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If I set up a chain of a few wireless access point as repeaters, do they need to be on the same channel as the AP they are repeating the signal from or do they need to be on a different channel as if I was setting it up as an AP?
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Must be the same
The channel must be on the same channel as the "central" AP channel.
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Ampranti is correct - if you set an AP as a repeater it doesn't matter what channel you set it to use; it will always use the channel that the main AP uses.

Just a note on repeating: For every AP you add to the chain you halve the available bandwidth.  So if a client connects to the first repeater in the chain you could get a maximum of around 12Mbps, but if you connect to the third repeater (so the fourth AP) in the chain you could only achieve around 3Mbps.  Those figures are on an extremely good day too...
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Any way you can wire the additional access points via ethernet cable instead of having them act as repeaters?
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