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Windows 7: Can't configure D-Link wireless repeater properly

16 Jul 2010   #1
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Can't configure D-Link wireless repeater properly

Since my return from near non-existence, my parents bought another router to (extend/repeat the wireless signal).

Here is what I have and what I've done so far...

D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router (updated firmware version: 1.34NA 2010-04-16)

and

D-Link DAP-1360 Wireless N Range Extender (firmware Version: V1.02 2009-10-09)


used WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) was added successfully, but the issue is I cannot seem to copy the mac address from the DIR-655 to the DAP-1360, so when you seek a wireless connection in my household, you see 2 different wireless signals, when all I should see is one (very strong) wireless connection.

I used the same SSID name, channel, and encrypted with WPA2-Personal synced 100% clock and all, except the mac address is different.

I have searched high and low for an answer and if anyone here can help me, I would be truly grateful.
Thank you in advance.

Ps- I can post screen shots if requested.


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16 Jul 2010   #2
iseeuu

 
 

Does the extender have a setting to "Bridge" the two devices?

Cheers!
Robert
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16 Jul 2010   #3
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Does the extender have a setting to "Bridge" the two devices?

Cheers!
Robert
It's set as a repeater on the DAP-1360, and I can't recall if there's an option to bridge both routers.
I will take a look, thank u Robert
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16 Jul 2010   #4
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Does the extender have a setting to "Bridge" the two devices?

Cheers!
Robert
It's set as a repeater on the DAP-1360, and I can't recall if there's an option to bridge both routers.
I will take a look, thank u Robert
If it is possible to connect the DAP-1360 via cable and still give your property adequate wireless coverage, you will get better performance. A repeating 'access point' reduces your bandwidth by half (or something like that) because it first must receive the signal, then rebroadcast the signal. It cannot do that simultaneously. When connected by cable, it only has to broadcast.

Manual Configuration Settings starts on page 43 of the pdf manual for "Repeater Mode".

Cheers!
Robert
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16 Jul 2010   #5
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I would have to connect the DAP-1360 via Ethernet cable, then bridge the connection, whether that would help I don't know yet, will post back at a later time.
Thanx again
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16 Jul 2010   #6
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
I would have to connect the DAP-1360 via Ethernet cable, then bridge the connection, whether that would help I don't know yet, will post back at a later time.
Thanx again
You are most welcome.

The "Bridge Mode" settings are on page 45 of the pdf manual: ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/dap1360...manual_100.zip

Until 'later" ...

Cheers!
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17 Jul 2010   #7
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Well I finally figured it out!
My netbook gets a full 5 bars (100%) signal now, and my custom "bigblu" desktop is now connected 100% signal.
I knew my brain would wake up just a little ...lol

Thanx iseeuu for the help
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17 Jul 2010   #8
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
Well I finally figured it out!
My netbook gets a full 5 bars (100%) signal now, and my custom "bigblu" desktop is now connected 100% signal.
I knew my brain would wake up just a little ...lol

Thanx iseeuu for the help
You are most welcome, my friend!

I am reminded of the movie Matrix and telling Neo his muscles has atrophied. He just needed to use them again. Me ... it takes hours every morning before my brain recovers enough to be useful ... so the more you use your brain ... the better it will get!!

Cheers!
Robert
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