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My router is connected by ethernet to a remote Belkin F5D7130 access point.  I would like to extend the range of that network.  I have an extra access point, and a Belkin F5D7132 range extender.   Can I use either of these products to extend the range?  If so, which one would be preferable?   Would I assign the same IP address as the address of the existing access point?
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Hi if your AP supports bridging then you can use that. However if you have a range extender i would use that as a preference. Should be easy to configure. I use them and they work well
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Thank you.
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Sorry for a belated, additional question.  I'm ready to install the range extender.  It is Belkin F5D7312.  The access point whose range I wish to extend is a Belkin F5D7130, and here is my concern.  The access point is around 50 feet away from where the range extender will be located, and the access point is connected to my router via Ethernet.  The range extender will be much closer to my wireless router than it will be to the access point.  I want to extend the SSID of the access point, not the router.  I'm not sure how to keep the range extender from relating to the router instead of the access point.
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