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Wireless Repeater

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by dark2099, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. dark2099

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    So just doing a little walk through of my house, I found out I have some weak spots I want to boost, and know that can be done with a wireless repeater. My current router, Netgear WNDR3300 has the ability, but I don't want to spend another $100 for one, so wondering what router or other devices you are using or have used as a wireless repeater. Considering the WNDR3300 does Wireless N, the repeater will need to be able to do that too. Thanks.
     
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    link isnt working, and since this is in the networking section and my thread, ill ask in here too, on my WNDR3300, there is a button with lots of lights under it, and since the router is in my room, i put an empty coke can on top of said button to hide the lights so they dont bug me at night, should that interfere at all with the signal?

    link to router so you can see what it looks like
    http://netgear.com/Products/RoutersandGateways/WirelessNRoutersandGateways/WNDR3300.aspx
     
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    Ill get another link that works. and as for the can, if its bothering it, its not by much bro. Ive always just taped paper over the light. :toast:


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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Linksys...8722&skuId=8639967&st=Linksys Wireless Router




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    http://www.dd-wrt.com/

    This is for the firmware in case you need it. It also has its own little wiki about its "universal wireless repeater"
     
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    Yes. Possibly a lot. Using a tin can is exactly how you make a directional aerial... so I imagine, in the wrong place, with the wrong orientation, could cause problems. http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html

    Remove the can. Use some masking tape.

    Or use the can... but wire it up to solve your deadspots. http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html
     
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    if you want a repeater pick up a Airport express off fleabay for around $60. Great product.
     
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    I used the WRT54G with DDT Firmware as a repeater and it was SOLID. Slight boost in transmit power and signal was outstanding AND it was easy to setup. Id look at that option obviously with an N/DDT capable router.

    I have that exact N router sitting on my desk- not being used. Wish I would've seen this thread before so we couldve at least tested the waters on a trade for that RAM:D
     
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