Questions tagged [wireless-extender]

This tag should be used when referring to network devices that increase the range of wifi networks. They are either standalone or connected via ethernet to the wider network.

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Setting up Tenda AC6 as a secondary router

I'm trying to set up a Tenda AC6 as a secondary router to extend Wifi signal, but can't work it out. I don't have any knowledge of networks, and I have looked for similar questions, but haven't found ...
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Wifi Repeater for All Wifi Signals or else Secure Network without Credentials?

Are there any wifi repeaters that can repeat all signals it finds? Maybe even if just on a single channel? Or at the very least can it repeat an SSID without knowing its credentials? I have wifi ...
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TP link range extender connection keeps dropping despite strong router-wifi signal

I have a xfinity xfi gateway with a 900mbps plan but my house being too big, I don't get a strong signal. With speedtest I get about 5-6mbps on my macbook. So I bought a tp-link range extender (RE ...
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How best to set up a single network router/extender for two use cases? One as an extender when at home, one as a router when out. (Astrophotography)

I appreciate this is a pretty low-level networking question, but I've been Googling for a few days and I have not managed to solve my issue. Perhaps it's not solvable and I need to buy a second router....
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Wifi Extender setup issue irrespective of brand name and modal number

I have done WiFi Extender Setup of well-known brands and modal numbers. Irrespective of brand name and modal number, I faced difficulties while extender setup. In some cases, users do not have ...
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Can ISP block access point configuration at their side?

I have two homes on the same building flour. Earlier ISP administration allowed me to use single connection in both homes. So ISP connection was provided to one home and then I had a router configured ...
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My repeater doesn't work even when added to the router whitelist

When I use whitelist in my router, my repeater doesn't work even with its MAC address added to the router whitelist. Perviously (before using a whitelist), I noticed that my repeater has a different ...
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Connecting a Wi-Fi repeater to a captive portal Wi-Fi

I just moved in a student residence, and internet is provided by Wifirst. It's an open Wi-Fi but I have to connect through a portal each month. I use Arduinos for my studies and a Google Chromecast, ...
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Can I make a private network using a wifi extender?

I live in an apartment building where all the tenants have access to a shared WiFi network. I bought a WiFi extender (A WavLink WL-WN575A3) with the goal of improving the signal strength in my ...
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Any problems that may happen if I give my Wi-Fi extender the same SSID (and password) as my router

I recently installed a Netgear EX3700 Wi-Fi extender. After finding a spot to install it, I changed the SSIDs to the one of my router. (Verizon Fios Quantum). No speed or interference problems. Can ...
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DAP 1650 - What is the login password for the telnetd server?

I have a D-Link Wireless AC1200 dual band gigabit range extender (DAP-1650) and was trying to get into the telnetd server but I haven't got a password. I tried some of the usual ones: admin, password, ...
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Can't ping gateway after interruption but open zoom call works

I am running into a weird issue with my WIFI/internet setup. I have a router and a NETGEAR extender that I am connecting with through a thick wall. Unfortunately, about once every 2h, I can't use the ...
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Why is my NETGEAR AC750 Wifi extender connecting at 780 Mbps, when it supposedly only supports 433Mbps operation in 5 GHz?

I have a Netgear wifi extender EX3700 AC750. The images attached are the current screenshots of the Entender's configuration page. The product features sheet states that "Connection speed: 2.4 ...
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TP Link T6E v2 wont connect to repeater

Today I received TP Link T6E v2.0 network card. Installed in PC, installed v2 driver for windows 10 and it wont let me connect to my repeater Asus RP-AC51. Next to me I have set up my laptop as ...
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Single band wifi extender with dedicated backhual channel, without halving user bandwidth?

I am trying to understand how wifi and wifi extender works on a super high level. Some wifi extenders (such as Netgear Orbi) are advertised with tri-band, and saying a dedicated band is used for ...
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Asus range extender slows down over time

MY setup: RT-N66R -> RT-N66R -> - RT-N12D1 Modes of each: RT-N66R #1: Router RT-N66R #2 Access point (MAC filter whitelist for only the single RT-N12D1) RT-N12D1 (Range extender mode, 69dB ...
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Can't Access Netgear WiFi Range Extender via www.mywifiext.net

I have a Netgear EX7300 wireless Extender and I am having trouble getting to its initial configuration page. The instructions to configure the device are: Power on the device. Connect a computer to ...
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Same SSID on router and Access Point?

I have a L-shaped house with an ASUS router in one end. My problem is that the wifi strength is quite bad in the other end of the house and sometimes even non-existing. I have a extender/access point (...
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Same SSID different APs and MAC address filtering

I have one router and one Wi-Fi extender. The extender is only used to convert Wi-Fi to Ethernet to my desktop PC. Therefore I don't need the Wi-Fi signal from the extender, but the extender does not ...
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How to extend a public wifi?

So I moved in a new building which provides internet like hotels. It's a public network without password you connect to then it forwards you to a page you need to provide your username and password. ...
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How to make wifi extender from Win 10 and 2 wireless cards

Notebook with internal wifi runing on Win10 which has also connected second wifi card. How to make second card "recive" internet and internal wifi card to "transmit" it ? Thank you
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Can't connect to admin interface of Asus EA-N66

I have recently setup a new router and was trying to use a "second hand" ASUS EA-N66 as range extender. I factory reset it, and then proceeded to configure it, and the configuration was successful as ...
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Clients lose connectivity to Router when Streaming Netflix HD

Devices Setup Router 1 - TP-Link Archer C60 (Floor 1) LAN IP: 192.168.1.1 DHCP Range: 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.99 Channel = 11 Router 2 - TP-Link WR-840N (Floor 2) This Router is connected LAN to ...
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Can Poor Wireless Performance at High Traffic Volume be resolved by high-end router?

I’m using two 2.4G wireless routers, Router 1 acts as a main router, whereas Router 2 is being used as a wireless repeater. Whenever I’m streaming on two devices simultaneously, I notice performance ...
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Can I use 2 routers as one wireless range extender

Ok, so, I have an old router, and I want to use it as a Wi-Fi range extender. I know that many of you will say: "It's easy, just connect them with a cable". That's the problem, I can't connect them as ...
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Extend username + password Wi-Fi networks [duplicate]

How can I know if a Wireless Range Extender device is compatible with that WI-Fi networks that ask for not just a password for connection but also for a username? Do that kind of devices exists? Do ...
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Does the wifi extender work with poor signal?

I have read some articles about wifi extenders. I do not understand if it makes sense in a place where the signal is already poor (-70 dBm). Does the wifi extender have more sensitive receiver than ...
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Extending home wifi signal for IP camera

i am no expert in planning network connections but please do consider my planned setup below. Currently my router is AC1750, the range extender above is the one i planned to buy for the use of my IP ...
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Are all machines on a multiple-AP wifi network visible to one another?

I understand the basic principle of a wifi network with multiple access points. As long as each AP has the same SSID, passphrase and encryption method, my devices will switch between access points as ...
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UDP repeating through WIFI network extender

I am using Rasplex as a media center down one end of my house which doesn't get WIFI. It's connected via ethernet, but then I have turned on it's 'wifi tether' feature, to extend the wifi to my phones/...
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Troubleshoot ping DUP! (duplications) with wifi over extender

I have a wifi router and an extender in my home and I believe that there might be some misconfiguration in the extender. I often have high latency or lower than expected throughput when connecting to ...
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Can I extend a network by connecting two Modems via a RG-6 coax cable? Assuming I have normal routers on either end?

The flow of Data would be as follows: ISP --> Modem 0 --> Router 0 As would be in a normal home internet setup. Then LAN 0 from Router 0 --> (Via Ethernet) --> Modem 1 WAN Modem 1 ==> (Via Coax) ==>...
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MAC address filtering not working through range extender

I have TP-Link TL-ER604W router wih MAC filtering enabled, allowing only clients from the list. I also have a TP-Link TL-WA850RE range extender in WDS mode. The trouble is, when a client connects to ...
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Accessing NAS and media storage over wifi repeater/extender

I'm considering of buying some wifi range extender or repeater in order to extend range of my wifi. But I have a concern about accessing media storage and file server from the router. I've external ...
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When connecting UTP cable to WiFi extender to extend router's wifi, I cannot access internet through router's wifi anymore

I'm using Netgear wrn2000 extender and Asus RT-N12+ router. I added extender to an existing wifi network (Asus router) and it works fine. But now I want to connect UTP cable from router to the ...
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Extending existing Wi-Fi network without changing it

I have WRT54GL router with Tomato by Shibby firmware. Can I extend existing Wi-Fi network without changing the configuration of the main router? I read about AP + WDS mode but it seems in every ...
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Ethernet Cable Causing 404

I use a wifi extender (this one) because my physical location for my computer is right at the edge of the range my network card can connect within. Up until about a month ago, it had been working ...
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OpenWRT: Wifi bridge ("range extender") using both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands

I need to set up an OpenWRT router (TP-Link 3600) in a "range extender" style bridge configuration. Target environment is a normal home network with a Fritzbox connecting to the WAN and no roaming ...
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Need another ethernet port to use Wi-Fi extension. Use a splitter or a switch?

I need to connect a Wi-Fi extender to have Wi-Fi in my basement. I have one ethernet port which is connected to my TV. I wanted to know, if should I connect a splitter to also connect the extender or ...
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Can't access WiFi extender IP address for settings configuration

I am connected through my wifi extender, but when I do 192.168.0.1, it goes to the actual router configuration page, not my WiFi extender's configuration page. The default IP address for my WiFi ...
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Fancier/better WiFi access point or range extender to overcome interference - how to decide?

I'm using a router+switch+wifi access point (let's call it an AP) at home which does not cover my entire apartment well enough. Some physical information: The apartment is contained in a 12.5m x 6m ...
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Edimax N300 factory reset not working (anymore)

My WiFi extender including its resetting has worked well for years. But suddenly the orange router signal indicator stops blinking from times to times. So I try to go into the setup via the extender's ...
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How to reconfigure Wireless Repeater?

I have a cheap Wireless Repeater (model BE126, with a number 373544) to extend my wifi to upstairs. Technically it works just fine, but i'm unable to access its configuration, having initially set it ...
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Dual-band wifi router to dual-band extender: can/should I use a single SSID name?

I have a UK Virgin Media Suberhub 2ac Cable Modem/wifi router (rebranded Netgear) connected via wifi (ethernet not an option) to a LinkSys RE6700 extender. Currently I have it set up with four ...
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Cloud access for NAS through a wireless?

Not long ago, my domestic partner's grandfather joined an assisted living community to better support his wife. With trying to move his life from a house he lived in for 30+/- years, I've been left ...
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Can a router plus access points do what a mesh network does?

My home wifi consists of a D-Link DIR-655 router and two D-Link DAP-1320 range extenders. Coverage isn't great, and having different SSIDs for router and range extenders is annoying. I'm upgrading the ...
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ZyXEL WRE2205v2 Bricked?

I have a ZyXEL WRE2205 v2 Wifi Repeater. I followed the steps from this link to transform it into an Access Point. I think the steps only work for v1 because my device is currently bricked. I does not ...
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How to extend usb cable 30m thru ethernet? (with non-powered ethernet usb hub)

I need to connect a usb hub 15m from my computer, i've tried a hub with 4 slots and a power supply, and a 15m active usb cable. The hub has a wireless Xbox receptor (with up to 4 xbox controllers ...
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Why did my Wi-Fi connection improve after installation of a Wi-Fi range extender?

I live in a flat downstairs. The Internet router (Virgin Media) is placed upstairs. The data throughput was miserable (about 50 Mbps). Then I installed a Wi-Fi Range Extender (dual band). After ...
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how the two external antennas in a wifi range extender work

I was just wondering, in a wifi range extender with two positionable external antennas, how the antennas work, for example, are they used only to resend the wifi signal or they are used to receive ...
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