Setting up a NetGear N750 as a Repeater...

I just moved into my friends house and he has a Cisco Wireless Router, I moved into the back room where I can get pretty good wirless signal. I want to use my NetGear N750 to pick up this Wireless signal than run an Ethernet cord from my NetGear N750 to my desktop for internet access...oh yeah I forgot to mention I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a homebuilt puter.

Now i logged into and tried to adjust the settings in the Advanced section of the NetGear and I went to Wireless Repeating Function....I checked the box for "Enable Wireless Repeating Function (2.4GHz b/g/)" then I checked the "Wireless Repeater Bubble" and already filled in boxes show "Repeater IP Address 192.168.1
Then i put in the "Base Station MAC Address" that I found on the backside of his Cisco Router....

When I press enter the screen says, "To operate as Repeater, please setup a new IP address of this device, then you can configure this device via this new IP address in the future"

Does anyone have any experience with the problem I have lol!

Thanks in advance!
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  1. if the main router is a Linksys try as an IP for the Netgear
  2. You are on the right track. The trouble with Ubuntu is that sometimes (depending on the firmware version you are using) it can be tricky.

    Take a look through the NetGear guide, which should help -

    There's also a community on that try and make it easy to avoid these problems too. Depending on what you want to do of course you can find yourself a half decent and cheap work around if it doesn't pan out correctly for you.
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