Is wireless N repeater compatible with draft N?
I am buying a repeater for my home and my router only does draft n.
Would a new gen device be backwards compatible with the draft n(not talking about the g or b part of it)? And extend it's range accordingly?
View related: VoIP behind wireless repeater2012-10-16 02:40:33I have VoIP behind a wireless repeater (temporary I hope) until I can get cables run correctly. They work but seem to keep dropping after awhile and require reboot of the VoIP routers. Everything worked fine before the addition of the wireless repeater so what could be the issue? Googling didn't turn up any useful info.
Asus 520-gc (running dd-wrt) as router
Asus N13-U (running stock firmware but that never gave me any problems) as repeater
2x Linksys SPA2102-R VoIP routers behind the repeater.
Edit: I waited on them this last time and they reconnected on their own after awhile. Is it a setting issue with one of the 3 layers or potentially too much traffic as several wireless devices appear to be connecting to the repeater as opposed to the router directly....
Wireless N backwards compatible with G?2012-07-04 12:20:22Just got talked into buying a Linksys WRT400N that is a dual band N router. Guy at the store said its backwards compatible and that my iPod and Android devices should still function fine but after reading a bit here am nervous it may not work....
Any downside to using a Wi-Fi repeater?2012-08-31 16:55:22My new house is two stories and the Wi-Fi signal which is furthest from the router is weak. I was thinking of buying a repeater. Is the lazy solution, would I be better off moving the router around or doing something else?
Any recommendation on a repeater? The Diamond WR300N looks to be the one of choice on Amazon....
Help getting Internet signal downstairs2013-03-19 08:45:40Right now I have my desktop computer upstairs and the Wireless router (Netgear N900) is hooked up to the cable router. The problem I have is the network signal is so weak downstairs that i barely have 1 bar. So i want to know what my options are. Should I
1. Get a Wireless repeater like this NETGEAR WN3500RP-100NAS Wall-plug or the Amped Wireless High Power Wireless-N 600mW Gigabit Dual Band Range Extender Repeater
2. Get a Powerline plug like the Netgear XAVB5101 Powerline Nano500
3. Buy a new wireless Router for upstairs and use the old Netgear N900 as a repeater.
Whats my best option....
(Wireless) I am a little bit stumped here2012-10-07 03:40:26My wireless setup at home is probably overly complicated, but here it is:
Main router = Dlink DIR-655
Repeater = Linksys WRT54G (DD-WRT)
N-Only Wireless Router = Linksys E2000
The connection looks like this:
DLink --> Switch --> Linksys
--> Wireless bridge mode to WRT54G
Over the past couple of days I have been having some very strange connectivity issues. Any one or all three of my routers drop their connections in fairly frequent intervals, say every 10 minutes or so. Sometimes the repeater drops, sometimes the N-Only router drops and sometimes they are all three gone. The repeater can stay gone for several minutes while the other two come back within 30 seconds or so. What I am wondering is what kinds of diagnostic tools could I use to see what in the world is going on here? I almost have to think that my main router is dying on me because the other two rely on it for a connection....
Long-ish range repeater2012-10-15 16:00:22Hi all,
I need to extend a residential wireless network to a building across the street. Currently got a fairly basic router serving out an ADSL connection. My thought was to get a repeater to have a directional antenna on it to transmit to the building across the road. Nice and easy - I can hard wire it to the router and have it send the wireless.
Here's my question: in the 'recipient' building on the other side of the road I'd like a repeater with a directional antenna, but also an omnidirectional wireless network to be in place for people to actually access it.
Obviously possible to have two repeaters do this, but I was wondering if it's doable with the one unit. I seem to remember many years ago mucking about with DD-WRT that if I had two antenna on the linksys access point I had, I could set them to do different jobs.
Is it possible to have one directional antenna with, for example, an 802.11n link to it for the 'long range' network, then the second antenna to serve out an 801.11g network in the building opposite?
....or should I just but 3 repeaters to do the job?
Wireless Repeater or WAP via ethernet2012-09-05 10:00:22Home ethernet netowrk connected via Dell Powerconnect 24 in basement.
Wireless router and internet modem upstairs in the office - ASUS RT-N16 with DD-WRT - rock solid router.
I am not getting great wireless coverage downstairs but I have gigabit ethernet available.
I would think the best thing is to go with a secondary router and use it as a WAP rather than using a wireless repeater.
I thought I should stay with ASUS and go with an RT-N12. It would also give me a switch in family room for xbox, tv and network player.
Anyone have recommendations for a solution? should I stay with Asus so the radio chipsets are the same?...
Trying to set up a repeater.. not having much luck.2011-12-12 04:26:21I have a wrt54g and wap54g both with dd-wrt installed on them. No security on at the moment. If the repeater is hard wired to the router I can wirelessly connect and get out to the internet on the repeater.. otherwise I cannot, and just get limited connectivity though I can still connect and configure the repeater from the laptop.
I've added all of the router mac addresses (wan, lan, and the one on the bottom of the router) to the repeaterd mac filter and vice versa on the router and have put all my laptops and pc's mac information on both of them. I don't have to put all of the router mac addresses on the router mac filter as well do I? Didn't think that'd make any sense.
Well, I've gotten a ton of information from a ton of sources so would think that I have it set up correctly, but guess I don't. I have no security enabled on either device atm. If anyone has any idea what could be keeping this noob from connecting.. that would be great!!
Tomato and RT-N16 Networking Question2012-06-14 00:40:22Here is my full setup
1. In the basement
COMCAST Modem --> Wireless Router1 ASUS RT-N16 (Tomato) --> ZYLEX Powerline adapter and desktop.
Plugged the powerline adapter in to one of the wall sockets.
2. Second floor
ZYLEX Powerline adapter --> Wireless Router2 ASUS RT-N16 (Tomato) --> Xtreamer and ROKU
SSID for the basement router is XXX1
Currently wireless routers have separate SSIDs. Plan is to have one SSID and make the Wireless Router2 in the 2nd floor a repeater.
How do I make the 2nd floor router just a wired repeater for SSID XXX1.
What are the settings that I have to set in the Tomato admin page on Router2 to make it just a wired repeater for SSID XXX1?
Thanks in advance
DIR-655 bought this, came home and realized it doesnt support DD-WRT2012-09-11 20:45:26So my question is, will I be missing out on much by not using DD-WRT? Or will the average user not even need all the extra options the firmware has to offer?
Will the regular firmware on the DIR655 work at least decent for light internet usage on maybe 5 devices?
I'm thinking I should return it and get a DD-WRT compatible one. I was stupid and rushed to buy it, never checking first if it was compatible or not....
wireless router and a repeater recommendation -2013-06-09 22:49:47Hello,
This question gets asked a great deal, but the target keeps moving. there are new, different products out there all the time.
A friend of mine needs a new router and wants to extend his network quite a ways. I don't have details, but he had many acres of land. He mentioned putting a repeater out on a solar charger.
Most routers run on DC power, so we can put a deep cycle battery out there and make this a reality.
What routers are you folks trying these days, and any of them running near 12 volts DC?
EDIT: Please close. I found the answer in another thread.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...E?tag=at055-20...
Virtualization Help2012-07-05 21:00:24Hey all,
I’m trying to get into virtualization a little bit, so I started looking at a few servers and narrowed my search down to these two:http://www.unixsurplus.com/product/s...al-twin-serverhttp://www.unixsurplus.com/product/n...ray-up-to-96tb
Are they both capable of virtualization? Is the hardware RAID card on the Rackable NAS compatible with VMWare 5.0, or would it be better to stick with the Supermicro and purchase a RAID card that is VMWare 5.0 compatible separately?
Finally, am I going about this the right way?
repeating wifi to a nearby location2013-01-28 18:10:23I need to repeat a wifi signal to a secondary location and somehow maintain at least 50Mbps (more would be better...). The secondary location is approximately 200ft away from the primary location. See the attached picture for a visual. Running a wire to the secondary location is impossible.
The router at the primary location is a Linksys E2000. I walked to the pink line at the secondary location with my laptop and the signal was 50Mbps with bursts at > 80Mbps. My laptop is only capable of 144Mbps, but the router should be able to do 300Mbps.
I'm not sure which way to go to provide good performance while maintaining cost sensitivity. Ideally this would be accomplished with one device: a wireless repeater or something that could provide the same functionality. The DHCP server is the Linksys E2000 and it would be nice if both locations could use it.
This Ubiquiti AP seems to be a solid choice for range, but I can't figure out if it can act as a repeater or if it will only be an access point. Also, should I be looking at a repeater or should both locations have different wifi networks to prevent the bandwidth/2 problem that I've been told arises from using repeaters.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated....
802.11ac?2012-10-11 20:50:22Hello all,
Was curious as to your opinion of 802.11ac, and how long it'll take for consumer devices to pick up on it. It seems to be a bit different than the adoption of N, where there were devices that had it in draft form before it was even finalized....
Repeater-Bridge Question2012-03-03 06:15:22I'm using DDWRT on a netgear primary wireless router, repeat-bridging to a linksys (also DDWRT). It seems to be working fine in the sense of handing out the ip's from the primary router and reaching all of the areas, but my laptop and tablet do not automatically 'jump' from one router to another when I move from one part of my house to another.
Is a repeater-bridge not designed to do this, or do I have it set up wrong? At my job we have cisco access points that when you move from one location to another it automatically jumps from one ap to another, but that is a managed wireless network with controllers, so I figure it is a whole different beast than consumer products.
I do notice that when I reboot the device, it will automatically connect to the fastest SSID on boot, but if I walk away from one and closer to another, it doesn't automatically make the jump over....
Wireless Network for a very large house2013-03-21 15:55:37Hello everyone,
I've been tasked with setting up a wireless network for a friend who is moving into a very large house--about 13000 sq ft. I've never had issues setting up wireless networks for myself in the past in houses of more modest area, but this is getting beyond me.
What would you suggest is the best option for providing decent coverage to at least 70% of the house? It is 3 floors, and it is L-shaped. I do not believe the house is currently wired for ethernet--though I can double check that later this week.
Originally I had bought an Amped Wireless R10000 Smart Router and R10000 Repeater. I guess I was intrigued by the claims of 10000sqft coverage. However, this got me absolutely nowhere. I actually believe I got a defective unit because I couldn't get internet more than 20 feet away from the unit, and I tried switching every channel and setting I could. I'm sending back the router, but I figured I would hold onto the repeater until I know that it won't be of any use.
Does anybody have any suggestions about how I can go about covering this large space with decent wireless? -- There are no other wireless networks in range that could be interfering with the house from what I can tell.
Setting up a home network!!?2012-04-07 07:45:23Hi... The wireless router given by the ISP just died so I got a ADSL modem and now looking to get a router + repeater.
need some help on how to set it up. I mean,
I think the modem should be in bridge mode.
Does the router connected to modem act as repeater or
Does the repeater come in-between the router(one connected to modem) and the other endpoint(home server).
Broadband is not more than 4Mbps.
Modem used is TP-Link TL-8817
Based on the replies i am looking to buy routers and repeaters.(Keeping it as less as possible)
My old wifi adsl+router dint have a very good range(Unknown brand)
I currently looking at TP-TL-1043ND/Asus RT-N16/Netgear JWNR2000 as possible router. Well these are within my budget and also support DD-wrt.
Any suggestions is highly appreciated..
setup I am trying to achieve:-
Recently purchased a laptop so looking convert my desktop to all purpose home server(file/media/storage etc..) therefore looking to place my desktop on the ground floor while use the laptop from 1st floor..
I trying to setup a wireless connection from my room(laptop) to the home server & also if possible setup a mediocre wifi coverage for cellphone. Its not big place but lot of walls present(not sure if that's relevant )...
Recommend an AP for Vizio Router2013-06-19 00:31:24For reasons I'd rather not get into, I'm stuck using a Vizio XWR100 Router. I'm not impressed with it's range or connection reliability on mobile devices, and would like to use a Wireless AP to increase the strength of the signal and hopefully improve reliability. This needs to be wirelessly connected too, I can't run ethernet for this particular setup. I tried looking online for known compatible APs, but had zero luck finding any information regarding what works best with a Vizio router.
Can someone make an educated AP recommendation for this Vizio Router?
I need something with...
- Strong Antennas
- Simultaneous 2.4Ghz/5Ghz Dual Band
- 802.11 a/b/g/n compatibility
The Airport Express did not work with the Vizio and ended up being returned.
So far I've looked at the high end Linksys, Netgear, D-Link, and Amped Wireless. Not sure what to do, or what to get... just want something that's compatible and reliable.
Again, I can't change the Router, and it must be run Wirelessly (no Ethernet connections). Advice would be greatly appreciated!...
Extender or Bridge with separate security?2013-06-18 19:42:37A friend of mine is moving in to a new place. The landlord said he could use the FIOS wifi that's already in the house for $20 a month. We were going to install a repeater or bridge upstairs in his apartment to increase the signal and give him a couple wired ports (desktop).
I've never done this, so I'm wondering about security. When setting up a repeater or bridge, in the setup, can you find/input the current SSID and password so the repeater/bridge receives the signal, but then have it output a secondary SSID and password so he has his own network and activity is secure/encrypted from the downstairs neighbor, or is something like this not possible?
Quickly scanning Amazon here are two products I found, any suggestions for something better are welcome.
$80 - http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-Univer...dp/B006V72AHC/
$80 - http://www.amazon.com/Securifi-Almon...dp/B0087NZ31S/
Best way to use 2 routers plus powerline together?2012-04-06 16:50:22Here's the network set up as is:
2nd floor (home office): apple airport extreme hooked up directly to cable modem. Powerline networking adapter
1st floor: powerline network hooked up to apple tv/tivo/etc.
The problem is that wifi on the 1st floor is mediocre at best. I have quite a few low-to-mid end 802.11n routers lying around (from belkin, linksys, and a generic z-something that can be used as a wireless game adapter or a repeater).
What's the best way to use what I have to extended the network downstairs. Just hooking up a wireless router to my powerline network downstairs works, but screws up network shared drives for some reason.
Solution one: hooked up wifi router to powerline
solution two: use the game adapter in repeater mode
Solution thee: ?
Which is my best option? Thanks!...