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kargo27:
Yeah, I understand.  I'm finally done with mine.  I have a wireless print server that is finicky and tricky to set up.  I just spent about an hour getting it to work.

RP:

--- Quote from: FurryNutz on August 12, 2011, 06:46:01 AM ---Curious why you are expecting and update?
There a problem?

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Yes, there is, the wireless of DIR-657 is unstable (though much better than WRT610N I replaced). I also use WRT610N and WRT54GS in a bridge mode to improbe the stability of the wireless but it continues to drop off every hour or so. My wireless is set to mixed (G and N) , auto channel, WPA2/AES security, QOS enabled. The distance between the main router DIR-657 and WRT610N and WRT54GS is 10-15 feets (one floor) only. Any suggestions how to make it more stable?

FurryNutz:
Would be possible that your other 2 routers and other WiFi routers in the near by vacinity could be a cause of the drop outs. All these routers are trying to vye for channels and and trying to automatically find them is probably causing the dropouts as the routers are having to probably change channel to maintain and keep the signal quality going well. I would turn off ALL Wireless devices to test except for the 657. Turn off all QoS options on the 657 router. Set single mode G to test for a while and see if you get any drop outs while connecting to one wireless device of your choice. Then try testing Mixed G and N again with one wireless device of your choice. See if it exhibits the same drop out with out any other WiFi online. Then bring up the rest of the wireless devices for testing, not the WRT devices. Make sure all other wifi devices work well.

Another thing to try is to use InSSIDer application to see who else is near by in regards to channel availability.

If you are going to use the WRT devices, you might need to manually set channels on them so everything won't conflict or fight for channel availability.

Let us know now it goes with just the 657 by itself for now.



--- Quote from: RP on August 15, 2011, 04:13:29 PM ---Yes, there is, the wireless of DIR-657 is unstable (though much better than WRT610N I replaced). I also use WRT610N and WRT54GS in a bridge mode to improbe the stability of the wireless but it continues to drop off every hour or so. My wireless is set to mixed (G and N) , auto channel, WPA2/AES security, QOS enabled. The distance between the main router DIR-657 and WRT610N and WRT54GS is 10-15 feets (one floor) only. Any suggestions how to make it more stable?

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RP:
thank you FurryNutz

Would you recommend me another (not expensive) D-link router I could use as a client bridge (with DIR-657) in the other two locations at home. I assume here that if all the routers are from d-link they will work better together. I know that the factory firmware doesn't usually offer client bridge option, but i could use ddwrt firmware if the router supports it.
My goals is to have stable wireless connection to be able to watch HD movies stored on a DiskStation that is LAN wired to Dir-657 (main router) and then wirelessly to two (bridge) routers which are LAN wired to TVs in different rooms. Is this configuration reasonable in terms of reliability or there are better alternatives? The price doesn't matter so much anymore because the drop offs have been such a pain for the last month or so. The distance between the main router and the TVs is within 15 feets (one floor).

Thank you for your support

FurryNutz:
Bridging routers is really not a great option as these routers are meant for stand alone operation and use. I would recommend checking out actual Access Point devices in which you could use for bridging as they more more designed to run in this operation. Also having alot of wifi routers in close proximity also can introduce wifi problems and interferences. I really would recommend trying out some relay or extending devices that will help get the wireless signal to where you need it to go rather than trying to do patch work with routers.

There are DAPs that Dlink sells, no experience as of yet. I would check out the forums and ask around to see if anyone there has some good info on them and there uses. There is one guy in the 825 forum that posted information about a 1watt AP that seems to work well for him. It's not Dlink however most OEM WiFi are not 1watt broadcasting, This one is and seems to work well. Talk to Patrick533. send him a PM.

Let us know how it goes.

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