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Extending WiFi Range

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Sybex, Apr 1, 2008.

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  1. Sybex

    Sybex Thread Starter

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    Hi all
    I have set up a new network at my house which is connected to a cable modem, the cable modem goes into my Linksys WRT54G WiFi Router which works really well, but I want to extend the range of my network. I have a spare WRT54G Router and my question is does any one know if I can set up a Linksys WRT54G router as a range extender to
    another WRT54G.I know you can buy range extenders but i would like to try and save my money and use my existing equipment. I would appreciate any help into this matter, cheers...
     
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  3. Sybex

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    Did you read the whole thing? Although the model may be slightly different, it may still work with your existing equipment. I wasn't suggesting you buy anything else.
     
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    He has an extra router, not the WAP, so I'm not sure how that link helps him.

    I'd consider using DD-WRT 3rd party firmware on the spare router to extend it's capabilities. One of the features is a wireless repeater mode.
     
  6. Sybex

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    Cheers for that info, I have just gone onto that site dd-wrt and am about to download their software, I shall probably wait until the weekend before flashing the router, I shall let you know how I get on, cheers
     
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    Another feature of DD-WRT is you can boost the transmit power of the router. :)

    I'd read the installation instructions VERY CAREFULLY before you begin, for different hardware versions, that are sometimes quite different.
     
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