Solved using a router as wifi extension

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November 30, 2011 at 15:58:32
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i have a setup already consisting of a bt home hub v3 as my main router and a sky router in my living room as a booster. i'm now trying to get a stronger signal in my shed using an old belkin g+ (model no. F5D9630-4)
i've done all the usual stuff, disable firewall, disable dhcp, and set the ip to outside the main routers range, but i cant connect to it at all. i've also tried disabling security on all routers, and all using different/same channels

heres the settings i have:

main router: IP 192.168.1.254
DHCP: 192.168.1.64 - 192.168.1.253

belkin IP: 192.168.1.255


what am i missing here? i had no problems setting up the sky router, and was wondering if using mac address filtering would work

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December 22, 2011 at 04:55:48
Taco,

I know Wanderer mentions that you can use two different brand wireless bridge routers but Belkin states the following about wireless bridging, which you might want to take a look at:

Note: The WDS feature is not completely specified in IEEE or Wifi standards. Therefore interoperability between 802.11 products of different vendors is not guaranteed.

http://www.belkin.com/support/kb/kb...

So again, my recommendation is to use two routers of the same brand and model.

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#1
December 1, 2011 at 06:45:30
Don't use 192.168.1.255 as IP address, it's broadcast IP address, use other IP address. Take a look on this configuring wireless router as access point article, think could give you more ideas.

Hope this helps.


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#2
December 1, 2011 at 07:02:45
How are you connecting the Belkin router to the main router?
Is it through a wire connection or through a wireless bridge?

If its through a wired connection into the WAN port of the Belkin, use a different subnet for the Belkin router such as 192.168.2.254 or 192.168.3.254, etc.

If its a wireless bridge, it needs to be the same subnet 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.63 so that your main router does not assign the same IP to another device.

Let me know if that helped.

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#3
December 1, 2011 at 10:13:20
thanks. it's a wireless bridge Abdiel, ive set the dhcp range as you said, then disabled it and assigned it 192.168.1.61 as picohat pointed out.

still not working, though

heres screenshots of the routers setup.

http://i41.tinypic.com/ejykol.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/bjimc5.jpg

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#4
December 2, 2011 at 13:16:21
I'm sorry, I forgot to specify that if your trying to create a wireless bridge, you need to use the same wireless routers with wireless bridge capabilities. Each router communicates differently so its best to use 2 of the same models.

In other words, you need either (2) bt home hub v3 routers or (2) belkin routers with wireless bridge. So you only need to buy 1 more of either router.

In addition, on the belkin router, you need to keep the DHCP on. DHCP from the main router may not make it all the way through the bridge.

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#5
December 2, 2011 at 14:59:12
Sorry. Just the opposite

You can bridge with different equipment though same is preferred.
dhcp server should be off on the belkin. if dhcp can't come across the wireless bridge neither is your internet traffic.

I would suggest you set this up and get in working in the same room as the main router. If your thought is to go router<>skybridge<>belkinbridge I doubt that will work.

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#6
December 6, 2011 at 09:25:45
so how exactly should this be set up? what am i doing wrong according to the screenshots i posted?

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December 9, 2011 at 06:32:30
anyone?

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#8
December 9, 2011 at 06:46:36
show us the wireless bridge config screen

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#9
December 9, 2011 at 07:26:17
http://oi43.tinypic.com/auwk09.jpg

there you go wanderer

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#10
December 9, 2011 at 10:03:32
is that the mac address of the main router?
using the same encryuption level for wifi on both routers?
what are the other choices besides "manual"?

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#11
December 9, 2011 at 10:10:08
yeh, thats the mac of the main router, other option is off(disabled).
i've tried all types of encryption, as well as turning it off

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#12
December 9, 2011 at 12:16:52
that is where I would start which is with no wifi encryption.

So you never see on the main router the belkin as attached?

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#13
December 9, 2011 at 13:09:12
at the moment that's the way i have it, with no encryption. just to make things simpler.

no, i never see the belkin appear. the only thing i can get to connect to it is my phone when i search for wi-fi.

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#14
December 22, 2011 at 04:55:48
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Taco,

I know Wanderer mentions that you can use two different brand wireless bridge routers but Belkin states the following about wireless bridging, which you might want to take a look at:

Note: The WDS feature is not completely specified in IEEE or Wifi standards. Therefore interoperability between 802.11 products of different vendors is not guaranteed.

http://www.belkin.com/support/kb/kb...

So again, my recommendation is to use two routers of the same brand and model.

Best Regards,
abdiel
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#15
December 24, 2011 at 08:20:24
thanks abdiel, i've been trying for weeks now and still not getting anywhere, so it looks like the belkin compatability is definitely the problem, i'll need to see if i can squeeze another home hub out of bt lol!!

merry christmas folks:)

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