Wireless Repeater Troubleshooting
Posted on 2012-03-30
I have a two storied house, and upstairs I run a Zyxel WAP-3205 running the latest V1.00(BFR.6) firmware. The problem is that downstairs I have no decent signal, and so I added a second AP (Same model, same firmware) in universal repeater mode.
Initially the signal was much better but I am having ongoing issues with my devices not always picking up the downstairs repeater and so still having problems.
I have repeater mode enabled as I have no network point where I was to put the second AP.
The upstairs AP is set to "Access Point Mode" which I presume is correct, they both shouldn't be set to repeater mode.
What can I use to troubleshoot why my devices aren't always using the downstairs device even though it's much closer and produces much better speeds when it's working.
I am using a mix of N Android devices.
Running on Channel 5 (Changed this but it made no difference).
Using WPA2-PSK encryption.