On Apr 8, 8:51 pm, "P.Schuman" <pschuman_no_spam...@interserv.com>
I presume that you are asking about the "repeater" mode for this not
the AP mode.
As Jeff or anybody else will tell you, one big issue is that they cut
thruput in half since they are store-and-forward repeaters trying to
do it all with one radio.
They are not universal and usually require specific matched routers to
work at all. Linksys to certain Linksys, D-link to certain D-link,
In my experience, using DD-WRT (the most robust and flexible)
routers in this mode, it is very hard to get the repeater to work
with WPA security. Some claim to and others don't. But mine got
caught up a lot and only really worked right with WEP or no security
That was a deal killer for me.
Also, they don't seem to work consistently. I had that DD-WRT
repeater installed for a distant client and they were always calling
that it didn't work, wasn't connecting. I'd go out and reboot various
things in different orders and it would work again. Then I installed
a two radio repeater (-)-)-) ethernet client ----AP -)-)-)-),
and everything became reliable.
Some people HAVE reported success with repeaters and swear by them.