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November 21, 2010 10:06:53 PM

I just recently installed two external antennas. One is and Access Point (AP) connected to a Netgear router with internet (I will call this antenna #1). The other antenna is about 1 block away. (I will call this one #2).

Antenna #2 is connected to antenna #1

So I can get internet at #2 but only with the ethernet connected directly into a computer. As soon as I plug it into my Ativa router, the connection goes to local only and I lose internet. The two antennas are WEP encrypted. I am not using MAC IP filtering at the moment. I would like to once I get this other working first.

Before I added the WEP all 4 items worked great. Netgear router supplies internet via hardwire to antenna #1. Antenna #1 sends the internet WIFI to Antenna #2. Antenna #2 is hardwired to my Ativa router. 1 computer is hardwired to the Ativa router and my laptop is on the WIFI broadcasted by the Atica router. Both computers had access to the internet.

Also I can connect to antenna #1 with the WIFI on my laptop and get internet from it.

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Any suggestions why when I added the WEP to the antennas now my Ativa router wont connect?
Do I want my Ativa connection type in Dynamic, Static or PPPoE?

I have been working on this for the last 2 days and just have this last step PLEASE HELP!

Thank you,
Jonathan
November 22, 2010 4:31:40 AM

did you connect Antenna #2 to one of the four LAN ports on the Ativa?
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November 22, 2010 10:35:57 AM

Emerald said:
did you connect Antenna #2 to one of the four LAN ports on the Ativa?



I have tried both the lan ports and modem port. When the WEP wasn't enabled it worked in the modem port. I never tried it in one of the lan ports.
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November 22, 2010 4:53:20 PM

when WEP was active did you have a separate wireless security setup on the Ativa?
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November 22, 2010 5:22:48 PM


Yes. Antenna 1 and 2 are 64bit WEP and the Ativa is WPA2 with a passphrase. When I get home I will try with no encryption on the Ativa and see if that works. Any other suggestions?

Thank you,
Jonathan
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November 22, 2010 5:48:21 PM

Does the Antenna #1 and #2 network have its own/separate SSID?

Do you want computers connected to the Ativa be able to see computers on the Netgear?
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November 22, 2010 8:28:24 PM

yes antenna #1 and #2 have different SSIDs. It doesn't really matter to see the computers on the netgear. My goal is to shoot the internet from the netgear to the ativa. I dont want to share it until it reaches the ativa.
Thank you,
Jonathan
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