How to configure wireless access point

November 7, 2010 at 09:11:54
Specs: Windows XP sp3
I can access my neighbor's wireless network on my laptop from parts of my house, but would like to extend/expand service to additional rooms in my house (with neighbor's knowledge & approval). I have a Netgear WG602 v3 54 mbps wireless access point. Can I set it up in my house at location where I receive service and extend coverage to other parts of the house? If so, in what mode should it configured?


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#1
November 7, 2010 at 09:14:15
http://kbserver.netgear.com/pdf/wg6...

review chapter 5 for what fits your setup


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#2
November 7, 2010 at 10:24:15
These examples (and many others) show the AP wired to the router. I don't want to do that. I want the AP/bridge/client to pickup the wireless signal received at my house in room A & rebroadcast or extend it to rooms B & C. Should the WG602 be able to do that? (Re-locating the router is not an option, unfortunately.)

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#3
November 7, 2010 at 10:46:06
you didn't read chapter 5. Please do so. Only question you have is multi or point to point. I believe you would want multipoint.

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#4
November 7, 2010 at 11:12:28
Wow, now I feel even worse. I have read it--multiple times--but apparently don't understand how to apply the instructions to my situation. For instance, I have only 1 AP unit. Should the AP be setup to have the same SSID, MAC & IP as the wireless network router? Another problem that I have is accessing AP configuration setup. Should I be able to login to the netgear setup URL if I temporarily wire the AP to my laptop (which is wirelessly connecting with the neighbor's network) or must I connect the AP to the router to make setup changes?

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#5
November 7, 2010 at 11:59:01
You would connect a cable from your pc to it to then configure it.
This is diagramed in chapter 3
Installing the 54 Mbps Wireless Access Point WG602 v3

Though now that I have read the manual this appears to be a waste of time.
This does not appear to be the correct unit for you.

Unless you want to disable your wireless card and haul this unit around with your laptop. It is meant for connecting to another switch or router to span a segment wirelessly.

You want a wireless bridge or extender.


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November 7, 2010 at 12:41:58

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