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extending a wireless network

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extending a wireless network

DAK, can I use a normal wireless router like a Netgear DG834G as a relay on an existing wireless network?
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Superuser
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Re: extending a wireless network

Yes BUT,
If you use WDS ( see here http://www.kerrins.co.uk/blog/2008/08/netgear-dg834g-and-wireless-repeating/ for instructions ) then you cannot use WPA security you must use WEP, which is not very secure.
Alternatively if its possible to connect the DG834G to the primary router via Ethernet ( or HomePlugs  ) then you can just use it as a separate Wireless AP with whatever security you wish.
stallan
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Re: extending a wireless network

I gave up trying to get WDS to work on my DG834GTs and opted for the homeplug route  http://www.unix.ms/netgear/
I recall that if you use WDS it halves the wireless throughput, so 54mb becomes 27mb
Plusnet Help Team
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Re: extending a wireless network

As a purely personal recommendation I've used a netgear rangemax WAP for extended wireless range. Its signal reached 5 PCs over a 4 floor 5 bedroom shared house no problem at all
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 Adam Walker
 Plusnet Help Team