wireless router, wireless access point

wireless router, wireless access point

Post by tylerkeric » Sun, 15 Aug 2004 10:54:29


Ok,

I just moved into a ba *** t apartment and they have a wireless
network setup, which I am using. I have been having problems using the
internet connection because our ba *** t apartment is a little too far
from their wireless router and the signal is very weak. We lose the
wireless signal very frequently.

I have a D-Link wireless router that I have been using previous to our
move here. I want to know if I can use my wireless router as an access
point. I just want my router to pass on the information from the
upstairs router onto my wireless card without having to hardwire the
two wireless routers. I know the router technology is superior to the
access point technology so I assume it can be done. I just don't want
to fork out the money to buy an access point if I can use my router
instead.

By the way, it's a D-Link model number DI-614+. Other additional
information on the bottom of the router that may be helpful; H/W: B1
F/W: 2.18

TIA

Tyler
 
 
 

wireless router, wireless access point

Post by cw » Mon, 16 Aug 2004 07:34:49


XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Tyler) wrote in


What you are looking for is a wireless access point that you can run in
repeater mode. I don't think the DI-614+ can run as a repeater though from
looking at the manual. You might want to try upgrading the firmware as
sometimes new firmwares add extra functionality. The AP we run at home
gained repeater mode after an upgrade.

Bear in mind that if the signal is poor in your apartment, having your
access point running there will not make much difference. You would be best
seeing if you could safely situate a repeater partway between the main
access point and your appartment.

A copy of the manual for your access point is here, though the link will
wrap:

ftp://ftp.dlink.co.uk/di_broadband_gateways/di-614+_rev_bx/di-614
+_man_v070502.zip


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Colin
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wireless router, wireless access point

Post by paul_dunle » Sat, 21 Aug 2004 05:42:30

Don't get too cauhgt up in the SW element of the boxes, you should
really look into the antenna they're using first. Most AP's ship with
a very basic antenna that is usually pretty ... well, basic! Look at
adding an omni-directional antenna with higher range on the existing
AP if possible.

You can muck around with different access points & configs all you
want but if the antennas you use are not up to scratch you'll always
have problems!

Good luck with it!
 
 
 

wireless router, wireless access point

Post by tylerkeric » Sun, 22 Aug 2004 07:45:14

Ok, so I looked in the manual Colin pointed out to me to see if there
was anything I could do to turn it into a repeater. Like he said, it
doesn't look like it will, and the firmware updates he was talking
about don't do anything to turn it into a repeater either (or repeater
mode for that matter). The high range antenna is a good idea, but
will it still work with a wireless router connected to a wireless
router?

Tyler