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Author Topic: DAP-1155 as a relay or a repeater or an extender  (Read 5094 times)

ashraf_sabry_m

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DAP-1155 as a relay or a repeater or an extender
« on: September 14, 2015, 12:02:07 AM »

I have a Wireless N 150 Bridge/Access Point (DAP-1155) unit that I want to use to provide better wifi coverage to the distant places in my house.

- I tried configuring it to use the Access Point mode, and gave it the same configurations as my wireless router (SSID, security, etc.) and it appeared that there must be a wired ethernet connection between the DAP-1155 and the router for this setup to work, otherwise the two wireless networks will be separate. I can't provide this wired connection. Why can't the two access points communicate wirelessly?

- I tried the bridge mode, but it seems that it only bridges devices connected to the LAN ports of the DAP-1155 to the outer WLAN, which is not what I want.

Are there any other alternatives? Or just I bought the wrong device and should have just bought a repeater?


Thanks and regards.
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Re: DAP-1155 as a relay or a repeater or an extender
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 07:01:18 AM »

Link>Welcome!

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

This model DAP does not support repeating features. You'll need to find a model that supports this feature.
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Re: DAP-1155 as a relay or a repeater or an extender
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 12:05:02 PM »

Thanks for the quick reply.
  • My hardware version is A1
  • My firmware version is 1.01 , 20 Jan 2012
  • I'm in Egypt
Maybe I won't be able to achieve the repeating functionality strictly as I bought the wrong device, but I just want to achieve good wireless internet coverage in my house without creating a wired connection between the router and the access point.
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Re: DAP-1155 as a relay or a repeater or an extender
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 12:21:03 PM »

Need a DAP that supports repeating:
http://www.dlinkmea.com/site/index.php/site/products/75/19/repeaters?product_category_id=83

If you want to go this way. You can set up the current DAP for wired connected and use it as a 2ndary AP.
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Re: DAP-1155 as a relay or a repeater or an extender
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 01:08:45 PM »

Maybe I'll buy one of this devices if I repeat this setup in another house.
But for now I'm just wondering about the lack of the ability of connecting two APs wirelessly. I saw some people on the internet saying that it can be done but will degrade performance (for example this answer http://superuser.com/a/122508/289696).

Is this something imposed by a standard, or a feature differing from vendor to vendor?
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Re: DAP-1155 as a relay or a repeater or an extender
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 01:57:37 PM »

Can be a standard. Most any repeater will degrade some performance since it has to pick up an connect to a wireless signal, take in the data, then re-broadcast a new signal and data.
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Re: DAP-1155 as a relay or a repeater or an extender
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 10:09:31 PM »

Is there any way to enable WDS like described here (http://www.wirelessnwifi.com/wds)?
Although the firmware upgrade I did added some new features to the "Advanced wireless" page, but WDS is not of them.
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Re: DAP-1155 as a relay or a repeater or an extender
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 06:24:37 AM »

If WDS is not in the features then it's not supported.
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