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samhail

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Wireless repeater functionality?
« on: January 19, 2019, 02:01:55 PM »

Hi All,

I'm find it hard to confirm online before I make a purchase.
Can someone confirm whether there is wireless repeater functionality on this model?
I want to have two wireless routers at either end of the house and be able to use the closer router when I'm online.
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 05:11:53 PM »

It doesn't.

If you need wifi at one end of the house from the main host router, I would recommend getting to a a DAP that can Extend wireless signals to that portion of the house:
http://us.dlink.com/product-category/home-solutions/connect/access-points-range-extenders-and-bridges/
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 02:21:28 AM »

Cool thanks... and amazon are having a deal on them today:) that works out well.

I am going to be connecting the two rooms with CAT6 cable anyway, as I want to do gaming on the PC in the far room.
If I plug a cable into the Ethernet point on the AC1200 (for example) can I use the "Built-in Access Point Mode" so have the same SSID as the main router?

(link: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Extender-Broadband-Ethernet-TL-WA850RE/dp/B01N4I3YOB/ref=gbps_tit_s-4_7dfe_d0d558dd?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=f0110363-b410-4b20-a02e-ab660b6f7dfe&pf_rd_s=slot-4&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_i=gb_main&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=Z0MSWFNQJFM17K6MT0XP&th=1)

It doesn't.

If you need wifi at one end of the house from the main host router, I would recommend getting to a a DAP that can Extend wireless signals to that portion of the house:
http://us.dlink.com/product-category/home-solutions/connect/access-points-range-extenders-and-bridges/
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 09:55:35 AM »

Just follow this if you want to use a router as a AP:
Turning a router into an AP.
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 02:03:33 PM »

Thanks for that... I'm not able to follow that link though, get the error
"The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you."

It's the same error I got when I tried to goto the 2nd link in the welcome message that you sent when I joined.

How can I get access to it?


Just follow this if you want to use a router as a AP:
Turning a router into an AP.
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 02:24:51 PM »

Try that link again...
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 02:29:48 PM »

Yep, can access it now thanks.

That's the setup I currently have except for the same SSID on the routers, add never understood how the mobile would switch to the closer root. I suppose I'll just try it out.

I need to upgrade the wireless router to GB internet anyway.

Thanks all
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 02:34:57 PM »

Switching will be the devices duty for the most part.
I some cases you may need to give a different SSID name and same PW and see how things go. Also be sure to set manual channels and channels should be farthest away from each other.
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 02:39:00 PM »

I've had different SSIDs up to now which is a pain, half way through a VoIP call I notice in on the wrong WiFi.
These are Netgear routers which appear to have a wireless repeater functionality built in, so was seeing what is on the market now.

Yeah... I logged in and changed the channel recently, thinking that on was on the wrong channel, and mistakenly put it in the same channel add the main router, the girlfriend and I were sitting at the WiFi because it was dropping every 2 min... Oops 🤣

Nice one, thanks.
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2019, 02:55:23 PM »

How big is the home? SqFt?

Possible you might want to consider getting in to a COVR (mesh) wifi system and save the hassle of configuring multiple APs.  ;)
http://us.dlink.com/product-category/home-solutions/connect/whole-home-wi-fi/
http://us.dlink.com/products/connect/covr-ac3900-whole-home-wi-fi-system/
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2019, 03:20:52 AM »

OK, I'll look into those mesh devices, that Covr product doesn't appear to be available in UK/Ireland so i'll see what they have. Thanks.
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Re: Wireless repeater functionality?
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2019, 06:29:24 AM »

Well they are listed on D-Link UK site, so they are supported over there.
https://eu.dlink.com/uk/en/for-home/whole-home-wifi

Theres also the P2502 system as well.

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