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Range extender/Repeater... help please.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by DEnimNY, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. DEnimNY

    DEnimNY Guest

    Hi guys. I am a total n00b in WiFi and I need some help.

    Here is the problem:

    I have a friend who lives in the next building and he has WiFi access point or a wireless router (I'm not sure here). We agreed to share the internet but the problem is that I don't see his AP from the room I have computer in. Only from my kitchen.

    I've read a lot about WDS and other stuff, but I'm not sure what I need. And also as I understood for WDS thing I will have to flash his router with a special firmware or something. And he said that he won't allow me to mess with his hardware.

    So, can I buy, say, a WRT54G and make it work as a repeater to boost his signal to my computer without touching his AP?

    If yes then tell me what will I need to do. I am patient and learn quick =)
    Thank you in advance and sorry for my english.

    P.S. To make things a little bit clear I'll try to draw what I want:

    his WiFi router <===wireless connection=====> My WRT54G (or other) <====== wireless connection========> My PC

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