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Wireless Access Points [message #477706] Wed, 05 December 2012 00:14 Go to next message
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Hey guys, it's been a while since I have been on forums and come to ask for help on something. I posted in her since no one really reads the other support sub forums. Well, here it goes, I have two linksys routers with custom firmware DD-WRT, and wish to use one to extend my single. So in other ones my main router is hooked up mulitple pc's and of course my internet. I want to just plug in the second router to be put somewhere else in house and guest can connect to my wifi and then forwards that to the other router to access internet and etc. So far iv googled a lot to find all the settings to have the second router forward everything to main router and use main router as kind of a server. Now for the problem...not one tutorial I found has it wireless.....the main router had to have an Ethernet cord connect to the second one to have it successfully work (router number two, dchp is disabled). SO how can i literally just set it up, plug it in to outlet and have it wireless (basically) extend my network? I posted this is few other sites (including DDWRT forums) but somehow they get deleted (and yes I searched their forums and didn't find it) so please help? thank you.
Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477738 is a reply to message #477706] Wed, 05 December 2012 13:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am not sure if that is even possible with a router because basicly you want to extend your local network, not create a new network inside of it. Also I don't think its wise to use a wireless middle man AP to extend your wlan because of performance issues caused by mixxed signals/collisions and what not.

Maybe Ethernet over Power is something you could look into, and just connect an AP onto the power adapter at your desired location.


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Assuming the router supports running as a range extender then it should work just fine as long as you configure it all properly.

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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477751 is a reply to message #477706] Wed, 05 December 2012 15:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You cant just get two routers and expect them to work, you need ones that are capable of such a thing

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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477754 is a reply to message #477751] Wed, 05 December 2012 16:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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VuLTiMa wrote on Wed, 05 December 2012 23:49

You cant just get two routers and expect them to work, you need ones that are capable of such a thing

You can, you just need to know what to do. Disabling DHCP, connecting by wire (both on the LAN ports, DO NOT USE THE WAN PORT ON THE 2ND ROUTER), set up wireless (same SSID and preferably a different channel than your main router) and done.


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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477755 is a reply to message #477706] Wed, 05 December 2012 16:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What you want is a repeater bridge. Any router that can run DD-WRT should be able to do this.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater_Bridge


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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477756 is a reply to message #477754] Wed, 05 December 2012 17:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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EvilWhiteDragon wrote on Wed, 05 December 2012 16:39

VuLTiMa wrote on Wed, 05 December 2012 23:49

You cant just get two routers and expect them to work, you need ones that are capable of such a thing

You can, you just need to know what to do. Disabling DHCP, connecting by wire (both on the LAN ports, DO NOT USE THE WAN PORT ON THE 2ND ROUTER), set up wireless (same SSID and preferably a different channel than your main router) and done.


He said he's seen tutorials doing it by wire, he doesn't want wire he wants it wirelessly


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Now for the problem...not one tutorial I found has it wireless.....the main router had to have an Ethernet cord connect to the second one to have it successfully work


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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477761 is a reply to message #477706] Thu, 06 December 2012 04:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Then use WDS (wireless distribution system). Not sure how to set it up, but it is possible on a lot of consumer routers, so I guess that DD-WRT should be able to do it as well.

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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477869 is a reply to message #477706] Sat, 08 December 2012 11:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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BoMbZu:

That is what I was thinking

danpaul88:
with DD-WRT it does but it still wont seem to set up that way yet =/

VuLTiMa:
DD-WRT gives you the options (in wireless mode) as client, client bridged, ap, repeater, and ...forgot last one, im sure repeater should be it right?

EvilWhiteDragon:
The second router has dchp disabled and set to yuse my other router as the server, which works but of course has to be connected via wire. both have same SSID and mac filtering and on different channels, however as said, wont do it WIRELESSLY and that's my problem =/ and now I see your second reply thanks I will give it a try and I believe it does have WDS but I guess Ill look into it thanks!

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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477874 is a reply to message #477755] Sat, 08 December 2012 15:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Whitedragon wrote on Wed, 05 December 2012 15:51

What you want is a repeater bridge. Any router that can run DD-WRT should be able to do this.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater_Bridge




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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477879 is a reply to message #477874] Sat, 08 December 2012 19:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Whitedragon wrote on Sat, 08 December 2012 14:41

Whitedragon wrote on Wed, 05 December 2012 15:51

What you want is a repeater bridge. Any router that can run DD-WRT should be able to do this.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater_Bridge




I will give it a try and report back
Re: Wireless Access Points [message #477880 is a reply to message #477879] Sat, 08 December 2012 20:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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DD-WRT is awsome i use it on all my routers that can support it.

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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #478078 is a reply to message #477706] Tue, 18 December 2012 17:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you can get it to accept the wireless signal and repeat it please post it. I also have 2 linksys routers but when I set it up I could not find any way for the 2nd router to accept the wireless signal and repeat it. The second router had to wired into the first one and then set that wireless up too. It could be that I just did not have the correct firmware that allows this though.

What I did is just use powerline adapters to connect them since I did not have my house wired to connect the 2nd router.

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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #478300 is a reply to message #477706] Mon, 31 December 2012 05:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I found out by the dd wrt website is that the only way to do this is a repeater bridge as stated before. I tried the guide on the website and a youtube guide that is different and more detailed...all of which still would not work. I am not sure since one is an N router that has g/b while my other is just a/b/g or what but I tried...I guess I will try again soon but school is starting back up
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I just bought a new router because the wifi on my old one started acting up, would stop broadcasting intermittently.

But anyways the new one seems to have the ability to act as a repeater as well, I didnt try it out since Im on the edge of my main wifi signal so it wouldn't make sense to do it. In the config options I was able to detect and connect to a wifi access point from the router. Most repeaters I have seen sell for like 50-70 this one router only cost me $20

TLDR: got a $20 router looks like its also a repeater

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SSnipe wrote on Mon, 31 December 2012 04:22

I am not sure since one is an N router that has g/b while my other is just a/b/g or what but I tried...I guess I will try again soon but school is starting back up


Try setting both to b/g only.


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Re: Wireless Access Points [message #479194 is a reply to message #477706] Wed, 06 February 2013 12:04 Go to previous message
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hey, i'm back, very long lag but what can i say, PC was down, family issues, and finals

anyways i tried the instructions you posted earlier white dragon, along with ones off the website and other more detailed ones on you tube *each one had different options* but all failed....=[
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