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How to use wireless router as access point to extend range


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#1 azalon21

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 05:02 PM

I currently have 5 computers on my home network working great...mostly. However the one in the second story bedroom farthest away from the Dlink DI-824 VUP wireless router only gets a usable signal intermittently. I was going to try a repeater upstairs to extend my range, but I read about someone using an old wireless router as an AP in order to extend the range. I have an almost new DI-624 wireless router that I replaced with the 824 so I could have a built in print server. I know I can use it as an AP but I need the specific steps to do so or would I be better off getting a repeater. Also would a stronger antennae be a better choice on my 824 to extend the usable range? I basically just want to make that one computer work consistently no matter what I have to do. I am fairly new at this networking stuff and would appreciate any input or insight anyone might have. Thank you.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 12:33 PM

Try this website WiFi Ant. . I typed in WiFi antenna in Google . A desktop antenna on each should do it. Fairly cheap and effective .



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Posted 07 February 2005 - 02:19 AM

Check this Heres my to cents worth, hope it helps even if just a bit :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 February 2005 - 05:45 PM

as far as i know you can not just plug it in and it will work like that but what you could do is install a networking card in a computer that may be between the ap and the far away computer and run ics on it and share the connction f rom the wirless card to the wirednoe then conect the wired on the your old ap and thats it

Hope that made some sence
Good luck




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