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Author Topic: Cant set Dlink DIR 505 as repeater cause my standard wifi network is not showing  (Read 12979 times)

miroslav_s

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Hello,
I have a DIR 505 and want to use it in the repeater mode with my wireless modem (Dlink dir 855). I want to connect Dir 505 to my laptop and mobile phone which I use out in the garden and so need to extend my modem's range. My current wifi network is working just fine.
I connected the DIR 505 to the wall socket and can enter the http://dlinkrouter/Wizard_AP.htmpage (192.168.0.1) so that I can customize it and set it up to work as repeater.
When I am promt to choose “Select Configuration Method” I choose Manual and then the scanning is on looking for available wifi network and here is where the problem comes. My wifi network is not on the list. Why!?  Both my Dlink dir 855 which I use to connect on the internet and Dlink DIR 505 are in the same room so distance cannot be the problem why DIR 505 is not seeing my wifi network. Here on this link  http://prntscr.com/8rbof3 my wifi network and all the others.
Where or what am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!
Miro
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FurryNutz

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Link>Welcome!

  • What Hardware version is your routers? Look at sticker under the routers case.
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded on each router? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?

What wireless modes are you using the 855 router?
What security modes are you using on the 855?
Is the SSID hidden by chance?
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miroslav_s

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•   What Hardware version is your routers? Look at sticker under the routers case.
Dlink DIR 855 hardware version:     A2              , dlink DIR 505 hardware version:  A1

•   Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded on each router? Found on the routers web page under status.
Dlink DIR 855 firmware version: 1.24EU         Dlink DIR 505 firmware version: 1.06

•   What region are you located?
I am located in Serbia/Europe

What wireless modes are you using the 855 router?   
What security modes are you using on the 855?
See the link regarding answer for the first two questions : http://prntscr.com/8rcyyw
Is the SSID hidden by chance?  No, my SSID iz not hidden , I can see my wifi network when I want to connect to is with my mobile or when my friend come over
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FurryNutz

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Try setting channel 1, 6 11 or 13 on the 855.
Disable WISH and WPS on the 855 router
Disable WPA security as a quick test on the 855. Then scan again on the 505. Can it see the SSID then? Reenable WPA and try WPA2/AES Only.
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Cable: 1Gb/50Mb>NetGear CM1200>DIR-882>HP 24pt Gb Switch. COVR-1202/2202/3902,DIR-2660/80,3xDGL-4500s,DIR-LX1870,857,835,827,815,890L,880L,868L,836L,810L,685,657,3x655s,645,628,601,DNR-202L,DNS-345,DCS-933L,936L,960L and 8000LH.

miroslav_s

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Try setting channel 1, 6 11 or 13 on the 855:   http://prntscr.com/8rdz7m  ,   http://prntscr.com/8rdyvc
Disable WISH and WPS on the 855 router:  http://prntscr.com/8re1a1 , http://prntscr.com/8re2or
Disable WPA security as a quick test on the 855. Then scan again on the 505. Can it see the SSID then?
http://prntscr.com/8re3cy , Did the scan again on the Dlink Dir 505 and YES my wifi network came up http://prntscr.com/8re4nb
Reenable WPA and try WPA2/AES Only.    http://prntscr.com/8re5ua  ,   http://prntscr.com/8re60t
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS finally!  God bless you!!! Thank you very much. Could not have done this without you.

But I need to ask you : what is the best option when using Dir 505 as Repeater. To set its name the same as my wifi network (Use the same Wi-Fi Network Name for the Extended Network )or to put another name (Give your Extended Wi-Fi network a name.)?
Once again thank you and best regards to you
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Glad you got it working.

Try either mode and see what works best for you.
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Cable: 1Gb/50Mb>NetGear CM1200>DIR-882>HP 24pt Gb Switch. COVR-1202/2202/3902,DIR-2660/80,3xDGL-4500s,DIR-LX1870,857,835,827,815,890L,880L,868L,836L,810L,685,657,3x655s,645,628,601,DNR-202L,DNS-345,DCS-933L,936L,960L and 8000LH.