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Wireless access point between 2 X Cisco RV110W

Posted on 2014-12-14
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Hi All,

goal :  
i have a Cisco RV110W for external wireless in my floor and i would like to extend with an access point

so i bought an additional Cisco RV110W (same switch)  so i can extend the wireless range and i have few questions regarding configuration

Primary-  Cisco-Main that is connected to ADSL (currently working fine with ssd "wireless" and ip range of DHCP is 10.10.10.1-254 /24
Secondery -Cisco-AP that should be connected to the primary on the same network (can even be the same ssid)

configuration :

in the Cisco -AP

1. should be with the same DHCP or no DHCP at all
2. should it be with the same ssid?
3. should i only enable the primary be a repeater ?
4. should Hertz / channels be the same or different ?

what should be the process for connecting the AP to the main cisco
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by:masnrock
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One the primary AP, you need to go to Wireless > WDS. Then check the box to allow the signal to be repeated. If you choosr manual below that, you will need to enter in the MAC address if the second AP.

The second AP should be configure into repeated mode, which should turn off DHCP. The SSID should be the same (this is the point of being a repeater), you might not get a choice on the channel.  If you can make it different do so, but if not, you should be okay.
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by:Tufin
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Hi Thanks for you answer i think i found the configuration that i missed :(

you said "The second AP should be configure into repeated mode,"

how do i set the second AP as a repeated mode?
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Weird. I'm looking at Cisco's own documentation, which actually does not clarify anything, which could mean that the RV110W is not meant to be used as a repeater. That said, the most feasible option appears to be to exchange your second unit for a repeater. I have also seen some discussions citing that those can be put into a repeater mode, but given that Cisco's own documentation does not mention it, you might be better off contacting them to see if it is even possible.

My advice: Buy a repeater, or at least a router that can be configured as one. Given how makers tend to do odd things, I would recommend to make sure you buy a Cisco (mixing brands can work, but not always).
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