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Netgear Router to Belkin Wireless G Range Extender

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    I am in need of a range extender to boost my WiFi access abilities. I am finding our cell phones not working as well in one part of the house as the other.

    I have a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router. This serves much of the home quite well actually. But it begins to fade when connecting from the great room.

    I happen to already have an old Belkin Wireless G Range Extender/Access Point.

    Is there a way for me to get the Belkin to receive and boost the signal strength from the Netgear router? Or, is this equipment proprietary to the point they will not work together? And if so, I assume I will need to pick up a Netgear range extender? Or, are there other options?

    Thank you for considering to assist me.
     
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    whats the exact model - it should be able to work
     
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    The Belkin Wireless G Range Extender/Access Point is model #F5D7130.

    The router is a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    The operating manual I have for the Belkin states the unit as, "The Belkin Wireless G Range Extender/Access Point". Is that not what the dd-wrt fix would turn the Belkin into? If so, would not the Belkin already serve as a, "repeater"?
     
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    its an extender rather than a repeater

    a repeater, picks up your wireless signal and connects to the router and then transmits a wireless signal of its own which you connect to and connect to the main router

    the extender needs a cable connected to the router - cant see any repeater facility on the user manual
    do you have a setting where you can see the other broadcast wireless signals and connect to one of those ?
     
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    No, I see no setting for other broadcast signals.

    I think I will pick up another unit that I am confident I will do what I need it to do. You brought me to realize that there is another application that I may want a repeater to perform.
    I have a wireless Sonos music system that I also would like to extend coverage. That may not be possible but I will attempt to see if I can get that to work with wireless access as well.
     
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