Solved

Setting up a wireless Bridge or Repeater

Posted on 2008-10-14
2
1,402 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
I'm trying to help out a friend with his wireless setup and we've come up to this problem.

He recently got Verizon DSL. So verizon brought him and GT704WG Wireless DSL Modem/Router.

Now the problem is that we want to be able to get the wireless signal to reach and be strong in all parts of the house. The wireless signal from the GT704WG is not that great. So i want to setup a wireless bridge or set up a repeater. Which one would be better and what product can i buy that will work with the GT704WG. The reason i ask which one will be compatible with the GT704WG is because i know that linksys products that can bridge or act as repeaters are only compatible with other linksys products. I've tried the linksys range extenders and better antennas, but non of those work.

Thanks for the help
0
Comment
Question by:jkpc21
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:xperttech
ID: 22712858
I believe you are looking for an Access Point (AP) if you want to go simple in this solution. Your AP would have a different name (SSID) from the GT704WG. It is possible for the new AP to broadcast the same name and the client would simply pickup the stronger signal (not so elegant solution, but I have done this).
Now, if you want to setup bridging and features like meshed wireless saturation, where the client can be handed over from AP to AP without droping connections (more like cell towers), then you need to probably disable the wireless features of the GT704WG and insert your own APs.
For the AP purpose, depending on the supporting technologies, 802.11a, 802.11b. 802.11g or 802.11n. You can look into NETGEAR. They've never failed me.
For the advanced features you can check out http://www.proxim.com/
Hope this helps!
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
jkpc21 earned 0 total points
ID: 22869342
Nothing worked with the verizon device, so i a couple of linksys routers and ap's and set them up for my friend. Now everything works
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

MAC Filtering: MAC filtering is like handing a list of names to a doorman. If someone comes to the door and mentions a name, this name is checked by the doorman on his list and granted or denied access by this. This means that if someone menti…
With the purchase of CloudCommand by Comcast customers are left in a bind as subscriptions expire and render the AP's disabled. The following will explain how to flash your Ubiquiti AP's with CloudCommand firmware back to Ubiquiti firmware. HOWTO…
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question