At my end - wireless repeater not working

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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  1. what router and repeater are you using?
  2. The main router is an Apple, and the repeater is a Rosewill rnx-n400lx.
  3. 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
  4. did you change the LAN IP of the Rosewill 10.0.1.xxx?
  5. 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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