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    Help to use old Dlink router as W/less AP with sky 934G to boost wireless coverage

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      Help to use old Dlink router as W/less AP with sky 934G to boost wireless coverage

      Hi.
      please can you help?
      first of all i have poor wireless coverage on first and second floor in my house (in lounge and kitchen i get good signal. my sky 934g router is in lounge)and i was wondering if i can use my old D-link G604T Wireless ADSL router as a wireless access point or repeater to put on first or second floor so i can get better coverage (you can change the antenna on the D-link router so i'll be getting a better one)
      i have tried to situate the sky router in the centre of the house but i still get poor speeds.
      please do you know how i can set this up,or some other ideas to achieve the same effect

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      Re: Help to use old Dlink router as W/less AP with sky 934G to boost wireless coverag

      You can use most wireless routers to extend wireless coverage, but usually only by connecting via ethernet cable to the first router (in this case your Sky Netgear V2).

      For it to work I think you need to set an IP address on the DLink that doesn't clash and turn off DHCP.

      See this link which discusses using a spare Netgear unit for the same purpose: Wireless router as access point/switch - NETGEAR Forums

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      Re: Help to use old Dlink router as W/less AP with sky 934G to boost wireless coverag

      Thanks,
      do you mean change the login ip address on the dlink so its not the same as the sky router
      because the sky router is 192.168.0.1 but the dlink is 192.168.1.1 so would i still i have to still change it, and if i turn off DHCP on the dlink will i have to give my pc's static ip addresses or will the DHCP on the netgear sky router serve out ip addresses through the dlink router.
      instead, as the netgear router has a aerial connection could i get a stronger antenna, put it in the centre of the house and then disable wireless on the sky router.do you think this would be simpler and would i still have to disable dhcp on the sky router?
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      Re: Help to use old Dlink router as W/less AP with sky 934G to boost wireless coverag

      If the Dlink's address is already 1.1 against the Netgear's 0.1 you should be okay.

      You've lost me a bit on "pc's static ip address".

      You could upgrade the antenna -- some are available on e-bay but first familiarise yourself with which type of connector the router uses (or e-mail the vendor with model number and ask them to confirm suitability).

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      Re: Help to use old Dlink router as W/less AP with sky 934G to boost wireless coverag

      sorry
      i meant would i have to give my all the computers on the wireless network a static ip address if i turn dhcp off on the d-link router or would the sky router still serve ip addresses out thru computers connected to the d-link.
      i think they call it dhcp passthru
      Last edited by wilburt; 13-07-08 at 04:13 PM. Reason: mistake

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      Re: Help to use old Dlink router as W/less AP with sky 934G to boost wireless coverag

      I think this diagram shows what to switch off where -- Using WPN824, WGR614, or WGT624 Routers as an Access Point

     

     

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