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Buying 2 routers that support bridge/repeater/WDS


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#1 krneki

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:09 AM

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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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 09:14 AM

I use old routers with DD-WRT flashed on them. It's simple, cheap and a breeze. The hardest part is doing the reset on the routers that the instructions ask you to do. 

 

according to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320168 it says it does.


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#3 Wand3r3r

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

We use Dlink DAP-2690's for our WDS network.






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