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Topic # 173220 15-May-2015 12:11
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I have Spark VDSL at home with a Huawei HG630b modem/router. I want to increase the range of my wifi and I have another identical modem sitting around. So how do I connect the second modem to repeat the signal? It has bridge mode but I have no idea how to set everything up.

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  Reply # 1305768 15-May-2015 13:07
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Yes please would like to know this as well.




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  Reply # 1305877 15-May-2015 15:12
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connect the second device to a computer and log in, this should be completely separate to you current network to avoid issues

On the first device, the one connected to the internet, check your DHCP scope, make sure there is space for a static IP for the second device.

change IP address to something different to the first one, i like a static address as it avoids potential issues
remove any DHCP scope, and disable DHCP on the second device.
set up the wifi on the second device to have the same SSID and and password as the first device, you can choose a different wifi channel though. 1 6 and 11 are the channels that should be used.

plug cable into LAN port on first device and LAN port on second device and you should be good to go

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/networking/convert_wifi_router_to_access_point.htm
near the bottom is a pre written guide

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1305924 15-May-2015 16:04
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Is there a way to do it wirelessly? Or does there have to be an Ethernet cable from one to the other?

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  Reply # 1305930 15-May-2015 16:10
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Wireless needs either repeater mode on the remote one or WDS on both of them. While the hardware may support it, that sort of thing is normally stripped out of ISP firmware varients so they dont have people screwing with them and expecting support.

A cable between will give better performance in anycase, so if you can do that then I would recommend that.

Im not familiar enough with the huawai range to know what they support but someone else will be able to say if you can do it on them.

Otherwise a cheap wireless repeater would be your best bet if you cant get it working on the huawei. PB have heaps of various ones, but performance will suck even more than wifi already does.




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  Reply # 1305974 15-May-2015 16:56
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wwesocks: Is there a way to do it wirelessly? Or does there have to be an Ethernet cable from one to the other?

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Andrew 


if you are doing it that way you severely restrict wifi performance. and like Rich said your devices need to support this and as there is not a lot of info on them who knows if they do or not





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  Reply # 1305994 15-May-2015 17:52
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Okay thanks for the help. The modem I have does support it. I found that out from the Spark website. The weakest signal strength I get is about 70% strength it's not worth running an Ethernet cable or slowing down the performance or screwing anything up then.

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  Reply # 1314451 30-May-2015 08:22
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Hi, Further to having a second modem for wifi are you able to use the same second modem to hard wire a TV or laptop? To get maximum speed to stream movies. Cheers.

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  Reply # 1314698 30-May-2015 16:42
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mikebzman: Hi, Further to having a second modem for wifi are you able to use the same second modem to hard wire a TV or laptop? To get maximum speed to stream movies. Cheers.



If you mean Network cable between both modems + another network cable from 2nd modem to TV. Then yes it will work. Only use the LAN ports for the cables. Not the WAN ones.





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