Solved Buying 2 routers that support bridge/repeater/WDS

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October 6, 2014 at 06:09:12
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I'm looking for a way to cover a big house with wi-fi. I've already tested with WRT54GL and it wasn't enough, so my idea is to buy 2 routers with good coverage and link them into bridge/repeater/WDS mode (I don't even know the difference to be honest). Since I've never done that before, I'm looking for an advice on which routers to buy and how to make it work altogether?

At first, 2x Unifi LR LongRange was a promising solution, buy as far as I understand it, they both need to be physically connected into router with UTP cable, so that's out of equation because I can't drill holes into walls.

How about 2x ASUS RT-N12 D1, would they do any good? They have pretty decent reviews and are also cheap, but do they even support signal repeating?

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October 6, 2014 at 07:06:25
The spec's (specifications) sheet for any device you're researching will tell you if they support wireless bridge mode.

Assuming your house has a basement, is the ceiling in it finished? If it is, how is it done............a "drop ceiling" with tiles and T bar, or sheetrock?

If it's open, or a drop style ceiling it would be simple enough to pull a couple cables to where you need them on your main floor.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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October 6, 2014 at 07:16:53
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Signal repeating isn't the best way to go...physically connecting the 2 routers together via a network cable would be much better. If you can't drill holes & run a cable, how about powerline adapters?

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