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Range extender for the MN700 base?

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June 30, 2004 5:07:23 PM

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Does anyone know of a range extender that will work with
the MN700 base station? Most of the range extenders I'm
finding only will work with their own hardware (ie.
Linksys, DLink)

thanks
garrett
July 1, 2004 7:36:02 AM

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Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-700 #1
MN-500 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-500 #2
MN-500 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-500 #3 (if available)

Make sure all MN-500s are running the latest firmware 1.11.017

Now lets look at the setup of each MN-500:

MN-700 #1
router mode
LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
some SSID
some WEP key
channel 6

MN-500 #2
bridge mode
LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP range
same SSID
same WEP key
channel 1

MN-500 #3 (if available)
bridge mode
LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default DHCP range
same SSID
same WEP key
channel 11


If you keep the SSID and WEP key the same for all base stations, people
will be able to move between offices and get a connection.

You need to select non-overlapping channels for the base stations to
prevent interference.

Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the three non-overlapping channels.

There are more combinations if you only need two channels.

Garrett wrote:

> Does anyone know of a range extender that will work with
> the MN700 base station? Most of the range extenders I'm
> finding only will work with their own hardware (ie.
> Linksys, DLink)
>
> thanks
> garrett
July 1, 2004 8:39:16 AM

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Let me try again with an updated version of the text file.

Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-500 or MN-700 #1
MN-500 or MN-700 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-500 or MN-700 #2
MN-500 or MN-700 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-500 or MN-700 #3 (if
available)

Make sure all MN-500s are running the latest firmware 1.11.017

Make sure all MN-700s are running the latest firmware 2.00.08.0333

Now lets look at the setup of each MN-500 or MN-700:

MN-500 or MN-700 #1
router mode
LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
some SSID
some WEP key
channel 6

MN-500 or MN-700 #2
bridge mode
LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP range
same SSID
same WEP key
channel 1

MN-500 or MN-700 #3 (if available)
bridge mode
LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default DHCP range
same SSID
same WEP key
channel 11


If you keep the SSID and WEP key the same for all base stations, people
will be able to move between offices and get a connection.

You need to select non-overlapping channels for the base stations to
prevent interference.

Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the three non-overlapping channels.

There are more combinations if you only need two channels.

joker wrote:

> Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-700 #1
> MN-500 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-500 #2
> MN-500 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-500 #3 (if available)
>
> Make sure all MN-500s are running the latest firmware 1.11.017
>
> Now lets look at the setup of each MN-500:
>
> MN-700 #1
> router mode
> LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
> some SSID
> some WEP key
> channel 6
>
> MN-500 #2
> bridge mode
> LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP range
> same SSID
> same WEP key
> channel 1
>
> MN-500 #3 (if available)
> bridge mode
> LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default DHCP range
> same SSID
> same WEP key
> channel 11
>
>
> If you keep the SSID and WEP key the same for all base stations, people
> will be able to move between offices and get a connection.
>
> You need to select non-overlapping channels for the base stations to
> prevent interference.
>
> Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the three non-overlapping channels.
>
> There are more combinations if you only need two channels.
>
> Garrett wrote:
>
>> Does anyone know of a range extender that will work with the MN700
>> base station? Most of the range extenders I'm finding only will work
>> with their own hardware (ie. Linksys, DLink)
>>
>> thanks
>> garrett
>
>
Related resources
July 1, 2004 2:41:33 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

thanks. I'm assuming that I'll plug my 2nd router (MN500
in my case) to the wall in some downstairs room, and then
configure it to bridge mode and channel 1 through the
HTTP://192.168.2.42 link. Correct?

thanks!
>-----Original Message-----
>Let me try again with an updated version of the text
file.
>
>Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-500 or MN-700 #1
>MN-500 or MN-700 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-500
or MN-700 #2
>MN-500 or MN-700 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-500
or MN-700 #3 (if
>available)
>
>Make sure all MN-500s are running the latest firmware
1.11.017
>
>Make sure all MN-700s are running the latest firmware
2.00.08.0333
>
>Now lets look at the setup of each MN-500 or MN-700:
>
>MN-500 or MN-700 #1
>router mode
>LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
>some SSID
>some WEP key
>channel 6
>
>MN-500 or MN-700 #2
>bridge mode
>LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP
range
>same SSID
>same WEP key
>channel 1
>
>MN-500 or MN-700 #3 (if available)
>bridge mode
>LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default DHCP
range
>same SSID
>same WEP key
>channel 11
>
>
>If you keep the SSID and WEP key the same for all base
stations, people
>will be able to move between offices and get a
connection.
>
>You need to select non-overlapping channels for the base
stations to
>prevent interference.
>
>Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the three non-overlapping
channels.
>
>There are more combinations if you only need two
channels.
>
>joker wrote:
>
>> Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-700 #1
>> MN-500 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-500 #2
>> MN-500 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-500 #3 (if
available)
>>
>> Make sure all MN-500s are running the latest firmware
1.11.017
>>
>> Now lets look at the setup of each MN-500:
>>
>> MN-700 #1
>> router mode
>> LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
>> some SSID
>> some WEP key
>> channel 6
>>
>> MN-500 #2
>> bridge mode
>> LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default
DHCP range
>> same SSID
>> same WEP key
>> channel 1
>>
>> MN-500 #3 (if available)
>> bridge mode
>> LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default
DHCP range
>> same SSID
>> same WEP key
>> channel 11
>>
>>
>> If you keep the SSID and WEP key the same for all base
stations, people
>> will be able to move between offices and get a
connection.
>>
>> You need to select non-overlapping channels for the
base stations to
>> prevent interference.
>>
>> Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the three non-overlapping
channels.
>>
>> There are more combinations if you only need two
channels.
>>
>> Garrett wrote:
>>
>>> Does anyone know of a range extender that will work
with the MN700
>>> base station? Most of the range extenders I'm
finding only will work
>>> with their own hardware (ie. Linksys, DLink)
>>>
>>> thanks
>>> garrett
>>
>>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
July 1, 2004 5:49:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

Yes (damn those instructions look familiar, lol)

When the MN500 is in bridge mode, don't goto WAN settings...
That seems to make the web interface hang up for some reason (at least from
my observation)

--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

Find out about the MS MVP Program -
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

"Garrett" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2429c01c45f92$a62568f0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> thanks. I'm assuming that I'll plug my 2nd router (MN500
> in my case) to the wall in some downstairs room, and then
> configure it to bridge mode and channel 1 through the
> HTTP://192.168.2.42 link. Correct?
>
> thanks!
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Let me try again with an updated version of the text
> file.
> >
> >Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-500 or MN-700 #1
> >MN-500 or MN-700 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-500
> or MN-700 #2
> >MN-500 or MN-700 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-500
> or MN-700 #3 (if
> >available)
> >
> >Make sure all MN-500s are running the latest firmware
> 1.11.017
> >
> >Make sure all MN-700s are running the latest firmware
> 2.00.08.0333
> >
> >Now lets look at the setup of each MN-500 or MN-700:
> >
> >MN-500 or MN-700 #1
> >router mode
> >LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
> >some SSID
> >some WEP key
> >channel 6
> >
> >MN-500 or MN-700 #2
> >bridge mode
> >LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP
> range
> >same SSID
> >same WEP key
> >channel 1
> >
> >MN-500 or MN-700 #3 (if available)
> >bridge mode
> >LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default DHCP
> range
> >same SSID
> >same WEP key
> >channel 11
> >
> >
> >If you keep the SSID and WEP key the same for all base
> stations, people
> >will be able to move between offices and get a
> connection.
> >
> >You need to select non-overlapping channels for the base
> stations to
> >prevent interference.
> >
> >Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the three non-overlapping
> channels.
> >
> >There are more combinations if you only need two
> channels.
> >
> >joker wrote:
> >
> >> Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-700 #1
> >> MN-500 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-500 #2
> >> MN-500 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-500 #3 (if
> available)
> >>
> >> Make sure all MN-500s are running the latest firmware
> 1.11.017
> >>
> >> Now lets look at the setup of each MN-500:
> >>
> >> MN-700 #1
> >> router mode
> >> LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
> >> some SSID
> >> some WEP key
> >> channel 6
> >>
> >> MN-500 #2
> >> bridge mode
> >> LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default
> DHCP range
> >> same SSID
> >> same WEP key
> >> channel 1
> >>
> >> MN-500 #3 (if available)
> >> bridge mode
> >> LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default
> DHCP range
> >> same SSID
> >> same WEP key
> >> channel 11
> >>
> >>
> >> If you keep the SSID and WEP key the same for all base
> stations, people
> >> will be able to move between offices and get a
> connection.
> >>
> >> You need to select non-overlapping channels for the
> base stations to
> >> prevent interference.
> >>
> >> Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the three non-overlapping
> channels.
> >>
> >> There are more combinations if you only need two
> channels.
> >>
> >> Garrett wrote:
> >>
> >>> Does anyone know of a range extender that will work
> with the MN700
> >>> base station? Most of the range extenders I'm
> finding only will work
> >>> with their own hardware (ie. Linksys, DLink)
> >>>
> >>> thanks
> >>> garrett
> >>
> >>
> >
> >.
> >
July 2, 2004 6:21:11 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

I did change it to include both the MN-500 & MN-700 and the firmware
versions.

I say why reinvent the wheel. It is thankfully a public newsgroup. I
also forgot who I had copied them from.

Jason Tsang wrote:
> Yes (damn those instructions look familiar, lol)
>
> When the MN500 is in bridge mode, don't goto WAN settings...
> That seems to make the web interface hang up for some reason (at least from
> my observation)
>
!