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Windows 7: Wireless bridge question

01 Dec 2009   #1
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 
Wireless bridge question

I have my router on the main level of my house and my bedroom is in my basement. Normally my laptop has 2-3bars of strength but if I'm lucky it will jump up for some reason. I have no problem with this, just some FYI for you guys.

Problem 1: Ps3 keeps timing out obtaining IP address. I can get it to work by plugging it into LAN then changing the settings back to WIFI. When I put my Ps3 bck in my room it will only maintain a connection for a few days then I need to repeat the process. Connection percentage is between 40%-70%.

Problem 2: My desktop will be moved to my basement as soon as I get it WIFI compatible.

Running a cable is out of the question. I just want something stable and that will support both my Ps3 and Desktop. My router isn't the best so theoretically I should just replace it, but I'm not sure if that would solve the signal/stability issue with my Ps3 and a new router won't help with putting my desktop downstairs.


Newegg.com - D-Link DAP-1522 Xtreme N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point - Wireless AP / Bridges Does this look like the best solution to my problem? Could I buy another router to use to just receive a wireless signal? I think that this would receive better then my Ps3

Thanks in advance. Sorry for the rambling, it's who I am, get used to it


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01 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koch1ar View Post
I have my router on the main level of my house and my bedroom is in my basement. Normally my laptop has 2-3bars of strength but if I'm lucky it will jump up for some reason. I have no problem with this, just some FYI for you guys.

Problem 1: Ps3 keeps timing out obtaining IP address. I can get it to work by plugging it into LAN then changing the settings back to WIFI. When I put my Ps3 bck in my room it will only maintain a connection for a few days then I need to repeat the process. Connection percentage is between 40%-70%.

Problem 2: My desktop will be moved to my basement as soon as I get it WIFI compatible.

Running a cable is out of the question. I just want something stable and that will support both my Ps3 and Desktop. My router isn't the best so theoretically I should just replace it, but I'm not sure if that would solve the signal/stability issue with my Ps3 and a new router won't help with putting my desktop downstairs.


Newegg.com - D-Link DAP-1522 Xtreme N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point - Wireless AP / Bridges Does this look like the best solution to my problem? Could I buy another router to use to just receive a wireless signal? I think that this would receive better then my Ps3

Thanks in advance. Sorry for the rambling, it's who I am, get used to it
Hi and welcome

that wasnt even close to rambling.

there are a few options. One is a reepeater (like a router but boosts the signal). If you are going to move the desktop then the "N" router should give some additonal strength and stabiliy over the a,b,g, router you now have.

The other thing I am wondering about is are you using homegroup for networking?

Thanks

Ken J+
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01 Dec 2009   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

I posted this as a reply about a week ago to a similar issue. Maybe it could give you some ideas?

Kari
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01 Dec 2009   #4
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Hi and welcome

that wasnt even close to rambling.

there are a few options. One is a reepeater (like a router but boosts the signal). If you are going to move the desktop then the "N" router should give some additonal strength and stabiliy over the a,b,g, router you now have.

The other thing I am wondering about is are you using homegroup for networking?

Thanks

Ken J+
I'm using homegroup I think. 99.9% sure. I have a homegroup password.

I think I found a wireless card at my work that might work with win 7. If it does, I will most likely get a repeater, but if it doesn't, I'll need something else to pull the wifi from the air
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02 Dec 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koch1ar View Post
Problem 1: Ps3 keeps timing out obtaining IP address. I can get it to work by plugging it into LAN then changing the settings back to WIFI. When I put my Ps3 bck in my room it will only maintain a connection for a few days then I need to repeat the process. Connection percentage is between 40%-70%.
Assign a static ip address so it doesn't use DHCP and it will never disconnect.

Alternatively, set the lease time on the router to greatest possible. Usually 99 days.
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02 Dec 2009   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GuaranT View Post
Alternatively, set the lease time on the router to greatest possible. Usually 99 days.
Got a ten year lease:

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Kari


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02 Dec 2009   #7
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GuaranT View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koch1ar View Post
Problem 1: Ps3 keeps timing out obtaining IP address. I can get it to work by plugging it into LAN then changing the settings back to WIFI. When I put my Ps3 bck in my room it will only maintain a connection for a few days then I need to repeat the process. Connection percentage is between 40%-70%.
Assign a static ip address so it doesn't use DHCP and it will never disconnect.

Alternatively, set the lease time on the router to greatest possible. Usually 99 days.
How can I get "into" the router to change these settings?
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02 Dec 2009   #8
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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02 Dec 2009   #9
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Router setup is normally a web interface where you type routers IP-address to your browser. Most typical router addresses are 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 and so on. You can see it also in connection properties (default gateway).

Different routers have different default usernames and passwords. Please tell your routers make and model, so we can tell you how to get into setup.

Kari


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05 Dec 2009   #10
koch1ar

win 7 32-bit
 
 

i have a linksys wireless-b. I clicked this link http://192.168.1.1 how can i find the user name and password
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