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ENDelt260
02-05-2005, 04:54 PM
So, I found this device, WRE54G on the linksys site (http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=38&prid=629). It's essentially a wireless repeater. A handy little device, that I would have use for. Problem is, it's only compatible with routers WRT54G and WRT54GS. Anyone know if there's a similar device that would be compatible with a BEFW11S4?

|Zach|
02-05-2005, 04:55 PM
What does it do

ENDelt260
02-05-2005, 04:56 PM
What does it do
I guess "it's essentially a wireless repeater" doesn't mean much to you, eh?

|Zach|
02-05-2005, 04:57 PM
I guess "it's essentially a wireless repeater" doesn't mean much to you, eh?
No.

Calcountry
02-05-2005, 04:58 PM
I guess "it's essentially a wireless repeater" doesn't mean much to you, eh?It doesn't mean much to me, but I am a dum fuggin cashier. ;)

ENDelt260
02-05-2005, 04:59 PM
No.
Heh, allow me to copy and paste from the page I linked to.

Expand the range of your wireless network! The Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander is the easy way to increase the effective coverage of your wireless network.

Unlike adding a traditional access point to your network to expand wireless coverage, the Wireless-G Range Expander does not need to be connected to the network by a data cable. Just put it within range of your main access point or wireless router, and it "bounces" the signals out to remote wireless devices.

This "relay station" or "repeater" approach saves wiring costs and helps to build wireless infrastructure by driving signals into even those distant, reflective corners and hard-to-reach areas where wireless coverage is spotty and cabling is impractical. The Range Expander is perfect to help cover large areas in multi-story homes, warehouse environments, public spaces, wireless "Hot Spots", and outdoor venues -- anywhere you need extra coverage for your wireless network.

The Wireless-G Range Expander is compatible with the Linksys WAP54G Access Point, and both the WRT54G and WRT54GS Wireless Routers. It works with both Wireless-G and Wireless-B clients so you'll get the benefits of increased coverage, even with a mixed network.

So, expand your wireless network's effective coverage the easy way, with the Wireless-G Range Expander.

KCWolfman
02-05-2005, 05:33 PM
Just use four or five extension cords. That's what my grandfather did until his house burnt down.

ENDelt260
02-05-2005, 05:49 PM
Just use four or five extension cords.

How the hell am I gonna transmit data over those?

KCWolfman
02-05-2005, 05:52 PM
How the hell am I gonna transmit data over those?
Plug 'em in the wall and convert the other end to USB ports or Ethernet connections. I hear if you use USB ports you can leave the other end plugged in while you work.

|Zach|
02-05-2005, 05:52 PM
How the hell am I gonna transmit data over those?
Will power.

cdcox
02-05-2005, 05:56 PM
How big is your house? My wireless resides in the basement and I can get an "excellent" signal two floors up, or even outside on my deck. Heck I can even hang out on the Planet while I'm on the crapper. You setting up a neighborhood hot spot?

ENDelt260
02-05-2005, 05:57 PM
Plug 'em in the wall and convert the other end to USB ports or Ethernet connections. I hear if you use USB ports you can leave the other end plugged in while you work.
That doesn't sound right... but, ah, what the hell. I have health insurance.

Ari Chi3fs
02-05-2005, 06:27 PM
add these with the capabilities of www.sanswire.com

heh. cha-ching. $

XXXshogunXXX
02-05-2005, 07:21 PM
dont get a repeater, youll just run into problems. Repeaters dont extend ranges, they just boost the shitty signal that your router is already transmitting. And they do not work with all wireless cards, only with ones that are able to see 2 SSID's from it's utility. Integrated wireless cards are unable to see 2 SSID's from the XP utility. . If you want to boost your signal, get an antenna. Or...get a wired connection. never fails..

Donger
02-05-2005, 07:46 PM
The interesting thing (geek-wise anyway) is that it'll work with 802.11b clients but not 802.11b AP/Routers.

ENDelt260
02-05-2005, 07:51 PM
dont get a repeater, youll just run into problems. Repeaters dont extend ranges, they just boost the shitty signal that your router is already transmitting.

Why the assumption that the router is transmitting a shitty signal? If that were the case the router would be getting replaced.

If the repeater is placed far away from the router, but still in an area where a solid signal is received, and it then retransmits said signal... how does that not extend the range?

KC Jones
02-05-2005, 07:52 PM
I reccomend TCP/IP via carrier pigeon for those on the go. Sure it's difficult to lug all of their pens around with you, but it actually works.

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1149.html

ENDelt260
02-05-2005, 07:52 PM
The interesting thing (geek-wise anyway) is that it'll work with 802.11b clients but not 802.11b AP/Routers.
Yeah, I was hoping some geek would wander in here and explain how the repeater works so that it's only compatible with those two routers.

Donger
02-05-2005, 07:56 PM
Yeah, I was hoping some geek would wander in here and explain how the repeater works so that it's only compatible with those two routers.

Makes no sense to me. 802.11g is downwardly compatible, or so I thought.

Donger
02-05-2005, 07:57 PM
BTW, why is this in the main forum?

Abusing your overlord powers again?

ENDelt260
02-05-2005, 07:59 PM
BTW, why is this in the main forum?

There's nothing wrong with posting tech topics in the main forum. Once conversation has pretty much died on a tech topic (like, it's gonna fall off page 2 or something), it'll get moved to the help desk forum for archival purposes.

KCWolfman
02-05-2005, 07:59 PM
There's nothing wrong with posting tech topics in the main forum. Once conversation has pretty much died on a tech topic (like, it's gonna fall off page 2 or something), it'll get moved to the help desk forum for archival purposes.
Abuser




Abuser and liar

ENDelt260
02-05-2005, 08:01 PM
Abuser




Abuser and liar
How many of my ex girlfriends have you been talking to?

Donger
02-05-2005, 08:02 PM
There's nothing wrong with posting tech topics in the main forum. Once conversation has pretty much died on a tech topic (like, it's gonna fall off page 2 or something), it'll get moved to the help desk forum for archival purposes.

Yeah sure. Not when you're an Overlord.

Fascist.

Bob Dole
02-06-2005, 01:14 PM
So, I found this device, WRE54G on the linksys site (http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=38&prid=629). It's essentially a wireless repeater. A handy little device, that I would have use for. Problem is, it's only compatible with routers WRT54G and WRT54GS. Anyone know if there's a similar device that would be compatible with a BEFW11S4?

So you're trying to extend your neighbor's unsecured WLAN to all the rooms of your condo?

chiefz
02-09-2005, 02:44 PM
Why the assumption that the router is transmitting a shitty signal? If that were the case the router would be getting replaced.

If the repeater is placed far away from the router, but still in an area where a solid signal is received, and it then retransmits said signal... how does that not extend the range?

Don't listen to that, the entire reason for using a repeater (of any kind wired or wireless) is to extend a signal.

At any rate, the reason it only supports those routers is that it is an 802.11G.

The reason it supports wireless B clients but not B APs, is because it is designed to run only 802.11G while running in bridge mode.

If you simply want to extend the range of the wireless network just purchase a 802.11B Access point (AP2) as far away as you can get it from the wireless router (AP1). An access point will extend a signal much futher than a wireless card in a laptop.