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Thread: WiFi range extenders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fattima View Post
    Presume you grabbed the Wavlink one goingbush linked to?
    Have you got it set correctly to be a repeater and not an access point or router? Also check that you have both channels (2.4 and 5) setup.
    Yes thats important, set the switch on the side to repeat, I just set 2.4 on mine & its works fine , Press the Link button on repeater then go press the link button on your modem , the setup is automatic .

    If you don't have the magic wifi link button on your modem you have to set up the old fashioned way.

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    Well success at last .The range extender needed to be about in the middle with about 35 meters either way,not practical with no power or shelter so made up a 80m cat 5 cable and run it accross the ground with the extender in the shed in access mode sucess! .As we had 5 old routers and just the one extender I decided to try a router which worked perfect. With a redundant underground telephone cable in a 3/4" conduit we pulled the cat5 cable and a spare thru to the shed and hooked it up and **** **** **** nothing .3 routers later and Bingo Many thanks to all

    Noel

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    A much better way of doing it!

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    I remember reading a calc about V drop on ethernet cables,, now where was that...
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