I am having a tough time setting up 800AP to repeat the signal from a DI-624. I have done this before on a diff 800AP and DI-624 at my friend's place and it works well. SO I got another pair from craigslist. But this 800AP does not seem to work. The DI-624 works by itself, both the LAN ports and wireless. The 800AP picks up the SSID from the DI-624. My laptop picks up the signal from the 800AP and I also see it gets a valid IP address. But I cannot get to the internet. cannot even ping the DI-624. I have a cisco aironet client utility. IT shows PLCP error and mac crc errors. And after a while I start seeing SSID mismatch errors. DI-624 - rev C F/W 2.42 800AP rev A F/W 1.02
I also have a DI-524 ( rev A, F/W 1.03 ) bought from craigslist. I bought a new DWL-G710 from compusa. It would not work either. This was worse. My laptop would not even get an IP address in the router's range. But connecting to the DI-524 worked.
Tried the pinhole reset and setup several times.
I saw a few posts about the flakiness of dlink products. I am not sure if I got too many flakies or something is wrong with my setup. I guess people on craigslist might be offloading their flaky routers and repeaters.
I have read buffalo royter repeater combo is reliable. Is that true for most people ?