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Wireless AP Bridge Repeater Mode on a Hawking equipment

Posted on 2010-11-30
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I have a Hawking HOWABN1 that I set up in AP Bridge Repeater mode to extend my existing D-Link DIR-8

With a wired connection i went to the HOWABN1 configuration settings and set it in AP Bridge Repeater mode.

Did the site survey put in the current access point SSID and password. So far so good

Then I unplugged the HOWABN1 from the switch .

Open up a computer and saw WIFI Main ( which in my case would be the D-Link DIR8 wireless router)
And I also saw WIFI Zone 1 ( which is the devices SSID that should be repeating the signal of WIFI Main)

When I connected to WIFI Zone 1 it ask me for password ok no problem there.

The problem is that after that it couldn't obtain an ip address and when it did it couldn't get a full gateway or DNS info.
All it got was an ip of some weird scheme of 192.253.1.244 something like that.

What am I doing wrong here.

I tried Hawking support but its horable
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I do not have experience with the Hawking product so I can not comment specifically.
My experience with other setups is that best results will happen when using one manufacture.
I have also found better results using separate wireless to bridge two networks and then use separate AP for the wireless needs.
Building A Network  --- Wireless bridge  == == === == == == Wireless bridge -- Building B Network (wireless in b)
This can be a big help in diagnosing connection and bandwidth problems.  Plug a laptop into the network on building B and if you can connect to A then any wireless client problems in B are with the AP and not the bridged connection.

Have you sent the Hawking stuff back, or are you still trying to get it to work?
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Sent it back read reviews and should have listens to them
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