I am using the Belkin N1 wireless router. Is it possible to uses 2 range extenders to get a connection around corners? Or, is it possible to use 2 Belkin N1 wireless routers for the same purpose. I am trying to get a connection through approx. 6 walls. I get a faint connection, which goes in and out using the Belkin with a range extender (Linkseys). Do you know of any other setup that may work? WindowsXP, superpack 2 Thanks for any help that you may give me.
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You can Convert the Router as an Access Point But your Wireless Modem Should Be Hard wired to router. But if your Router has an wireless Bridge Option in it you can Convert it as an Range Extender. Check For the Wireless Bridging Feature on your Router or Please Post your Router's Model Number Here. I Will Be Glad to Help you out... :)
You have to set your Router toward the edge of your network's current range limit
Then you have to install and navigate to the Admin Panel of the Router (if already installed, skip the installations option). Use a browser. IP Address would be http://192.168.0.1.
Click on the "LAN Settings" (Below "LAN Setup"). Now you have to have the Number of Devices which you are going to connect to the Network.
Click inside the text box for the wireless router's IP address at the center of the screen. Delete the last number in the IP address. You have to Type in a number that is AT LEAST Number of Devices + 1. Lets say you are gonna connect 50 Devices. Then the Number = 51.
Now go to "DHCP Settings". Click on the option button "Turn Off".
Click on "DNS" below the "Internet WAN" title. Click on the "Disable Forwarding" option button.
Click on "Security" and Scroll down until you see "Port Forwarding". Remove each IP in the Text boxes. Find the option button "Gateway" and Click on it.
Click on the "Application Gateway" underneath the "Firewall". Click on the box which has the Label "Disable Firewall".
Click Apply and Ok.
Make sure you have a Strong Password for the Router. As you can see the Security is bit not tighten.
Generally the N standard rotuer do not require any Range Extender s. However if you are trying to use Range Extender with N router. You need to use G or B/G mode mixed, also you have to change the channel from Auto (as in Linksys Router,not sure about Belkin Router) 6 or 11, So that the Wireless connection can detect the Range Extender.
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This is a known problem with the Belkin N1 Vision Modem Router. The router keeps time by connecting to a Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) server every 2 hours. The solution is to go to www.belkin.com and download and install the pre-release firmware which is supposed to fix "A problem where the router could drop some connections on 2-hour intervals" among other things.
I have 2 x Belkin N1 vision dsl (cable) routers. One is connected fine with Virgin 20 meg broadband. Is it possible to use the other N1 vision router as a range extender up stairs to get better signal , without using any cat5 cabling ? I.e router-to-router
Temporarily plug in wire network cable into Dell and log into Dell.
1. Set wireless up the same as the Belkin. Save these settings.
2. Set WAN to "Static IP Address and give it an address about 25 higher than Belkin. (Belkin 18.104.22.168 - Del 192.168.0.26). Save these settings.
3. Disable DHCP and Save these settings.
Exit web browser and disconnect network cable. Restart your complete system, first the Belkin, then the Dell, then your computers.
This way, the Belkin is running and able to assign IP addresses to all that start after it.
It will not extend your wireless range. If you connect your spare Belkin F5D7633 to your Belkin F5D8631, one of them would have to be set to "bridge mode" or a pass through modem so that there will be no conflicts as to which modem will receive the ip address from the network. If you set your modem/router to bridge mode, it would disable its wireless function because it will only be a pass-through device.
If you want some tips on how to improve your wireless range, check out this site http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesstips.mspx. Hope this helps.
Wireless routers all use the same frequencies either in the 2.4gHz range for 802.11b, g, or n, and 5.4gHz for 802.11a networks. These frequencies both have a VERY low penetration (it's ability to go through objects) the quarter wavelength for a 2.4gHz signal is approx. half an inch. So that means anything that size will act as an antenna and absorb some of your signal.
Chances are you floors are made of concrete and this makes almost an impenetrable barrier for wireless. Top this off with the fact that the 2.4gHz spectrum is so over saturated with noise from other devices, and the fact that there are truly on 3 NON-overlapping channels that can be used, and that 802.11n will use 2 radios on 2 non-overlapping frequencies, and you now have a pretty good idea of why this setup will no work between floors.
I used to engineer and implement wireless networks for college campuses and large offices, and even in the best of conditions we would typically set AP's on 100ft centers. Wireless networks have to wait on the slowest connection to finish with transmission before they can go on servicing other connections. So one slow connection on the edge of your coverage range could actually have every adverse affect on everyone attached to that AP.
Some food for thought. I recommed a second AP hardwared to the LAN on the second floor at the very least, and I strongly recommend staying away from 802.11n unless you know there are no other wireless LANs in the area.
I had the same problem. My Belkin N1 Router was constantly dropping the WiFi connection (every few minutes). I tried several solutions I found on different forums:
Change the channel selection from Auto to a specific channel -- I tried all 13 channels, but no improvement.
Update the firmware to the latest (Beta) version -- still no improvement.
Finally I enabled "Protected Mode" and the connection seems fine now. Hope this helps, and good luck!