This wireless base station has worked fine and now, for some reason, even though it says it's connected when I check my network connections on my desktop computer, my laptop will receive a very weak connection or no connection to it at all. I'm not sure why, suddenly, this occurred but any assistance would be appreciated.
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You need to perform MAC Address Cloning. Make sure the physical connection is fine. From modem to internet port of router, from pc to port 1 of the router as well. Now open the admin page of your router and look for MAC Address Clone settings. You have to enable it and click on Clone. Save the settings and power cycle your device for 1 minute.
You'll needing to access the configuration page of the router? if you are using a router on the network. The IP address (Example 192.168.0.1) under on the advance tab you will a port forwarding to open the ports of the MN-500 wireless base station.
Note: you'll needing to call your wireless base station manufacturer to gather the ports to open on the router.
Entry Level Extenders (or by their real technological name Repeaters) are chipset dependent and therefore guaranteed to work with Hardware of the same Brand.
You can try to build your Own Extender. Buy two Access Points (AP) one of them has to be able to be configured as Client. Configure the client AP to communicate to the MN-700 and then plug the second AP to it and configure it as a regular AP.
Put the concoction in the middle of the way between the MN-700 and the
Doing such an arrangement might cost a little more, and be a little
bulky. On the other hand it would not cut the bandwidth into Half as
Otherwise may be this can Help.
Extending Distance: http://www.ezlan.net/Distance.html
Wireless Bridging: http://www.ezlan.net/bridging
Wireless Segregation: http://www.ezlan.net/shield.html
do this to change from routing mode to bridging mode, which allows your MN-500 to act as a wireless access point.
Important: If you follow the procedures I've listed below instead of the procedures documented in the MN-500 User Guide, you will not lose the ability to administer the MN-500. This will give you the ability to change the SSID, channel, and encryption key if needed without performing a factory reset of the base station and starting from scratch.
1. While logged into the BSMT, click the Local Area Network link and access the Settings page.
2. Change the IP address from the default (192.168.2.1) to another IP in the same range and set the DHCP server to disabled using the list. Click Apply. In the example shown above, I've changed the IP to 192.168.2.252. Wait for all lights to turn green on the base station.
3. Open the BSMT again using the new IP. Use your Web browser and navigate to http://192.168.2.252 and enter your password if prompted. You will not be able to open the BSMT from the Microsoft Broadband Networking Utility (BNU).
4. Click Security, and then click Network Mode.
5. Click Bridging mode, and then click Apply.
6. Disconnect your computer from the MN-500 but do not disconnect the power from the MN-500 because it may take several minutes for the hardware to restart in access point (bridging) mode.