Dual band Router

February 16, 2011 at 14:19:23
Specs: Windows 64, 3 GHz / 4863 MB

Will a dual band router pick recieve a signal from a 2.4 Ghz router and repeat it on the 5 ghz? My sister lived across the field from me. Her computer gets 2 bars only in her bedroom though. What I want to do is keep my 2.4 Ghz router here at my house. Set the dual band up at hers and let it recieve my router on the 2.4 ghz band and repeat the signal through her house. We have been searching ideas for months. They cannot get DSL for some reason it is not registering there number and yes we have called at&t and they do not seem to care. And they tried hughes net and it is a rip off. I will not go into details on hughesnet. But we just want to be able to get wireless through her house. I would connect an outside antenna to my router but I am scared lightning would hit it and fry the router. Maybe someone can answer this.

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February 16, 2011 at 15:04:35

I don't believe you have any choice over the band when you turn the dual band into a wireless bridge but then I haven't have a need for turning my netgear dual band into a wireless bridge. I would say put the unit into wireless bridge mode and tell us what band your sister connects on. Thx

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February 16, 2011 at 16:37:51

For right now I got the wireless connection on her desktop set up as shared. A wire runs out the ethernet into the router where the modem connects. It is acting as a repeater that way. There router is not a dual band just a standard Netgear Wireless N and it does have repeater mode. I spent over an hour trying to get her router to be a repeater. I put the mac address from my router in like it said it would not pick mine up. She is now getting 4 bars on the desktop. Even with the netgear on sitting on top of her desktop it still gets 4 bars I figured it would interfer with the signal but it didn't the channels are 4 on hers and 11 on mine. I guess that's far enough away or either the netgear blocks internerence. Mine is an oldfer Linksys WRT54G and I had a 2.4 Ghz cordless phone and it would always cut my laptop off when it rang.

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February 16, 2011 at 16:44:26

I seen an outdoor router online once the range was like 1 1/2 mile it was made for farms and ranches. That is basicly what we have is alot of land and if I could find that again I may purchase it. Cannot remember where I saw it.
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I found this

http://www.hawkingtech.com/products...


The thing is I think it connets to my router. But my router has 2 antennas. Do I need 2 of these? I think 2 would be better. Or maybe I connect it on her end? My end would be better bacause the router would reach the whole farm. I could also climb the 100 FT 2 way radio tower we use for radio's maybe put it half way up.

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