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Old 11-04-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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My daughters coming to stay in my guest house for the winter. It'* about 100 feet from my house. I have a wireless router in the office of my house hardwired to DSL where it sits. If I bring it to the front of the house with an extension DSL wire the guest house gets wireless, but I dont want to run wire that far. or be without being "wired" direct in the office. Can I get a router that will receive off the other one wirelessly and "relay" to the guest house?
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It'* called a wireless repeater. Or if you have an old Linksys wireless router like me, you can download new firmware for it called DDWRT and use it instead.
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Thanx Jon, I'll look that up. I only have the router provided by Frontier. It allows hard and wireless connection.
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Ya, my internet was shut off (no money) and I can only pick up my neighbors signal in one corner of the house. So I loaded my Linksys WRT54Gv6 with DDWRT and I have it repeating the neighbors signal all across my house.

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Crap!!

I had DDWRT running on my WRT54G (v4 I believe) and I never realized I could use it as a repeater!

I haz weak wireless signal (cough:neighbor:cough) that needz to be stronger!!
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Ya, under Wireless tab, basic setup then set wireless mode to repeater bridge.

EDIT: oh and you select the network to repeat under status - wireless - site survey. Pick the signal you want to connect to and click join.
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Huh... I dont remember seeing the option for Repeater Bridge on mine.

Maybe I was running too old of a version of DD-WRT??
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Im running build 12548, which isn't really that new. It'* definitely the most stable though.
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Hmm, I have a belkin wireless router a couple years old sitting in a closet, can I make it a repeater?
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