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At my end - wireless repeater not working

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Last response: in Wireless Networking
December 28, 2011 5:32:04 AM

I don't know... I've spent hours on this one, so I figured I would bring it to the table for someone to hopefully chime in.

I have a wireless router acting as a repeater to extend a wifi signal from another house on my property. The repeating router has 'repeater' functionality built into its stock firmware. I am able to connect to the router, and the signal is boosted very well, extending my range considerably. The problem lies in the internet access... for some reason I have none. Sometimes it even tells me I have internet access, but I can never access a web page.

I have found that if I sign on to the main router first, then power on the repeater, I can access the internet until I disconnect then reconnect... then, once again, no internet until I unplug the repeater. The passwords are all setup correctly I believe, otherwise I wouldn't be able to connect to the main router at all.

I have no idea what to do. A lot of people say to disable ip6, but it doesn't seem to be an option in Windows 7...

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December 28, 2011 1:49:46 PM

what router and repeater are you using?
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December 28, 2011 6:53:44 PM

The main router is an Apple, and the repeater is a Rosewill rnx-n400lx.
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December 29, 2011 12:01:34 AM

Here is a copy of my ipconfig when connected to the main router (with working internet access):

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Contro
ller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-E6-BA-6E-53-25
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-D3-C9-EB-7E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c1a7:e7f9:cc07:e12c%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.25(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 27, 2011 11:45:22 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 29, 2011 5:09:46 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890707
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-7D-83-9E-00-25-D3-C9-EB-7E

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{D1ADD104-57FD-4310-9FA3-0AA502AEEA16}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{DBE36BA0-1023-48A0-8B1F-5CF8EC203C13}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:18f0:49e1:bb42:964a(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18f0:49e1:bb42:964a%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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December 29, 2011 3:02:11 AM

did you change the LAN IP of the Rosewill 10.0.1.xxx?
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December 30, 2011 4:30:07 AM

Hey emerald - I actually just did that the other night while tinkering around with various settings, and low and behold it worked! I didn't know the two IP addresses had to match.

Logging in an seeing your post verified for me that this was the key... thanks.

I was going to post my IP through the repeater as well, but solved the issue before that.

Thanks again!
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