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Netgear WG602

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Jamauk, 4 Feb 2006.

  1. Jamauk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,835

    Location: Oxford

    I currently have 2 of these access points, both connected through cables to the switch, I have 2 because of poor signal strength, what I am finding annoying is that the wireless network is for my laptop, however when I move from one location to another I have to connect to the other access point.

    What I am wondering is can it be setup so that the same signal is broadcast through both access points saving me the hassle of connecting to the nearest one. I have heard that they can be setup in repeater mode, however I have little knowledge of how to do this. Any help on achieving this type of setup would be appreciated.
     
  2. tolien

    Caporegime

    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    You're after some kind of WDS setup. Depends if the devices will support it.
     
  3. Jamauk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,835

    Location: Oxford

    I think I'll leave it then as it would involve changing the access points to ones that support WDS, from there it does seem to get expensive, especially considering the level of use it gets (most of the time I use the PC on the wired half of the network).

    I had heard that it was possible to setup access points similar to WDS by giving 2 of them the same name and setting one on channel 1 and the other one on channel 6, I tried this and as expected it didn’t work!

    I've been considering experimenting with the repeater mode, would this help me at all?