Extend Wirless Range Of Router..Got 3 wireless routers..but no repeater

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by alinux, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. alinux

    alinux Guest

    Hi All
    I got the following 3..actually 4 wirless routers

    DL624 From DLINK
    wrt54gl From Linksys
    wrt54gs From Linksys
    A SMC wirless router with WDS

    I need setup two of those wirless routers in any possible way to extend the wirless range of one of them.

    I.e. setup router A from the above..then setup router B to extend the range of Router A..

    This might not be what I really need. I want to use it in a large apartment and I can not change the place of the wireless router...the problem is with a desktop PC in on of the far away rooms..the signal reaches that PC but it is very weak and unstable.

    I read about WDS..I dont want to buy a repeater unless I have to..I have no prob upgrading the firmware of any of the linksys routers above..I dont want to have a cable between the two routers. I also read that I can update my firmware to achive this..if so which router should I upgrade the firmware for and to what version ?

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    WDS is not standardized among manufacturers so the best you can do is to use the two Linksys Routers, you would have to use third party firmware, since the two Linksys routers you have do not function as a repeater with factory firmware. If you can wire one router to anoter you can use one as an access point, which may be a better alternative. Repeaterss halve the bandwidth, since most consumer routers on have one radio and the repeater has to receive and retransmit the signal.
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