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Topic # 112800 20-Dec-2012 18:32 Send private message

Hi, I'm currently trying to make a Technicolor TG582N into a repeater/wireless bridge because my new Desktop is too far away from an Ethernet cable. I have a Netcomm NB304N set up to the internet, and I am trying to kinda make them communicate. Can anyone help? I know that firmware like DD-WRT is around, but I am too scared to brick my routers because no one has reported if they work with DD-WRT. Any help is appreciated, because I don't want to buy a Wireless Adapter or use my laptop as a bridge.

 

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  Reply # 735816 21-Dec-2012 01:26 Send private message

Howdy,

Unless that particular router supports repeating natively (WDS Mode?), I don't think you will be able to find a firmware package that supports it.

From my experience, routers with the repeating function are few and far between (especially modem routers) and DD-WRT and other firmware packages support a limited number of routers to start with.

I'd suggest buying a Ubiquity bullet or something similar to boost the range/centralize the wireless signal from the modem so you get a better spread through-out the house. Unless you can find firmware for that router or turn it in to a repeater with built in functionality, it is probably your best/cheapest option.

I purchased a Netgear DG router from TradeMe for 60 bucks. I can tell it to be a modem/router, just a modem or just a router/repeater.

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  Reply # 735820 21-Dec-2012 02:08 Send private message

Hi,

The Netcomm has a Wireless Bridge mode, however there are no tutorials on how to use it. I don't really want to buy something else, I am currently using a laptop that is in bridge connection.

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  Reply # 735823 21-Dec-2012 06:02 Send private message

You need to buy a wireless bridge or AP that can function as a wireless bridge. A TG582N isn't capable of doing this.

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  Reply # 735837 21-Dec-2012 07:55 Send private message

Theses guys are right, the TG582N needs to support wireless repeater/bridge mode which it definitely does not.
Also DD-WRT and other firmwares will not support any router with a modem as well in it, routers only.
Modem drivers are not released to open source by the manufactures.




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  Reply # 736065 21-Dec-2012 15:31 Send private message

Then can I make the Netcomm NB304N into a repeater/bridge and make the TG582N the main modem/router?

So what you guys are trying to say is that the TG582N doesn't support repeaters connecting to it...right?

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  Reply # 736069 21-Dec-2012 15:38 Send private message

3L1T3: Then can I make the Netcomm NB304N into a repeater/bridge and make the TG582N the main modem/router?

No


So what you guys are trying to say is that the TG582N doesn't support repeaters connecting to it...right?


No.

If you want a bridge you'll need to buy a bridge or an AP that supports bridge mode. Other than one multimode TP-Link router I've nwever seen any other off the shelf router that supports bridge functionality.

A repeater is also not a bridge. That's different functionality again.



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  Reply # 736091 21-Dec-2012 16:47 Send private message

Ah, okay. Thanks for the help any way. So I can just buy a repeater right? So Ethernet cable to the repeater and the repeater will connect to the TG582N?

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  Reply # 736093 21-Dec-2012 16:50 Send private message

3L1T3: Ah, okay. Thanks for the help any way. So I can just buy a repeater right? So Ethernet cable to the repeater and the repeater will connect to the TG582N?


No.

You keep saying you want a bridge. A "repeater" is not a bridge.

I also have no idea why you want the TG582N in the mix. You already have a modem and a router, you don't need a second modem/router.

The best thing would be to draw a picture of what you want to do, because I'm not 100% sure based upon what you're now saying.


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  Reply # 736094 21-Dec-2012 16:52 Send private message

Why not purchase a ethernet cable long enough to do the job?



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  Reply # 736095 21-Dec-2012 16:53 Send private message

Excuse my ignorance, I don't know much about networking.

And I mean that I would make the TG582N my main router and throw out the NB304N. Any idea which one is better? This is so confusing!



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  Reply # 736096 21-Dec-2012 16:55 Send private message

SCM: Why not purchase a ethernet cable long enough to do the job?


That would work if I want to trip people over. The problem is that the router is pretty far away.

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  Reply # 736099 21-Dec-2012 17:06 Send private message

Run the cable under the floor or in the roof space, won't trip people up then ;)

10mm drill bit will create a hole big enough to poke the rj45 through...

My computers are in a sleepout some 40 meters from the router. Cable runs down through the floor, out a vent, up the side of the house, then follows the same path as the electric feed to the garage - sleepout.
While we have a wireless 'n' router I refuse to use it due to the unstable nature of wireless...



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  Reply # 736100 21-Dec-2012 17:11 Send private message

That sounds like a hassle, especially that I don't have any power tools and I'm not the greatest with hard material. Wireless does the trick for me, quicker. Guess I'll just buy a bridge or a PCI wireless adapter. Thanks for everyone's help!

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  Reply # 736101 21-Dec-2012 17:13 Send private message

How far away is your new computer?

As I see it the simplest option is simple a USB WiFi adapter for your PC. You can easily pick one of these up for ~$20, less if you're willing to wait a few weeks for delivery.



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  Reply # 736103 21-Dec-2012 17:18 Send private message

Well my PC is in my room, probably 10 meters away from the router.

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