I'm looking to buy a Wifi Range Extender that will extend the range of*any* wireless network, regardless of whether the source wifi broadcaster is designed to work with multiple access points.
For instance, my home broadband ADSL wifi router is the Netopia 2247. This device isn't designed to work with multiple access points, so I need to get my hands on a repeater device that doesn't require the co- operation of the source.
A friend of mine has the D-Link DWL-G710 and it works well in conjunction with the Netopia 2247. However, before I go and splash out the cash for a D-Link DWL-G710, I want to be sure that I'm choosing the best product.
In looking for a product, my priority is range. I want to be able to go right down the back garden and still have decent internet access (yes, I realise my broadband is 1 meg and my network is 54 megs). What products would you suggest? I've taken a little look at the Netgear router which you can put different firmware on ("DD-WRT" or something like that), but my only problem with these is that you have to be on a different subnet to the network you want to access.
What's the best range extender device that doesn't need the co- operation of a specialised source wifi device? Also, I want to be able to use WEP and WPA.