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linksys wireless g expander not working with hyperwrt

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by rmcclarty, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. rmcclarty

    rmcclarty Network Guru Member

    Hyperwrt wnet on new Linksys g wireless router fine but cannot get the linksys wirlessg expander to function..in fact when I get my wirelss in range of expander it knocks me off line...help?
     
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Which version of Hhyperwrt are you using and did it work before the flash of the router firmware. Are you using WEP? I am using Hyperwrit 2.0b3 with WPA-PSK with a WRE56G with the firmware 2.04.11, which was released on 08/25/2004 and withdrawn by Linksys. You have to enter the MAC address of the router in the setup of the repeater. If you did not get the repeater to associate with the router reset it back to factory settings and use no security on the router. You should enable the transmission of the sys-id also. Use the setup software or press the auto configuration button. Enter the address of 192,168.1,240 and enter the password of "admin". You can enable wireless security at this point by editing the security setting, if you have factory firmware, you can only use WEP. WDS is limited to repeaters from Linksys. You and use a WAP56G as a repeater also and it is limited wo WEP in repeater mode. After setting the security on the repeater enable the security on the repeater and then reset the security on the repeater. If you are filtering by MAC address on the router the MAC address of the repeater must be in the list of MAC addresses that are enabled on the router. Remember a repeater wil halve your transmission rate, so boost the output of the router and add high gain antennas instead of using a repeater, if you can. The repeater also disables MAC filtering, since the packets have the MAC address of the repeater.
     
  3. rmcclarty

    rmcclarty Network Guru Member

    I just added Hyperwrt last week, so the latest version. I added the expnder after, so it was not functioning prior. WEP is diabled according to Linksys instructions it must be to use the expander. Would you suggest I boost transmit to 80% and forget the expander? Will 80% shorten the life of the router especially when it is in a warm room already? I really only need the expander to get a signal for streaming music in a room a ways away from the router? I appreciate the help.
     
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The problem with increasing the power output is that is also inscreases the noise levels. About increasing the output to 80% and the effect on the life of the router I could not give you any information on the effect of the life of the router. You indicated that you disabled WEP on the router, is MAC address filteriing enabled on the router and is the MAC address of the repeater included in the MAC filter list. I have used the configuration software in the past and set up the repeater. I also have used the auto configuation button on the repeater. Are both LED blinking blue on the repeater? If you cannot get the repeater to function, you may have to look into the high gain antennas offered by Linksys.
     

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