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Windows 7: How to set up a wireless repeater?


25 Sep 2011   #1
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How to set up a wireless repeater?

Hi.

I have an Edimax EW-7209APg that I want to run as a repeater.

It has as default the IP 192.168.2.1

I connected it directly to a computer, and by aid of ncpa.cpl.
I named the IP of this computer to 192.168.2.2

Then I changed the IP to 192.168.1.10, as the router has IP 192.168.1.1

I used ncpa.cpl again, and gave the computer the IP 192.168.1.2

But now I cannot connect to the Edimax with 192.168.10

Should the IP of the computer be an IP after 192.168.1.10 for instance .11 ?


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25 Sep 2011   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is this Edimax router the same as the primary router? When setting up a second router as a repeater, generally there is some sort of 3rd party software. Have a look at this, I like Linksys routers but it's the same for all.

Turn your wifi router into a repeater

Even better link.

Turn Your Old Router into a Range-Boosting Wi-Fi Repeater

http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index
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25 Sep 2011   #3
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No. I have a Zyxel router as the primary one.

It's also wireless.

Beside the Edimax I also have a Linksys WRT54GL.
Think you would prefer this one.

Before it has worked as my wireless access point.
You know the trick with connecting from a LAN connector on the main router,
and connect the other end on the Liniksys to one of it's LAN connectors.
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26 Sep 2011   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

A true router set up as a repeater is a stand alone device. Meaning it's not attached to any device at all and using the signal from the original source to relay the signal.

What your referring to is called cascading or daisy chaining routers together to extend the signal for more wireless devices or adding more wired devices. This is a very common practice, even I had this type of setup with two Linksys routers (wired, wireless). The key to this type of setup is to have the DCHP enabled on the primary, disable DCHP on secondary router and change IP 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.2.1 and that should do it.

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.as...0&cpage=search
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26 Sep 2011   #5
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

thats some good info bass
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26 Sep 2011   #6
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you very much for a great clarification and the nice link
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27 Sep 2011   #7
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi Darkhorse,

This Article might also help if you want to extend your wireless network. It's an easy to follow tutorial:
Connecting Additional Routers | | Tech Support Forum
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27 Sep 2011   #8
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

@2xg

Yeah, great and thank you so much :-)
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