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Wireless Bridging or adding a extra 5dBi Antenna from old router[soldering]

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November 9, 2013 11:46:51 AM

hi guys am trying to extend the wireless range to cover my whole house from first floor to second floor where t.v is,the tv's wifi doesn't picks up the signal,so i have two option one is wireless bridging but dnt know how to set it up or soldering an 5dbi antenna to tp link,the asus is a modem-router [DSL-10e] the modem wont work but wifi alone works:??:  dnt know why! and new tp link [TL-WR740N v4] running dd-wrt in AP mode, i cranked up tx power from 20dbm to 30dbm but the status pages shows only 18dbm output i tried putting two router together to find which antenna is better and found asus out performance tplink but both are 5dbi antenna's so guys i wanna know if am soldering asus antenna to with tp link antenna will it significantly increase range? or pls help on configuring wireless bridging but i dnt think this is possible because configs at asus router is hard and confusing at the same time i dont want to waste money on buying a repeater or extender and waste a router pls help..TY
a c 203 F Wireless
November 9, 2013 1:40:06 PM

No, IMO swapping the antenna will not help.

Also, a wireless extender is not the best option, instead go for a remote access point using either of them upstairs. The real issue is getting a CAT5 cable up from the main router to the top floor where you would place the AP.
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a c 110 F Wireless
November 9, 2013 1:50:18 PM

I would avoid soldering anything in a router. Microwave stuff is extremely sensitive to even the smallest issue. You may introduce more loss than you gain with the antenna because you do not have a perfect solder connection.

I suspect your largest issue is because routers are designed to send the signal horizontally rather than vertical. You could try putting the router on its side see if it makes any difference. If your TV has external antenna you might see if changing those make any difference.

I suspect you are not going to accomplish much. If you get no signal now you may just improve it to a very marginal signal, its not like its going to go from nothing to 100%. Since it is likely you intend to stream video you need a very good signal not just a ok one. It is hard enough even with a perfect signal sometimes to get video that does not glich now and then.

I would try poweline ethernet devices. If you are going to keep trying the antenna route I would use directional antenna
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November 9, 2013 1:53:35 PM

RealBeast said:
No, IMO swapping the antenna will not help.

Also, a wireless extender is not the best option, instead go for a remote access point using either of them upstairs. The real issue is getting a CAT5 cable up from the main router to the top floor where you would place the AP.



Hi, no not swapping, adding,soldering together like two 5dbi antenna & cat5 is a big problem because i use tp link modem right now and connect it to tplink router coz the asus has only Rj-12 input not Rj-45 and the modem in it dont work so i dnt use it!!
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November 9, 2013 4:54:34 PM

I don't think you won't get any where adding together two antenna.

unscrew the antenna and put on a bugger one 12-20db.
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November 13, 2013 1:20:08 PM

so how do i make use of the old modem-router? Can I configure the Asus Dsl-n10e strictly as an access point to extend the range of my wifi network? but there is no lan cable input option just only telephone cable [Rj-12] any ideas guys? thanks..
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November 13, 2013 3:52:00 PM

Use the lan ports ...there is a sticky on this forum that tells the details that and disabling the DHCP is most the process
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November 14, 2013 1:15:43 PM

found a temp solution ive setup tplink on wifi client bridge using ddwrt and using asus as modem for now,but the problem in using asus modem is ,it wont show correct snr and adsl statistics values so ill experience frequent connection drop, am also using TP-LINK TD-8816A [only modem] its works perfect but no idea how to bridge asus modem with tp link modem and use asus modem as only wifi router...
i want as setup like this!!
Internet->tp link modem-> asus modem-router[want to use only router]->tp link router[range extender,client bridged]
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