Can my d-link dir-615 router be used as a booster

Hi I want to boost our wifi single in our church and am thinking of connecting my spare D-Link DIR-615 router to do this. Can I just run a long eather net cabel between the two to do this and will this then sill be able to connect to any wifi laptop??
Thanks Dave
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  1. the max length of the ethernet cable is 300ft or 100m

    you can configure the DIR-615 as an AP

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/36406-43-convert-wireless-router-wireless-access-point
  2. Running an ethernet cable between the routers is definitely preferred, although it might be good to know the DIR-615 supports dd-wrt (third party firmware) and could be used to reconfigure the router as a wireless repeater (should it prove necessary).
  3. eibgrad said:
    Running an ethernet cable between the routers is definitely preferred, although it might be good to know the DIR-615 supports dd-wrt (third party firmware) and could be used to reconfigure the router as a wireless repeater (should it prove necessary).


    Hi thanks but because we already have a different wifi router that we use do I just have to run a ethernet cable frome our main router to the D-Link?? Or do I need to do something with the D-Link first to make it work?

    Dave
  4. Kingdavehasarrived said:
    Hi thanks but because we already have a different wifi router that we use do I just have to run a ethernet cable frome our main router to the D-Link?? Or do I need to do something with the D-Link first to make it work?

    Dave


    If you're going to connect them via wire, then follow the directions provided by Emerald. You're just adding a second wireless access point to your existing network. As it shows in those directions, you’ll be giving the DIR-615 an IP address in the same network as the existing router, disabling its DHCP server, and connecting it LAN to LAN.

    [existing wireless router - 192.168.1.1](lan)<-- wire -->(lan)[dir-615 - 192.168.1.2]

    I used the 192.168.1.x network as an example, but you'll obviously use whatever network the existing wireless router is using.
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