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Same SSID on router and Access Point?

I felt the need to post an answer too to clear out the small inaccuracies from the other answer. (sorry, not meant to be rude) You mention two choices. Use it as extender Use it as separate ...
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Why did my Wi-Fi connection improve after installation of a Wi-Fi range extender?

This is exactly what a range extender is designed to do. You put it where it can get decent signal to the main AP, and it joins the main AP and republishes the same network name. Now your clients can ...
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Access Wifi From Dock on a House Boat

You need to install a wireless router in the boat. That'll give you coverage of the boat. The next issue is how to connect WAN input on the router to the wireless signal coming from the dock. While ...
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MAC address filtering not working through range extender

MAC filtering is a completely inadequate method for increasing network security. Anyone can spoof any used address, MAC addresses are never encrypted. You need to use WPA2. The router sees the MAC ...
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How to reconfigure Wireless Repeater?

I decided to try a full network scan to see if i could find it. I'm on Ubuntu, so i ran nmap from the command line: nmap -v --top-ports 10 192.168.0-255.1-254 Took a while, but it eventually came ...
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Fancier/better WiFi access point or range extender to overcome interference - how to decide?

Criteria: Any wifi repeater will halve the available bandwidth, because retransmission of wifi frames also takes up airtime (and it gets worse if there are collisions). It's not really obvious which ...
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Extending existing Wi-Fi network without changing it

Yes, you can do this. Simply get an access point (or get a router and disable WAN and DHCP functionality on it), and connect the devices LAN ports together. If you use the same SSID (but different -...
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Can a router plus access points do what a mesh network does?

Yes, multiple APs wired to the same router is the best option. That's why they're called access points after all. (Access point is the standard mode of operation – everything else, like "range ...
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Are all machines on a multiple-AP wifi network visible to one another?

Yes, plain access points are bridges. Unless configured otherwise, they will pass all Ethernet frames from any host to any host (as well as between any wireless host and any wired port), creating one ...
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Can Poor Wireless Performance at High Traffic Volume be resolved by high-end router?

To clarify: If the second router is connected to the first router via WiFi, then the second router is acting as a repeater, and not an extender. This will typically halve your available wireless ...
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Can't ping gateway after interruption but open zoom call works

How is it possible to be connected to the WIFI, according to network-manager, but not able to ping the default Gateway? Your computer is showing your connection to the extender but the default ...
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DAP 1650 - What is the login password for the telnetd server?

The password is stored inside of the firmware itself. All you need to do is extract SquashFS and search for the "telnet" string. Pay attention and you will find it.
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Can I make a private network using a wifi extender?

I was able to get the desired behavior, but not with the firmware that the extender shipped with. Fortunately, the fine people at the OpenWRT project have made a version for this device with simple ...
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Single band wifi extender with dedicated backhual channel, without halving user bandwidth?

My question here is why this can not be achieved using separate channels within a single band? It can, and I believe that's how it is actually done. However, you still need separate radio ...
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Same SSID on router and Access Point?

Extenders connect to the router via wifi, which is slower and less reliable than connecting via ethernet, but access points connected via ethernet require running a cable. Both also offer a different ...
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Extending home wifi signal for IP camera

According to the information you added in the comments, adding a Wifi Extender should be a workable, but not ideal, solution. You will lose half your Wifi bandwidth with the extender. As there is a ...
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MAC address filtering not working through range extender

You must configure the MAC filter on each access point, when an access point forward packet from the client to another access point, the next access point only sees the forwarder's MAC.
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Ethernet Cable Causing 404

A 404 implies an APPLICATION LEVEL problem (it means File not found on server - which means the server needs to be contacted and provide this information). A 404 error is not a (client side) IP ...
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Fancier/better WiFi access point or range extender to overcome interference - how to decide?

Measure the power of your wifi signal several meters from the AP in a clear line of sight. With a decent AP, you should get at least -45dBm 5-6 meters away from the AP. If you get significantly less (...
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Edimax N300 factory reset not working (anymore)

I got the same extender, in another package (sitecom wlx-2003 v1) and was not able to perform a factory reset. Same symptoms: upon turning on, power led for an instant then steady signal strength (...
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Dual-band wifi router to dual-band extender: can/should I use a single SSID name?

You can certainly share the same ESSID between multiple access points, as long as: they also have identical security settings (e.g. WPA2-PSK with AES); they connect to the same IP subnet (otherwise ...
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Linksys RE7000 Advanced Setup

You have Router 2 configured wrong for a roaming network, so I'm kinda surprised that you say you can roam between routers without dropping a FaceTime or Skype call. You really want Router 2 to have ...
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Wifi extension using router in bridge mode - still need to reconnect

The decision to roam from one AP to another is entirely up to the client. You could reduce the power of both devices so that your clients are forced to roam earlier. Of course, that may affect ...
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Is it possible to have multiple repeaters in a network with just 1 uniform SSID? Revision

It is possible to have multiple repeaters with a uniform SSID (you may want to specify your needs better, typical "wifi repeaters" are horrible product which, to some degree, stuff the spectrum up for ...
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WiFi Range Extender loses connection and affects the main router

Wireless extenders work fine, I built my own with openwrt and have had no problems. Wireless extenders are only acting as a bridge to your real connection, they don't really extend, they will connect ...
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How does whitelisting work with a wifi extender?

If your router is using a whitelist you have to add the extender MAC address to it. First of all, a Extender only "extends" the Network and does nothing else. Therefore your Router needs to block ...
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How can extend an internet cable connection using a Wi-Fi range extender?

All you need to do is put it in "Access Point" mode if it has it. Otherwise you'll need to buy a separate AP.
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Optimality of a N600 extender between two N300 networks

I would think not. The speeds quoted by Wi-Fi are often not what you'd think. I once read of a case where a speed referred to actual speed that the data being sent through the air, but ignored the ...
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