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DIR-655 - Extend Range with Buffalo/Tomato Router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by racorby, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. racorby

    racorby Addicted to LI Member

    I've searched a bit, but it is hard when you don't know what to search for...not sure what this is called.

    I just upgraded to the DIR-655. I have three Buffalo routers, each now has Tomato Firmware. Two are setup as "Wireless Ethernet Bridges" to give my ReplayTVs network and internet access.

    Even with the N router, I have weak or dead spots in the house. It could be because of an old/weak PC Card in the laptop. Is there a way to use the third Buffalo/Tomato router as a range extender (or even the two that are WEBs)? I have tried a few things, but each seems to "mess up" the laptop connection (limited connectivity). I'm not sure I understand the various Tomato Wireless Modes.

  2. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    1. Use WDS mode (not sure if the DIR-655 supports this sry >_<)

    2. install dd-wrt and run it in repeater mode
  3. racorby

    racorby Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the idea. I reflashed to DD-wrt and managed (finally) to get what I wanted. Seems I still could not put the repeater where I wanted (I guess it was too far away) but managed to get it closer and that did the trick!
  4. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    oh just a side note.. i believe dd-wrt is abt to use WEB with Repeater modes together (=

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