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  1. #1
    me@privacy.net
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    Does a wifi "repeater" exist?

    Does a repeater exist for wifi?

    A device that one could mount up high that receives a
    signal, amplifies it, and rebroadcasts it?

  2. #2
    Peter Pan
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    Re: Does a wifi "repeater" exist?

    me@privacy.net wrote:
    > Does a repeater exist for wifi?
    >
    > A device that one could mount up high that receives a
    > signal, amplifies it, and rebroadcasts it?


    Repeater not exactly by that name, however there are some that can broadcast
    whatever it is fed ( see
    http://www.cellantenna.com/repeater/...anwireless.htm ) I have one
    up on the garage roof and cabled to a router

    There are several consumer grade repeaters out there, and i'm guessing thats
    what your asking about, but unfortunately they switch between transmit and
    receive (quickly) and cut your thruput in half, so to keep up speed you may
    want to look at other things/plan B (that's why I went with the thing above,
    I have wired where feasible, and wireless where not, gives me lots of
    flexibilty and the best of both :)



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    me@privacy.net
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    Re: Does a wifi "repeater" exist?

    "Peter Pan" <PeterPanNOSPAM@MarcAlanNOSPAM.info> wrote:

    > I have one
    >up on the garage roof and cabled to a router


    How is it working out for you?

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    Peter Pan
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    Re: Does a wifi "repeater" exist?

    me@privacy.net wrote:
    > "Peter Pan" <PeterPanNOSPAM@MarcAlanNOSPAM.info> wrote:
    >
    >> I have one
    >> up on the garage roof and cabled to a router

    >
    > How is it working out for you?


    Adequately, I live on 10 acres in northern idaho, and cept in the months
    when there is a lot of foliage that blocks the signal, works okay on my
    laptop and pda, (outside dsl and cable areas, so I have sat internet tied
    into my home network)... unfortunately it works best in the winter, cept
    there was over 3 feet of snow on the ground, so It was a bit too cold
    out/hard to walk around.....

    As an aside, that was the cheaper consumer way, (now) in the area (spokane
    washington) Skynet of spokane (http://www.spokaneskynet.com/) has a several
    hundred square mile hotspot, with commercial grade repeaters on the
    mountains in the area (last count, 20.... they spent lots of bucks, but it's
    really cool)

    Where do you live at? There are several other commercial nets already
    available, you may want to check online to see if there is already one in
    your area.....



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    Lance
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    Re: Does a wifi "repeater" exist?

    me@privacy.net wrote the following on 3/18/2008 12:33:
    > Does a repeater exist for wifi?
    >
    > A device that one could mount up high that receives a
    > signal, amplifies it, and rebroadcasts it?


    I run a WAP54G in "repeater mode" to get good coverage on the second
    floor of my home. The main router is a Linksys WRT54GS. The WAP54G will
    only work in repeater mode with another Linksys router - maybe only the
    WRT54 series.

    This arrangement is about 4-5 years old and runs 24/7. About 3-4 times a
    year some weird unknown thing happens and I'll have to reboot everything
    to re-establish network connectivity.

    They're located about 50 ft apart. Measured file transfer speed (big
    file and stopwatch method) from 2nd floor to router to wired computer is
    roughly 2 Mbit/sec. This speed wouldn't make me happy, but the rest of
    the family is satisfied.

    Lance
    *****

  6. #6
    DTC
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    Re: Does a wifi "repeater" exist?

    me@privacy.net wrote:
    > Does a repeater exist for wifi?
    >
    > A device that one could mount up high that receives a
    > signal, amplifies it, and rebroadcasts it?


    What kind of sped do you want? How far the distance? How much money
    do you want to spend?

    When we go horseback riding and camping in the grasslands, I set up a
    mast on my truck and pipe my 10 Meg DSL signal ten miles from town down
    into the valleys to my laptops and still have a 10 Meg endpoint
    connection.

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    This thread has FAIL written all over it. Seriously? WTF are you people suggesting?

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