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Author Topic: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L  (Read 449 times)

Pahoo Katawah

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Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« on: January 14, 2019, 01:17:01 PM »

I just received the dap and did a wps button connect, which appeared to be successful. However, all the devices appear to connect to the router and ignore the extender, even after they choose the extender for connection; at some point they revert back to the router. I'm talking in the neighborhood of 11-12 devices.
I would appreciate any help/suggestions. I do have time to return the extender for credit but fact is, I should "need" it!

Pahoo
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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 01:53:25 PM »

Your clients are responsible for selecting the best network. You may want to "forget" or remove the wifi network of the 895 router on your devices so it has to connect to the extender but if the clients are connecting to the router and you are not having any issues, you probably do not need the extender.

Note that extenders do not boost your wifi signal. There are 2 chips, 1 connects to your router, the other broadcasts the extenders wifi network for your clients. Doing this you lose bandwidth.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 01:55:24 PM by GreenBay42 »
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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 02:02:32 PM »

what is the distance between the DIR and the DAP? Feet?
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Pahoo Katawah

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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 11:19:37 AM »

what is the distance between the DIR and the DAP? Feet?

I thank both of you and Greenbay for your information! (I have been going crazy setting up new devices like doorbells, cameras, etc. which is why it took so long for me to respond).

The DAP is on the first floor not quite above the DIR in the basement. I'm not sure of the width of the area from ceiling downstairs to wood floor here but the diagonal from perpendicular could be up to 15 feet.

If I could, I would like to ask both of you a second question here, otherwise I'll begin a new Topic. I've had a device for a long time, called a CellSensor. There are several YouTube videos on it. Can I use it to verify the operation of the external antennas on a router or extender? It measures Cellular in mW/cm2 and/or Power (ELF) in milliGauss. If not, how would one go about verifying the operation of external antennas?

Both of these are connected issues. I had asked D-Link tech support if I should give the DAP the Highest priority in the QoS page of the DIR but they told me the free support expired two days earlier, on 12/31/18, and I needed to call for payed support. This has been my first chance to deal with these issues in the last four years due to a severe illness. Thankfully, I am better now.

I truly appreciate any help you can give me!
Thanks!
Peter
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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 12:14:10 PM »

I would try moving the DAP a bit farther away from the DIR router. The wifi coverage to have too much over lapping signals between the two. Try 20-30 feet and see.
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Pahoo Katawah

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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 02:43:12 PM »

I would try moving the DAP a bit farther away from the DIR router. The wifi coverage to have too much over lapping signals between the two. Try 20-30 feet and see.

OK, just did but my thumb hit the WPS button :P so had to do some running. Will check now.
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Pahoo Katawah

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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 02:59:23 PM »

Holy Mackrel!! 

Just went to TestMy.net using the iPad in a bedroom upstairs and clocked 97.9 Mbps download! NEVER saw that before with that device.

I'm going to shutdown this laptop and plug in a DWA-192, then reboot and set it to ac exclusively. Then, after disabling the built-in n adapter, do a re-boot and see which it connects to and run another speed test, then maybe manually connect to the opposite device and do the same thing.

 ;D ;D ;D
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Pahoo Katawah

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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 04:11:39 PM »

I just received the dap and did a wps button connect, which appeared to be successful. However, all the devices appear to connect to the router and ignore the extender, even after they choose the extender for connection; at some point they revert back to the router. I'm talking in the neighborhood of 11-12 devices.
I would appreciate any help/suggestions. I do have time to return the extender for credit but fact is, I should "need" it!

Pahoo

Thank you! This issue is now resolved. Please close it and ...

Thank You!
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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2019, 06:59:44 PM »

So what seem to fix this?
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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 11:19:26 AM »

So what seem to fix this?

Exactly what you suggested. I moved the Extender up a floor to one above the ground floor where there is a lot of web activity, while the Router remained where it was one below the ground floor, also a lot of web activity (actually, all floors have a lot of web activity totaling > 16-17 devices). In terms of angles, the Extender is directly above the Router.

Thanks again!
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Re: Interfacing the DAP-1860 to the DIR-895L (RESOLVED)
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2019, 12:41:34 PM »

Enjoy.  ;)
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