Repeater equipment requirements

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by w3wjr, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. w3wjr

    w3wjr LI Guru Member

    I want to setup a wireless repeater, but I don't have control of the far end AP. I go to a lot of RV campgrounds that have wireless, but sometimes I am in a spot where I don't get a good enough signal. (I am on call 24/7 365 and sometimes get into RV sites that verizon wireless don't work).

    What I want to do is put a device out in the campground at a location where it can connect to the wireless AP, then allow me to wireless connect to my device from my RV.

    I have read about Linksys's repeater mode, but it sounds like I would need to control the far end AP also. I can't use bridging mode using a wire network on my side because I need to put my repeater away from my RV so it gets signal from the campground AP.

    How can I so this? I know I can do it with a laptop and using conection sharing, but that's to much risk of loss (if someone steals it) I could put the repeater in a box, external antennas and lock it up to something if needed.

    A 2nd choice is a high gain directional antenna, but I would like to share my "repeater" with other campers.
  2. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    The Linksys repeater mode uses WDS I believe. DD-WRT v24 has a "repeater mode" which can repeat the signal without using WDS, which is what you are wanting to do.
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