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Problem with repeaters IME is that with one radio, they slow your
network 50%, the radio has to receive your traffic and then send it on.
I've had better success using 200mW access point/routers rather than the
30mW stuff from Linksys, Dlink, etc. And no, I don't work for these
people, just bought their stuff.
> Anyone have experience with both?
> Basically, I have a centrally placed Linksys WRT54GS router and I want
> to extend its range through some problematic thick walls and ceilings
> but I don't want to have to hardwire over to another AP.
> I have a couple of the Linksys "range expanders" (WRE54G)
> (http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?prid=629). I am not
> impressed. They help a bit, but they are not boosting the signal
> My guess is that a Linksys Access Point like the WAP54G configured in
> Repeater Mode (so I don't need to cable between it and the wireless
> router), might be better than those little range expanders.
> Any opinions on these or other suggestions are appreciated.