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Windows 7: How to make a wireless repeater?

04 Mar 2010   #11
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
I was editing my last post while you were replying. We got cross connected!

Like I said, a full repeater will cost you in throughput. But if you want to go that way:

Get a router that will support DD-WRT and put it where you get the best signal. I think you said that was the kitchen. Keep it up high and AWAY FROM THE MICROWAVE OVEN! (Microwaves are in the same 2.4GHz band).

Other option is the Repeater/bridge. Again, place the router up high where you get the best signal and run a CAT5 to a cheap ethernet switch. Connect the Xbox and laptop to the switch. This removes all the double traffic from the router's wireless link to your neighbor. You give up a little mobility for better throughput.
I have a decent size kitchen (for a trailer), the older microwave we had always cut the internet connection out but we bought a new one recently (for the record, it can't even pop popcorn properly), hasn't given the internet any troubles.

The switch would be ethernet > split into two ethernets I take it? Well I suppose it'd be nice to have internet in my room, even if its wired. Not like I move very far in there. I'll take a look around and figure something out, thanks for your help and time.


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04 Mar 2010   #12
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

The nice thing about this is the same router with DD-WRT could used used either way. From what I read in the docs it supports several configurations.

I bought a little 5 port DLink switch for $24 at Tiger Direct a few months ago so they're pretty cheap. Nothing like having enough ports to hook up things.

Let me know what you end up doing. Good Luck!
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05 Mar 2010   #13
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
You can buy one
Buy one what? My own Internet subscription? Oh how I'd love to although my father owed them money and because we didn't cancel the internet subscription until one month after he passed, Comcast refuses to take his bill off this address. Its either pay or live without.

$1500 is not something I come across everyday either. (no clue how it got that high to be honest), they are the only highspeed internet provider in this particular area as well.
I meant buy a repeater.
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05 Mar 2010   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
You can buy one
Buy one what? My own Internet subscription? Oh how I'd love to although my father owed them money and because we didn't cancel the internet subscription until one month after he passed, Comcast refuses to take his bill off this address. Its either pay or live without.

$1500 is not something I come across everyday either. (no clue how it got that high to be honest), they are the only highspeed internet provider in this particular area as well.
I meant buy a repeater.
Oh LOL. You were vague.

I suppose I could buy one, just wanted to put this router to use instead of spending more money. I'm going to browse the local pawn shops for a cheap DD-WRT compatible router.
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05 Mar 2010   #15
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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05 Mar 2010   #16
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by echrada View Post
Thanks but

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run the Ethernet cable from a spare LAN port on the main router
I don't have a 250' line handy. :|
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05 Mar 2010   #17
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No cheap cable around?
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05 Mar 2010   #18
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by echrada View Post
No cheap cable around?
Don't think my neighbor really wants a line running in his house either.
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