use a spare wireless router as a repeater?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by svendr, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. svendr

    svendr Guest


    I have a wifi network at home (Hercules router) and I would like to use
    my spare wifi router (DSL-G604T) to extend the range of my network
    without running wires around.

    Now I don't think that this spare D-link router has a 'repeater' mode
    but is there another way to do this?

    I'm a bit confused with the whole gateway-bridging-repeating stuff but
    if there is a way to link those two routers together wirelessly I
    suppose that I can kinda extend the range of the network?

    Thanks to whomever can help,

    svendr, Nov 27, 2006
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  2. svendr

    Canucklehead Guest

    I could be wrong on this, maybe someone else is more of an expert and
    can help further. But I don't believe what you want to do can be done
    without running wires to the 604 and simply using it as another access
    point in your house. (assuming its running in your house) Just turn off
    DHCP, put it on the same subnet, and it'll function like an access
    point for your network. I believe you'd need a higher end unit to
    function as a repeater.
    Anyone else have any input on this?
    Canucklehead, Nov 27, 2006
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  3. svendr

    John Navas Guest

    Either (a) run wires to the remote router or (b) get a "wireless
    Ethernet bridge" (client bridge) to connect it wirelessly.

    (a) includes Ethernet, powerline networking, phoneline networking, and
    coax networking.
    John Navas, Nov 28, 2006
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