Wireless repeater

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by shiunn, May 15, 2011.

  1. shiunn macrumors 6502

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    Hi ppl,

    Need some advice on wireless repeater please. I currently have a modem (Aztec DSL605EW) connected to a wireless router (linksys wrt54GS) that's serving most of my house. I would like to put up a wireless repeater to serve the rest of the area.

    I have tried to use my spare Netgear dg834G as a repeater but to no avail. Is this even possible? If not, will any wireless repeater be compatible with my current setup?
    Thanks?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    If it's an 802.11 network, any router with a "repeat" or "bridge" function should be able to serve as a repeater. Perhaps your Netgear router doesn't have that feature? If not, you could see if you can install DD-WRT on it, which is open source firmware that would add the functionality.
     
  3. SithTracy macrumors newbie

    SithTracy

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    I second the DD-WRT if your device supports it. Else, ZyXEL has a cheap option with the WAP3205. Check amazon.com.
     
  4. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for input guys.
    Not long after I posted, I gave up and bought a TP-Link TL-WA701ND from a local store. It was fairly straightforward after that. I had to use the "universal repeater" setting rather than "repeater" like other users on amazon.

    It is now working like a charm! Very satisfied!
     

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