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Not sure if I can use my router as a repeater...I am renting a basement apartment

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  1. mess11ier

    mess11ier Thread Starter

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    Hello again, Techguy. I hope you can solve this problem I'm having, just like any other issues that I have submitted to you in the past. Thanks for that, BTW.

    I'm going to include as much detail as possible, since I'm not sure if my situation is a unique one.

    I just started renting a basement apartment. I am using a network adapter to connect to the internet via the router of the ppl that I am renting from, who live upstairs.

    I have a router that I would like to use as an extender, since I would like to have a stronger connection/signal.

    Now, obviously I don't have access to my landlord's router. Also, my router does not have a 'wireless bridging' option.

    Is there a way I can configure my router to aid as a repeater, or should I just invest in a better network adapter? The one I have is a belkin micro N150.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jeff Ferris
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I am pretty sure that this will be covered by our internet sharing rules
    When you rent an apartment in a block or house, you normally don't share electric, gas, internet, water etc and are expected to get your own bill for the utilities.

    I will err on the side of caution and close this one, until convinced that the landlord is allowed to share his internet connection.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    After discussion and clarification of the situation we have re-opened the topic
     
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    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    From what I know, there is a software called DDRT firmware that may help in making your router into a repeater, or you can get a repeater to do what you need. Having said that, you will need to have the SSID and password for the router to add to the repeater.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Using a Range Extender (or Repeater) implies that there is someplace in your apartment where you get a decent signal. As James indicated if your router does not support that mode (most don't) you may find third party firmware for it--try DD-WRT or Tomato.

    If you need to explore looking for a strong signal Xirrus is a good tool. In the following canned text ignore the part about an attachment unless you want our comments on a screen shot.

    Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If your only email accounts are free (Hotmail, gmail, etc.) try this direct link. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
     
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