DSA-3100 can't work with a repeater.
Posted on 2006-03-29
I am attempting to create a free wireless network in my town's CBD and need to use some repeaters. I am using a d-link DSA-3100 as the login point and works fine with one AP. Below is dlinks response to the problem I get when adding a repeater.
I am looking for a way to get around the limitations of the DSA-3100, maybe a way to spoof the MAC address of the DWL900AP? Maybe something entirely different that I can't see. Look forward to hearing your ideas. Ideally any solution will incorporate the DSA-3100 and the 2x DWL-900APs that I already own.
Sorry the DSA-3100 is the only hotspot product that we have.
The DFL series has user authentication but it is not as advanced as the DSA-3100.
Also to login you need to manual enter in the login page IP each time. The DFL products also don’t have the logs like the DSA-3100.
The problem is that the DSA-3100 Authenticates and matches to the MAC address, the technology can support the MAC address of the access point as this is the first hope. Unfortunately it does not support the 2nd hope (being the repeater).
Sorry this is a hardware limitation in the DSA-3100.
If you where to use the DI-624M MIMO router just as an access point this product in some cases can increase the distance.
If you disable DHCP on this router it should work fine with the DSA-3100"