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Anonymous
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July 28, 2004 1:55:52 AM

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Is it possible to string multiple Dlink 800AP+ range extenders together?
Basically I want to have something like the Following:

(Access point for wired Lan) <-> 800AP+ <-> 800AP+ <-> (Wireless Bridge) <-> (Remote Wired Lan)

I have about 300 feet between the two wired lans, with multiple obstructions, so a straight shot
using wireless between the two will not likely work. I've never used a range extender before, so
I might need some remedial education.

-Don
Anonymous
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July 28, 2004 1:55:53 AM

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Good luck

I cant even get one to work....what client adapter do you have


"Donald Thompson" <dlt_spamcatch@lunanet.biz> wrote in message
news:qjvit1-4go.ln1@someplace.com...
> Is it possible to string multiple Dlink 800AP+ range extenders together?
> Basically I want to have something like the Following:
>
> (Access point for wired Lan) <-> 800AP+ <-> 800AP+ <-> (Wireless Bridge)
<-> (Remote Wired Lan)
>
> I have about 300 feet between the two wired lans, with multiple
obstructions, so a straight shot
> using wireless between the two will not likely work. I've never used a
range extender before, so
> I might need some remedial education.
>
> -Don
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
July 28, 2004 3:52:56 AM

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Robert Desel wrote:
> Good luck
>
> I cant even get one to work....what client adapter do you have

Well, I don't have the extender yet, but I have various adapters that will need
to work with it. If necessary, I'll buy all dlink adapters, but I had assumed they
were interoperable.

Do you have specifically an 800AP+ that does not work? Will it associate with the
access point but not for clients or what? Does the 800AP+ appear as an access point
to other clients when its in range extending mode for another AP?

-Don

> "Donald Thompson" <dlt_spamcatch@lunanet.biz> wrote in message
> news:qjvit1-4go.ln1@someplace.com...
>
>>Is it possible to string multiple Dlink 800AP+ range extenders together?
>>Basically I want to have something like the Following:
>>
>>(Access point for wired Lan) <-> 800AP+ <-> 800AP+ <-> (Wireless Bridge)
>
> <-> (Remote Wired Lan)
>
>>I have about 300 feet between the two wired lans, with multiple
>
> obstructions, so a straight shot
>
>>using wireless between the two will not likely work. I've never used a
>
> range extender before, so
>
>>I might need some remedial education.
>>
>>-Don
>
>
>
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
July 28, 2004 3:52:57 AM

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Interesting the DLINK DWL G120 which is their USB adapter does not work with
it.

I have other linksys adapters but I cant tell if the issue is with the
adapter the repeater or the WAP

"Donald Thompson" <dlt_spamcatch@lunanet.biz> wrote in message
news:hf6jt1-oa1.ln1@someplace.com...
> Robert Desel wrote:
> > Good luck
> >
> > I cant even get one to work....what client adapter do you have
>
> Well, I don't have the extender yet, but I have various adapters that will
need
> to work with it. If necessary, I'll buy all dlink adapters, but I had
assumed they
> were interoperable.
>
> Do you have specifically an 800AP+ that does not work? Will it associate
with the
> access point but not for clients or what? Does the 800AP+ appear as an
access point
> to other clients when its in range extending mode for another AP?
>
> -Don
>
> > "Donald Thompson" <dlt_spamcatch@lunanet.biz> wrote in message
> > news:qjvit1-4go.ln1@someplace.com...
> >
> >>Is it possible to string multiple Dlink 800AP+ range extenders together?
> >>Basically I want to have something like the Following:
> >>
> >>(Access point for wired Lan) <-> 800AP+ <-> 800AP+ <-> (Wireless Bridge)
> >
> > <-> (Remote Wired Lan)
> >
> >>I have about 300 feet between the two wired lans, with multiple
> >
> > obstructions, so a straight shot
> >
> >>using wireless between the two will not likely work. I've never used a
> >
> > range extender before, so
> >
> >>I might need some remedial education.
> >>
> >>-Don
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
July 28, 2004 4:00:09 AM

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Donald Thompson <dlt_spamcatch@lunanet.biz> wrote in
news:qjvit1-4go.ln1@someplace.com:

> Is it possible to string multiple Dlink 800AP+ range extenders
> together? Basically I want to have something like the Following:
>
> (Access point for wired Lan) <-> 800AP+ <-> 800AP+ <-> (Wireless
> Bridge) <-> (Remote Wired Lan)
>
> I have about 300 feet between the two wired lans, with multiple
> obstructions, so a straight shot using wireless between the two
> will not likely work. I've never used a range extender before, so
> I might need some remedial education.

I have experience of the D-Link DWL-900AP+. Although D-Link
officially say that "you can't repeat a repeater", user experience
differs. See:
<http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8
&safe=off&frame=right&th=7152c29e24df431e&seekm=rOwK9.348258%
24P31.131283%40rwcrnsc53>

The best configuration I've found when using the DWL-900AP+ is to
connect two back-to-back with a crossover cable, one configured as a
wireless client, the other as an access point. This gives a
manufacturer-neutral repeater, allows the use of a different channel,
and avoids the drop in throughput usually associated with a repeater.

This sort of arrangement may give you extended range via a dogleg
path which provide indirect line of sight. Replacing the stock 2dBi
gain antennae with higher gain antennae will help; a low cost
increase to medium gain 5dBi gain antennae is still helpful. I guess
it all depends on the path between the two wired LANs.

Hope this helps

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