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Topic # 66823 24-Aug-2010 11:53
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Hi All

I would like to increase the broadcast distance of this router.

Can someone please suggest a suitable B/G/N capable AP to do this?


Thanks
Shane

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Wannabe Geek

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  Reply # 372044 24-Aug-2010 12:22
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These models dont seem to support WDS so you'll need a 'universal repeater', these simply associate to the SSID like a client would & repeats the signal. You will lose 50% of you available wireless bandwidth with any type of repeating & a potential downside of universal repeater mode is that all ip addresses behind the repeater have spoofed MAC addresses i.e. the mac address of the repeater. Not usually a problem if you are just browsing the web etc...

So in answer to your question... any AP that supports 'universal repeater' mode (I am biased as I work for a distributor so wont make any specific model or brand suggestions).

Hope that helps,

Byron

 



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  Reply # 378104 9-Sep-2010 08:23
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Thanks Byron.

I guess my over riding thought is if I should stick with Cisco or consider any branded AP? Gut tells me that keeping one brand all the way through is logical so far as compatibility and configuration goes, but as you know, Cisco is higher priced.

I appreciate you don't want to be compromised regarding brand Byron - however I'm happy to receive suggestions as to possible models I could use from you or anyone else.

Thanks all, this is a great forum!

Shane

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