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attempting to repeat from thompson to linksys

heonix
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Registered: ‎08-12-2011

attempting to repeat from thompson to linksys

hi
ages ago i bought a cable router off ebay thinking it was adsl compatible. i am having a few wireless issues with my PC the i stream from my pc to my playstation which is causing numerous issues over wireless. i am attempting to wirelessly repeat from my thompson TG585 v8 to a  linksys Router WRT120N to strengthen the signal from the master box downstairs to a router in my room an in all honestly ditch wireless and use the ethernet ports.
is anyone familiar with this type setup to be able to assist
ta
Terry
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Re: attempting to repeat from thompson to linksys

If you want a wireless repeater you need to buy a wireless repeater.  A random router bought off eBay is unlikely to perform that function.  However if you can connect your two routers with an Ethernet cable you can get them to work together. 
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Re: attempting to repeat from thompson to linksys

If you are trying to use the WRT120N as the far end receiver, then the answers probably no - unless you can find some third party firmware that supports Access Point Client Mode to put the router into bridge operation.
http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/WRT120N-As-a-wareless-bridge/td-p/338834
If you are using the WRT120N as a wireless N booster transmitter that is independent of the ADSL router's wireless access point, then this may help -
http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&app=vw&vw=1&login=1&json=1&docid=785463d9ecaf4cac84aed...