 0C:D2:B6:37:02:F6
IP Address  192.168.0.1
DHCP    ON
IP Subnet Mask  255.255.255.0

I have a Netgear router that I want to use as a wireless repeater.

Model: Netgear WGR614v9
LAN Port
MAC Address 00:24:B2:A9:C2:AE
IP Address  192.168.0.2
DHCP    ON
IP Subnet Mask  255.255.255.0

Here are the wireless repeater settings at both the routers: Wireless Repeater config screengrabs

I do not want to run a physical cable between the two routers, but the configuration I have been able to do requires a cable to be run.

I googled and found that I need 'Wireless repeater & bridging' option, but I cannot find it in the router page.

DD-WRT does not support this router. Is there a work-around?

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  • Have you looked into router compatibility with OpenWrt or TomatoWrt? – BiTinerary May 17 '15 at 19:49
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So this is my mistake.

  1. The 2 routers, the base station (Binatone) and the repeater unit (Netgear WGR614v9) have to be assigned the SAME SSID.
  2. The 2 routers have to use the SAME Authentication Mode (WEP in my case, since the netgear only supports WEP in repeater mode).
  3. Both APs must use the same channel (this part I had gotten right)

In my case, I had configured the base station SSID and repeater SSID differently. Also I had used WPA2 on the base station and WEP on my repeater.

You can find a full documentation for the Netgear WGR614v9 here. Hope this helps someone else.

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