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# 14088 14-Jun-2007 10:19
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I'm trying to boost an existing wireless singal by plugging in my other wireless router at the other end of the house?  I have set it in bridging mode and a few other things, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

Can this be done in this way?  Are there some tutorials somewhere on how to do this?

I'm using a Belkin wireless router, trying to boost the signal originally from a Linksys Wireless router

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  # 74630 14-Jun-2007 11:07
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Bridging  mode is essentially client mode, ie it bidges layer2 traffic from the wired ethernet port to the air interface that must connect to a AP. To do what you want you need to have an AP that wupports WDS (Wireless Distribution Mode). I dont believe many of the Belkins do, however the one that Mauricio pointed to does.

You may find it easier to run a lan cable from the first AP to the second and run them both as AP's, you will get better throughput aswell. Repeating/Extending/WDS mode halfs the throughput, if you just run them as wired linked APs then they retain there 54Mb/s. Dont forget to set each AP regardless of however you set them up 6ch appart to stop interference problems



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  # 74653 14-Jun-2007 12:31
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thanks guys for clarifying this.

will have a look what to do when i get home.

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  # 74718 14-Jun-2007 20:06
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Depending on the Belkin models you're using, you may be able to flash OpenWRT or DD-WRT to your routers. OpenWRT and DD-WRT are Linux-based alternative firmwares, that are more stable and provide much more functions (such as WDS) than the original firmwares. As they come with a GUI, you don't need Linux skills at all for configuration.
However both will only run on certain routers:

router: AVM Fritz!Box Fon 7390 with Huawei K3765 USB modem attached as GSM voice gateway
VoIP-providers: | (German DID) | (British DID) | (Swiss DID)
connection: 100/5 MBit/s (DOCSIS 3.0)
mobile devices: Huawei P6 | Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM | Huawei: E5832, E1762, K3715, K3765 | Qualcomm Gobi 2000 in Sony VAIO VPC-Z12X9E/X

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