range extending a Belkin F5D7630 ADSL modem/router/WAP

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by David Plowman, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Has anyone else had trouble trying to extend the range of a Belkin F5D7630
    ADSL modem/router/wireless AP?

    I naively thought (reading all the advertising blurb) that a Belkin F5D7130
    wireless AP/range extender was just what I needed. But no. A 7130 will range
    extend a 7230 (cable modem/router/WAP I think?), or another 7130, and for
    all I know most other Belkin products, but *not* a 7630.

    Any suggestions what I do now? Buy a *second* 7130 and plug into one of the
    7630's LAN ports (having turned off the 7630's radio), and use my currently
    duff 7130 to range extend that? I'm a bit cross at the idea of sinking yet
    more cash into Belkin's coffers when their promotional material should have
    made this clear (in my opinion at least).

    If anyone has any bright ideas how I should best proceed, I'd be very
    grateful to know...
    Other potential 7630 buyers should probably know about this. Why have Belkin
    done it?

    David Plowman, Dec 9, 2004
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