Extending wireless range

Bt / Home hub 2.0
March 16, 2010 at 06:53:10
Specs: Windows Vista, intel core 2 quad/8gb
I was wondering if it is possible to use my old Belkin pre-n wireless router as a repeater to extend my wireless range in the house and how would i set this up if its possible

all help really appreciated


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#1
March 16, 2010 at 07:23:58
Check, whether the old Belkin router supports repeater mode.
If it does, it can connect to the other wireless router just as a client pc. Read the manual of the old Belkin router on how to configure the repeater mode.

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#2
March 16, 2010 at 07:46:53
It does support repeater mode I was just unsure of where I'd plug it in and set it up, I'll crack on with the manual now and thanks a lot for your response as you have been a great help

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#3
March 16, 2010 at 08:42:55
Actually I think I am wrong and it turns out that the Belkin F5D8230-4 pre-n wireless router cannot be wirelessly bridged so I think I will just have to shell out for a repeater.


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#4
March 16, 2010 at 10:10:59
You don't need a router that supports bridge mode.
The first router is running in normal AP mode, so that client computers can connect.
The second router needs to run in repeater mode, that give you the ability, to connect to the first router just like a client computer.

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#5
March 16, 2010 at 12:15:55
Thanks but I have just found out that my primary hub a BT Hub 2.0 doesn't support the use of repeaters so now I am trying to determine which other options will not only extend my wireless range but also will work with BT Home Hub 2.0. Any further ideas would be apreciated.
What is the difference between an extender and a repeater or are they one and the same thing?

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