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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 08:21 PM

I decided to try an extender actually two, first a Netgear 25 which did not improve anything.  Next I tried A Netgear 6100, it still did not do what I wanted, I was trying to get better wifi @ about 300 feet.  I returned both but now have issues trying to wifi print.  The 25 and 6100 still show in the tray, even though I am wired to my router.   IE I have a mess!!!!!!!!  How do I clear out the un used/no longer hooked up devices?


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 05:42 PM

Sounds like you tried to put the extenders at the 300ft mark not the 150ft mark or less which ever resulted in good signal.

 

You can't repeat a weak signal.  You can only repeat a strong signal.  So if you have no/little wifi signal at 300ft that is not the proper place to place the unit.  FYI

 

I would suggest you start by uninstalling the software you installed for the 25 and the 6100.  That should take care of the tray problem.

 

We would need more info to troubleshoot the printing issue like what is the printer port pointing to.



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:08 PM

The extender was on the first floor with the router maybe 40ft up and north of it, the router would make about 250ft+ just short of the barn.  I wanted to be able to hide out unfettered just out of honey do range :tophat:

 

Edit: I wish it was software, the extenders used no software.  Just want to figure out how to banish them from the network.


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:37 PM

Can you post a screen shot of what you are seeing?



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:47 PM

This is a shot of my tower which is hard wired to the router, if I kill anyone of the wifi's shown I lose connection.  My other three laptops show the same connections.

 

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:31 PM

usually those disappear after a reboot or a refreshed search for wifi adapters.



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 08:55 PM

Been there for a couple of weeks, had med issues and the holidays slowed me while tried a few suggestions.  I think I am stuck with redoing the network from the bottom up, I know it is not  pretty easy but was hoping to avoid fooling with it.


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 02:28 PM

download xirrus wifi inspector and post a screen shot of what it sees concerning wifi networks.

 

I wouldn't redo the entire network just to get rid of those entries.  We just need to figure out where they are being broadcasted from.



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Posted 04 January 2016 - 07:07 PM

The image is from my wired tower, I did my lap top is shows about the same.  I am running a Netgear R7000, it does not show on either machine or in network sharing.

 

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 11:33 PM

The xirrus screen shot says those BBSIDs are live.  Since the their bbsids differ only in the last set and guest is C6 instead of C4 it makes me wonder is these are not from the same router.

1. is the guest network. Unclear why you are connecting to this one.

2. is the 5G [5ghz]wifi network according to the name

3. I am guessing is the non guest network at 2.4ghz

 

This is not uncommon router setup. Mine has the 2.4 and 5 but I don't have the guest network enabled.

 

I have to ask why are you connecting to the guest network?  That is usually setup for visitors.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 07:08 AM

I an running just the R7000 no other all coming from it, this shot is from my laptop.  Thanks for hanging in there!

 

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:21 PM

Xirrus! care should be taken when down loading it, I was as careful as I could be but still picked up some junk.  I was careful to use the advanced feature in the program, I have an insistent ad web page changer that I will have to root out.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 11:27 AM

Did you get it from their site?

http://wvw.xirrus.com/wifi-inspector

 

Never have I had a problem with their download.

 

I notice the 25 network is gone from the last xirrus screen shot.  Weird.  Wifi detection only sees live connections not historical ones.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 05:36 PM

Both from their site just a few hours apart!  I cleaned things up first with MBAM 37 instances, SuperA only found two more.  Someone else may have tagged their site who knows.  Their product seems to be quite good.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:58 PM

Have you had a chance to give any more thought to this one? Could all this be rooted in the R700?


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