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November 24, 2004 12:23:07 AM

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Has anyone set up a Linksys WAP-11 in Repeater mode? Linksys tech support
does not seem to know much about this. I have a network with a WAP-11
(wireless access point) and I am trying to use another WAP-11 in Repeater
Mode to boost the signal.

I change the SSID and MAC address , but when I unplug the ethernet cable all
I get is the Power light.and I do not seem to get any signal boost on the
remote computer.

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Gainesville, VA 20155

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November 24, 2004 12:23:08 AM

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I've setup a WAP54G in repeater mode.

One common pitfall is not turning off WEP on both WAPs during setup. The
trick is to establish communication without any WEP at all. Turn WEP
back on only after both WAP's are talking to each other.

A power reset and/or firmware update may also help.

Lance
*****

Norm thought carefully and wrote on 11/23/2004 6:23 PM:
> Has anyone set up a Linksys WAP-11 in Repeater mode? Linksys tech support
> does not seem to know much about this. I have a network with a WAP-11
> (wireless access point) and I am trying to use another WAP-11 in Repeater
> Mode to boost the signal.
>
> I change the SSID and MAC address , but when I unplug the ethernet cable all
> I get is the Power light.and I do not seem to get any signal boost on the
> remote computer.
>
November 24, 2004 8:43:43 AM

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WEP is turned off on both WAPs. Possibly the firmware update will help.
What lights are on in Repeater mode? I only get the Power light.
Thanks, Norm

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norm@heritagehunt.org
Gainesville, VA 20155
"Lance" <lltbhill@link_earth.net> wrote in message
news:30ihagF31c46fU1@uni-berlin.de...
> I've setup a WAP54G in repeater mode.
>
> One common pitfall is not turning off WEP on both WAPs during setup. The
> trick is to establish communication without any WEP at all. Turn WEP back
> on only after both WAP's are talking to each other.
>
> A power reset and/or firmware update may also help.
>
> Lance
> *****
>
> Norm thought carefully and wrote on 11/23/2004 6:23 PM:
>> Has anyone set up a Linksys WAP-11 in Repeater mode? Linksys tech
>> support does not seem to know much about this. I have a network with a
>> WAP-11 (wireless access point) and I am trying to use another WAP-11 in
>> Repeater Mode to boost the signal.
>>
>> I change the SSID and MAC address , but when I unplug the ethernet cable
>> all I get is the Power light.and I do not seem to get any signal boost on
>> the remote computer.
>>
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Anonymous
November 24, 2004 11:42:08 AM

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Same situation for me only with the WAP54G. Make sure you are running only
the latest Linksys firmware....no Sveasoft. I spent hours trying to get it
to work with Sveasoft to no avail.


"Norm" <happ01@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:jq6dnQbwLMYWbT7cRVn-gA@comcast.com...
> Has anyone set up a Linksys WAP-11 in Repeater mode? Linksys tech support
> does not seem to know much about this. I have a network with a WAP-11
> (wireless access point) and I am trying to use another WAP-11 in Repeater
> Mode to boost the signal.
>
> I change the SSID and MAC address , but when I unplug the ethernet cable
> all I get is the Power light.and I do not seem to get any signal boost on
> the remote computer.
>
> --
> Norm
>
> norm@heritagehunt.org
> Gainesville, VA 20155
>
November 24, 2004 4:02:31 PM

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Todd,

I checked the Linksys website and the last firmware update was 8/30/03, ver
2.8 and my WAP is ver 2.8. I am not sure what Sveasoft is?
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Norm

norm@heritagehunt.org
Gainesville, VA 20155
"Todd B" <maybe@nextime.net> wrote in message
news:iOmcnesZH5UBEjncUSdV9g@ptd.net...
> Same situation for me only with the WAP54G. Make sure you are running only
> the latest Linksys firmware....no Sveasoft. I spent hours trying to get it
> to work with Sveasoft to no avail.
>
>
> "Norm" <happ01@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:jq6dnQbwLMYWbT7cRVn-gA@comcast.com...
>> Has anyone set up a Linksys WAP-11 in Repeater mode? Linksys tech
>> support does not seem to know much about this. I have a network with a
>> WAP-11 (wireless access point) and I am trying to use another WAP-11 in
>> Repeater Mode to boost the signal.
>>
>> I change the SSID and MAC address , but when I unplug the ethernet cable
>> all I get is the Power light.and I do not seem to get any signal boost on
>> the remote computer.
>>
>> --
>> Norm
>>
>> norm@heritagehunt.org
>> Gainesville, VA 20155
>>
>
>
November 24, 2004 11:43:08 PM

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In repeater mode the WAP54G has the Power and Activity lights on. The
Link light is off. When there is network activity the Activity light
blinks, otherwise it's always on.

If it were me, I'd try hard resets on both WAP's then rebuild my network
over again. If that didn't work, I'd exchange it for another one.

BTW, the latest firmware I see here:
http://www.linksys.com/download/firmware.asp?fwid=196
is 2.05. This is also the original release for the WAP11 v2.8

Sorry you're having problems.

Lance
*****

Norm thought carefully and wrote on 11/24/2004 2:43 AM:
> WEP is turned off on both WAPs. Possibly the firmware update will help.
> What lights are on in Repeater mode? I only get the Power light.
> Thanks, Norm
>
November 24, 2004 11:43:20 PM

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In repeater mode the WAP54G has the Power and Activity lights on. The
Link light is off. When there is network activity the Activity light
blinks, otherwise it's always on.

If it were me, I'd try hard resets on both WAP's then rebuild my network
over again. If that didn't work, I'd exchange it for another one.

BTW, the latest firmware I see here:
http://www.linksys.com/download/firmware.asp?fwid=196
is 2.05. This is also the original release for the WAP11 v2.8

Sorry you're having problems.

Lance
*****

Norm thought carefully and wrote on 11/24/2004 2:43 AM:
> WEP is turned off on both WAPs. Possibly the firmware update will help.
> What lights are on in Repeater mode? I only get the Power light.
> Thanks, Norm
>
Anonymous
December 21, 2004 6:26:21 AM

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1-BEFW11S4
2-WAP11's

Befw11s4-is set up as hub connected to dsl router (working fine) due to
using only ethernet for now. Wireless turned off for now.
Bought 2-WAP11's to boost range.
1st. WAP11 onfigured only as Access Point w/ static ip of
192.168.2.254, on channel 6, ssid name homenet & its name is upstairs.
Still cat5 into router hub too. WEP off.
2nd. WAP11 is configured as repeater w/static ip of 192.168.2.253, on
channel 5, ssid homenet & its name is downstairs, in repeater area it
ask for mac address, I put WAP11 # 1 mac address there. Took off cat5
connection & moved downstairs (laptop can not see it now). WEP off.

After moving WAP #2 to downstairs laptop can not see it & or log into
it.
What am I missing

Big Thanks
Garry


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December 21, 2004 12:02:34 PM

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I have an old WAP11 that I just retired. I'd have to go double-check the
manual, but I'm fairly sure that AP and Repeater modes were
mutually-exclusive. So if you dedicated the WAP11's to a particular
point-to-point link you would still require APs (in AP mode) at either end
for workstations to connect to.
Try checking out the WAP11 manual from the Linksys site to verify.

It sorta sounds like what you want to setup is a WDS (Wireless Distribution
System), where the APs can still allow clients to connect. However the big
downside to WDS is you lose half your bandwidth b/c after one AP receives a
frame from a client it has to turn around and re-broadcast it to other WDS
stations... but it's the easiest way to expand your wireless network.
However, IIRC the WAP11 does not support WDS at all.

good luck,
Jonathan

"gtuttlepi" <gtuttlepi.1hlh7m@WiFi-Forum_dot_com> wrote in message
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>
> 1-BEFW11S4
> 2-WAP11's
>
> Befw11s4-is set up as hub connected to dsl router (working fine) due to
> using only ethernet for now. Wireless turned off for now.
> Bought 2-WAP11's to boost range.
> 1st. WAP11 onfigured only as Access Point w/ static ip of
> 192.168.2.254, on channel 6, ssid name homenet & its name is upstairs.
> Still cat5 into router hub too. WEP off.
> 2nd. WAP11 is configured as repeater w/static ip of 192.168.2.253, on
> channel 5, ssid homenet & its name is downstairs, in repeater area it
> ask for mac address, I put WAP11 # 1 mac address there. Took off cat5
> connection & moved downstairs (laptop can not see it now). WEP off.
>
> After moving WAP #2 to downstairs laptop can not see it & or log into
> it.
> What am I missing
>
> Big Thanks
> Garry
>
>
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>
December 21, 2004 2:35:40 PM

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Not used that particular AP, but the repeaters I've seen act as a
receiver from another AP, then the secondary function is as AP for other
clients to associate with. What I'm wondering about the original
poster's situation is using different channels. I'd think using a
repeater he needs to have everything on one channel. But overall it's
kind of a confusing question.

Jonathan wrote:
> I have an old WAP11 that I just retired. I'd have to go double-check the
> manual, but I'm fairly sure that AP and Repeater modes were
> mutually-exclusive. So if you dedicated the WAP11's to a particular
> point-to-point link you would still require APs (in AP mode) at either end
> for workstations to connect to.
> Try checking out the WAP11 manual from the Linksys site to verify.
>
> It sorta sounds like what you want to setup is a WDS (Wireless Distribution
> System), where the APs can still allow clients to connect. However the big
> downside to WDS is you lose half your bandwidth b/c after one AP receives a
> frame from a client it has to turn around and re-broadcast it to other WDS
> stations... but it's the easiest way to expand your wireless network.
> However, IIRC the WAP11 does not support WDS at all.
>
> good luck,
> Jonathan
>
> "gtuttlepi" <gtuttlepi.1hlh7m@WiFi-Forum_dot_com> wrote in message
> news:gtuttlepi.1hlh7m@WiFi-Forum_dot_com...
>
>>1-BEFW11S4
>>2-WAP11's
>>
>>Befw11s4-is set up as hub connected to dsl router (working fine) due to
>>using only ethernet for now. Wireless turned off for now.
>>Bought 2-WAP11's to boost range.
>>1st. WAP11 onfigured only as Access Point w/ static ip of
>>192.168.2.254, on channel 6, ssid name homenet & its name is upstairs.
>>Still cat5 into router hub too. WEP off.
>>2nd. WAP11 is configured as repeater w/static ip of 192.168.2.253, on
>>channel 5, ssid homenet & its name is downstairs, in repeater area it
>>ask for mac address, I put WAP11 # 1 mac address there. Took off cat5
>>connection & moved downstairs (laptop can not see it now). WEP off.
>>
>>After moving WAP #2 to downstairs laptop can not see it & or log into
>>it.
>>What am I missing
>>
>>Big Thanks
>>Garry
Anonymous
December 22, 2004 2:46:30 AM

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Much thanks for the 2 replys.
Since my post yesterday, I did get the wireless laptop to see, ping &
get into the both WAP11's to config. But what is still missing is the
ability to log into the internet. It sounds that this may not be the
route that I need to go. What does this group adivse on how to set up
(harware wise) a main hub (cat5 & wirless) to link to a DSL modem. Then
to have 2 access points to boost the signals so everyone in the house
can get connectivity to internet. I am open to almost anything. I would
kike to keep the hub we already have which was in my origianl post.
Any insight much appreciated
Garry


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Anonymous
December 22, 2004 2:57:26 AM

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gtuttlepi wrote:
> Much thanks for the 2 replys.
> Since my post yesterday, I did get the wireless laptop to see, ping &
> get into the both WAP11's to config. But what is still missing is the
> ability to log into the internet. It sounds that this may not be the
> route that I need to go. What does this group adivse on how to set up
> (harware wise) a main hub (cat5 & wirless) to link to a DSL modem. Then
> to have 2 access points to boost the signals so everyone in the house
> can get connectivity to internet. I am open to almost anything. I would
> kike to keep the hub we already have which was in my origianl post.
> Any insight much appreciated
> Garry
>
>
Do you have a firewall? If so, is it blocking access to port 80
(internet)? Also, is one of your APs connected to a router that is
connect to your DLS modem? If so, access the router's menu and select
PPPoE in the WAN setup. There, you can type in the logon information
that is required by your DSL provider.
Anonymous
December 22, 2004 4:16:34 PM

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The router does see teh internet, it's seeing the internet through the
AP's that it wont do. Also, there are no firewalls running presently,
just so I can see everything.
Garry


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