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Wi-Fi: Extending range of USR9106 router/ap using USR5450 ap.

Posted on 2005-05-15
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hey all,

Got myself a US Robotics 5450 access point to extend the range of my current wi-fi network running on a US Robotics 9106 router/access point.

What I believe I should be doing is setting up the 5450 as a repeater and pointing to the MAC of the 9106. I set both devices to the same channel (11), set the same SSID, disabled WEP (for now), and disabled any crap like the 5450's turbo options (125Mbit). I have also disabled DHCP on both devices to make sure it doesn't interfere.

What happens then is that my computers (laptop using MSI PCMCIA 802.11g card; desktop using MSI PCI 802.11b card) seem to see two sepparate devices with the same SSID.

When connected to one of the devices, it's not possible to ping the other.

The 5450s log says that is succesfully sets itself up in repeat mode with using the MAC of the 9106.

Basically, it ain't working, and I can't figure out why.

Any suggestions or insight?

Question by:Esulin
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Technicon-SG earned 1500 total points
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seeing 2 APs is normal...because you have 2...and they should have the same SSID

Curious as to what you can not ping?

If you could give a little more information

What are the IP addresses and subnets of all devices?
I assume that if you have dhcp turned off on both devices you have statically assigned addresses to everything.

Typically you should have DHCP turned on...on the Primary Router (Your 9106)...and the 5450 should be acting as a wireless bridge.

Also you should not be doing any MAC cloning with the routers/bridges as this will cause issues as well.

will wait for your post

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