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September 27, 2004 1:38:28 AM

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

I need to increase the area covered by my Microsoft
wireless router, I see that Linksys & Netgear have come up
with range extenders. Is there such a product by
Microsoft? Can I use the Linksys device?

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Anonymous
September 27, 2004 4:50:51 AM

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

Hi,

The range extenders made by the other manufacturers aren't compatible with
the Microsoft Wireless Base Station.

You can however, run an ethernet cable to an additional Wireless Access
point in
bridge mode to extend the range of the wireless network.

--
Gary Tsang
Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp

"Dom" <dsalustr@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:27ce01c4a44b$d5c6bb10$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>I need to increase the area covered by my Microsoft
> wireless router, I see that Linksys & Netgear have come up
> with range extenders. Is there such a product by
> Microsoft? Can I use the Linksys device?
September 27, 2004 12:54:05 PM

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

Here are more detailed directions on extending the range for the
Microsoft routers.

One of the two following hardware configurations will allow you to
expand your Microsoft Broadband Network.

The first one is connected via wires & the second one is connected via
wireless.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wired connection configuration information.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wireless connection configuration information.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

(For this configuration you can only use WEP & MAC filtering, for
wireless security, because the MN-740 doesn't support WPA.)

Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-500 or MN-700 #1
MN-740 --> WAN port of MN-500, or MN-700 #2
MN-740 --> WAN port of MN-500, or MN-700 #3 (if available)

You will have to configure each MN-740 on an Xbox to connect to the
wireless network you want the second & third router to connect to.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
General configuration information for both network connection types.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

Make sure all MN-740's are running the latest firmware which is 1.00.02.0021

Now let’s 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 or WPA key (If the entire network supports WPA)
Channel 6 (if wireless)

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 or WPA key (If the entire network supports WPA)
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 or WPA key (If the entire network supports WPA)
Channel 11


If you keep the SSID and WEP key or WPA key (If the entire network
supports WPA) the same for all base stations, people will be able to
move between locations and get a connection, without needing to change
there configuration as they move.

If you are using WEP on some but WPA on other wireless routers you will
have to reconfigure the wireless settings as you switch between wireless
networks.

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

Non-overlapping channels have at least 5 channels between them as 1, 6,
& 11 do.

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

There are more combinations if you only need two channels.

One last note 2.4 & many 5.8 GHz phones (The models that use the 2.4 GHz
frequency as well as the 5.8 GHZ frequency) will cause interference with
802.11b & 802.11g wireless networking hardware, as 802.11b & 802.11g
both use the 2.4 GHz frequency.


Dom wrote:

> I need to increase the area covered by my Microsoft
> wireless router, I see that Linksys & Netgear have come up
> with range extenders. Is there such a product by
> Microsoft? Can I use the Linksys device?
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Anonymous
September 29, 2004 12:49:47 PM

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

Thats what I'm looking for also. PLEASE, if you find out
just shoot me off a quick email at Rbruce2738@aol.com
Thanks
Anonymous
September 29, 2004 1:28:39 PM

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

Not for the Microsoft Broadband Networking hardware. You can read previous
posts on this in this newsgroup. The Microsoft products work on a two
(external and internal) antenna and no "extender" is available.
--
Chris H.
Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
Associate Expert
Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:17e501c4a63b$f2a90160$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Thats what I'm looking for also. PLEASE, if you find out
> just shoot me off a quick email at Rbruce2738@aol.com
> Thanks
!