Tip & How-To about NetGear DG834G Router
If you have two of the below mentioned routers and would like to extend wireless network using repeating feature between the two then you can perform the below steps to configure wireless repeating between them.
Configuration of Wireless repeating between DG series router (Capable of WDS feature) like DG834Gv3, v4, v5, DG834N, DGN2000, DGND3300
The below steps should be performed on both the routers so as configure same wireless settings:
1. Open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).
2. Access the router, usually with http://192.168.0.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com.
3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that the Username and Password are case sensitive).
4. Click on Wireless Settings'(under Setup) from the left menu.
5. Change the network name SSID to NETGEAR123. Select security options as 'WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)'.
6. Set the 'Authentication Type' as automatic.
7. Set the 'Encryption Strength' as 64-bit.
8. In Key 1 type a 10 digit number.
9. Apply the settings.
Now perform the steps below on the first router say router A which connects to internet through ADSL line:
1. Click on Advanced Wireless Setting in the left hand side menu.
2. Check the option for Enable Wireless Bridging and Repeating
3. Select Repeater with Wireless Client Association and enter the MAC address of the router B.
4. Click Apply.
Now perform the same steps on router B and make sure to enter the MAC address of router A on step 3 above.
The above steps would help you with the configuration of wireless repeating feature between the two DG routers as mentioned initially. The only thing that you need to take care is that both the routers should be configured with same wireless settings.
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The reason why people use a Encore wireless repeater is because some wireless remote client computers are out of range from the main network's access point (wireless router), or the wireless client is in the dead spot or the device you want to share to the network have no wireless interface card.
The function of a wireless repeater is basically to extend the wireless signal coverage. Wireless repeater does not authenticate, screen, secure, connect to the internet, give IP address to clients, broadcast names, etc., these are the wireless router's job. Repeater only repeats what the main wireless router does to the wireless clients.
1. Hooking up hardware connections:
As of this moment your repeater is not connected to any router or network. It has to be configured further to be able to be connected to your current network and access point router.
3. Connecting your Repeater to your existing network access point or router:
If you are using Windows 7 and your existing access point security wireless is set to WPA2 (AES), make sure your Windows 7 wireless security type properties is set to WPA2-Personal. To check go to Windows 7 Wireless Network Connection, look for your REPEATER router, right-click on it then click Properties, check the settings in the "Security" tab.>
When checking the wireless site survey, you may see two routers with the same SSID (names), these are your Access Point and the REPEATER tied together. This also means you are within the reachable range of both Access point and REPEATER.
5. To check the Repeaters user interface
At this moment, the Repeater is invisible to any client. The client's IP address is drawn from the DHCP server most likely to be also your wireless router. Therefore the IP address of the repeater is also invisible to the clients. Follow steps below:
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