is there a range extender that works with MN-700

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I have found out, by calling link-sys tech support, that
their range extender does not work with any but link-sys
equipment.
Is there a range extender that does work with the MN-700
system?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    If you mean one that connects via wireless to the MN-700 the answer then
    is a resounding no. If you can deal with a wired one then here are the
    directions.

    Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1
    MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500,
    or MN-700 #2
    MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500,
    or MN-700 #3 (if available)

    Make sure all MN-100s & MN-500s are running the latest firmware 1.11.017

    Make sure all MN-700s are running the latest firmware 2.01.02.0590

    Now lets look at the setup of each MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700:

    MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1
    router mode
    LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
    some SSID (if wireless)
    some WEP key (if wireless)
    channel 6 (if wireless)

    MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #2
    bridge mode
    LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP range
    same SSID (if wireless)
    same WEP key (if wireless)
    channel 1 (if wireless)

    MN-100, 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 (if wireless)
    same WEP key (if wireless)
    channel 11 (if wireless)


    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.

    jimsawin wrote:
    > I have found out, by calling link-sys tech support, that
    > their range extender does not work with any but link-sys
    > equipment.
    > Is there a range extender that does work with the MN-700
    > system?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    joker, thanks.
    >-----Original Message-----
    >If you mean one that connects via wireless to the MN-700
    the answer then
    >is a resounding no. If you can deal with a wired one
    then here are the
    >directions.
    >
    >Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500, or MN-
    700 #1
    >MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of
    MN-100, MN-500,
    >or MN-700 #2
    >MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of
    MN-100, MN-500,
    >or MN-700 #3 (if available)
    >
    >Make sure all MN-100s & MN-500s are running the latest
    firmware 1.11.017
    >
    >Make sure all MN-700s are running the latest firmware
    2.01.02.0590
    >
    >Now lets look at the setup of each MN-100, MN-500, or MN-
    700:
    >
    >MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1
    >router mode
    >LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
    >some SSID (if wireless)
    >some WEP key (if wireless)
    >channel 6 (if wireless)
    >
    >MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #2
    >bridge mode
    >LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP
    range
    >same SSID (if wireless)
    >same WEP key (if wireless)
    >channel 1 (if wireless)
    >
    >MN-100, 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 (if wireless)
    >same WEP key (if wireless)
    >channel 11 (if wireless)
    >
    >
    >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.
    >
    >jimsawin wrote:
    >> I have found out, by calling link-sys tech support,
    that
    >> their range extender does not work with any but link-
    sys
    >> equipment.
    >> Is there a range extender that does work with the MN-
    700
    >> system?
    >
    >.
    >
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