I've got a few questions about using wireless repeaters / range extenders.
My brother lives in a two storey house in Sydney. He has TPG naked ADSL2+ broadband, which came with a NetComm NB6Plus4W modem/router. The router is located on the 2nd floor. He gets very poor wifi on the ground floor.
He has an old Netgear DG834G router that we would like to use as a wireless repeater.
The primary IP address (homepage of the router) of the NetComm router is 192.168.1.1
The primary IP address of the Netgear router is 192.168.0.1
So NetComm has a subnet of "1"
and Neatgear has a subnet of "0"
I would like to change the subnet of the Netgear router to match that of the NetComm, but it will not let me.
I am attempting to follow the instructions given here for using wireless repeaters:
However, with just one wireless repeater being used rather than two as indicated in the above PDF.
Obviously, since I cannot get the above devices to use the same subnet, I cannot navigate to the Netgear homepage of 192.168.0.1.
Do I need to use routers of the same brand and model to extend my brother's wifi, or will the above two devices do it for me?
Can I enable WPA2 between these two routers (they both support it individually)?
Would we be better off just to buy one adsl2+ modem/router with a much more powerful wifi signal (any suggestions)?