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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Bridge moding in 2.4 and 5 Ghz Band

I have a TP-Link router connected with my root router in bridge mode. I am using the 2.4 GHz band in the bridge mode. Do I have to set up the 5 GHz band in WDS to use it in bridge mode?
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How to setup two TP-WR841ND as router and access point?

I am looking for a correct way to connect two TP-WR841ND routers in a configuration where one router acts as a range extender or an access point to the main house LAN. The second router is connected ...
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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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WiFi Extender to Wifi Extender connection - moving some clients work, others fail

Currently I have the following Wifi only installation (all using the same SSID as per my ISP's recommentations): Router/AP --- Wifi Extender 1 --- Wifi Extender 2 If I connect to the Router or to ...
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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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Eduroam extension with antenna

My computer has Windows 10. I can connect to eduroam with my University email and password but the signal is weak in the room of my dormitory. I'd like to extend it so I've bought this antenna. I've ...
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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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Is there a network device that subnets wireless but not Ethernet? [closed]

Is there any sort of network device that I would use in the following scenario: I have a PC connected to the network with an ethernet cable. I want to connect my smartphone to the network wirelessly....
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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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Linksys RE7000 Advanced Setup

I just recently purchased a Linksys RE7000 range extender to strengthen my wireless signal into the back yard. My current network is as follows: MainRouter 192.168.1.1 This router connects directly ...
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Wifi extension using router in bridge mode - still need to reconnect

Since my Verizon Fios router is at one end of my house, so the wifi signal is weak on the other side of the house, I decided to take my old Linksys E3200 router and hook it up in bridge mode. I ...
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Is it possible to have multiple repeaters in a network with just 1 uniform SSID? Revision

In regards to Is it possible to have multiple repeaters in a network with just 1 uniform SSID?, would you happen to have a diagram or possibly more information that has progressed or revolutionized ...
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Unable to access WiFi repeater configuration

Thanks to a Virgin Superhub I now have to reconfigure my WiFi repeater, I have it connected to the computer with a cable but when I attempt the access the configuration I am told that the page is ...
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WiFi Range Extender loses connection and affects the main router

I bought a Tenda AH302 Wireless Range Extender and sent it to my girlfriend overseas. The reason for its addition to the network is that the router is on the living room and somehow its signal doesn't ...
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WiFi Repeater connect to router 100m away

Here's the thing. I moved out from my apartment, to apartment in another building which is somewhere around 70m-100m away. I was thinking about buying WiFi repeater so I could keep using that network. ...
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How to achieve same IP reservation with WiFi Range Extender

I am trying to understand how WiFi Range extenders work at setup level. I am going thru the specifications and user manuals available on manufacturer websites and it’s adding to my confusion. I ...
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WDS Bridging with a TP-Link TL-WR740N

I've been trying to use my TP-Link TL-WR740N as a WDS Bridge (range extender); I've followed guides. I've enabled WDS, scanned for the network, put in all the network information, changed IP address ...
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How does whitelisting work with a wifi extender?

I have setup a wifi to whitelist the known MAC addresses of my devices. Now I would like to extend the range with a wifi extender. Do I have to add its MAC address to the list of the router? And if ...
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Access Wifi From Dock on a House Boat

My dad has a houseboat on a lake. The dock that he is at offers free WiFi for the house boat users. However, the antenna is about 150-200 feet away and he is unable to get a signal strong enough to ...
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Wifi main router + wifi extender conflict

When I am trying to connect to the main router, the IP address that the router is giving me by DHCP is wrong (for ex my home network is 192.168.1. and the router is giving me 169.116.). I have a ...
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How can extend an internet cable connection using a Wi-Fi range extender?

Requirements: One primary router with Wi-Fi ESSID "Main" One LAN cable One Wi-Fi range extender called "Sitecom N300" with Wi-Fi ESSID "Extended" Setup: I would like to connect a Wi-Fi range ...
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Optimality of a N600 extender between two N300 networks

Let's consider a range extender set up: Both the router and the pc are equipped with N300 hardware. If the extender uses N600 hardware, will the the connection between the pc and the router capable ...