I've been doing research on some moderately priced wireless repeaters, but it seems they don't work unless you have the same brand as the original AP. Seeing as I have a Verizon Fios router connected to the main computer in my house I'm wondering if I'm going to have a problem setting up stand-alone repeater in another location.
Could anyone with experience please recommend a repeater that should work fine, or at least give me some tips to send me in the right direction, as I'm kind of in a time-crunch right now, and don't want to rush into something that's just a headache.
Usually modem/router provided by an ISP works only as a standard modem/router without speacial features specifically repeating a signal.
An access point will only work with another access point and not to another router unless that router is wds(wireless detection system) compliant.I'm afraid that you should consider providing another AP for your setup.
I disabled the wireless in the FIOS router.
I purchased a Linksys SRX 400 (MIMO router, the N routers weren't out yet).
I also purchased a linksys srx4 card.
I disable dhcp on the linksys, and just use it as a switch, and for wireless.
I now get great connection throughout the house. The laptop wireless client says
something ridiculous like 270Mbs on the connection, but I don't believe it.
But my connection now works through the entire house without any problems.
My other laptop with a 802.11 G card works fine, and says 35-54 at all times.
Just a suggestion, as you may be able to get a deal on a wireless N router, and have that work through your entire house, without having to mess with the access points.
Also you could just drop a cat5 cable to another access point at the remote location. This would be more reliable than a repeater. Just use different channels for the fios wireless router and the remote access point, other than different SSID's, the setup should work well.