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Chaining routers wirelessly?

By Quantex_rox
Aug 24, 2008
  1. We are moving to a new house, and its rather large, especially length wise, the family computer room is on one side of the house, and my room is on the other. So, right now I'm struggling to stay on at low signal (1-5mb/s) and haven't been able to game except on diablo 2. I was wondering if I could buy 2 more wireless routers, position them in the middle of the house and have 1 pick up the signal, and the other transmit it?
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Sounds like you want WDS.

    If it were me, I'd buy 2 WRT54GL routers and flash them both to DD-WRT 3rd party firmware. The firmware is nice in that it opens so many options compared to the stock firmware, and in my experience the router runs more stably. I also like that DD-WRT will allow a WDS setup using WPA encryption, while many stock firmware support only WEP, if they even support WDS at all.

    Another option barring aftermarket flashing is to get Apple's airport express/extreme base stations, as they support WDS bridging by default.
     
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