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- Using Linksys WRT45G as repeater to DI-624S?
June 15, 2007, 1:33 pm
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I have a D-link DI-624S router for my internet connection. I have
Linksys WRT45G. I was wondering if it is possible to set the Linksys
up as a repeater with the D-Link as my main Access point? If so, can
someone talk me through step by step how to do this. (Novice at these
things) I will share whatever settings I need to.
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Re: Using Linksys WRT45G as repeater to DI-624S?
Short answer- No.
And, general wisdom is; repeaters suck so you don't want to do it
either. I tried repeating and gave up. It sucked.
IF you have one of the WRT54Gs versions that works (only the older or
the 54GL versions work) then you can install different firmware, like
DD-WRT on your linksys. IF you have the right version. This is not
hard, but not totally easy. You have to study it a bit. Google DD-
WRT if you want to find out.
Repeating means your system is probably not going to work all the time
if you want good security. Or it's not going to be secure, which is
Alternative solution is Powerline Networking using your house wiring
to get the signal further. Cost about $100 for a pair that plug into
the wall, one connected to your router and one wherever you want.
This is very easy to setup
Once you have a powerline network in your house, you can plug in your
computer to the second one or cable it to your spare Linksys where you
need more wireless and it will work great.
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