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I think I did, but I'm not entirely sure. I put DD-WRT on the router also.

 

I followed this guide: http://www.techsupportforum.com/3785-how-to-convert-a-second-router-into-a-wireless-bridge/

 

It seemed like basic stuff, but I just wanted a guide to make sure.

 

Once I finished I think I got connected, but I wasn't sure. Does the single icon in Windows change at all? It just stayed the same. I tried testing it and I think I was connected, because I unplugged the power from the router, now wireless repeater, and I lost Internet on my PC. However, doing this test again shows no result. I just stay connected. So I think I was connected at one point, but now I'm not.

 

Also, how much does it matter that the two routers are different? One is a Netgear WNR3500L v2 w/ Tomato and the repeater is a D-Link 601.

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What you have sounds correct. I set up one of our as a repeater and it works mainly the same. Instead of making a separate network which I though it would it just kinda combines them and shares packets between the strongest strength. What you have sounds correct. Worked out great for me as not only am I using it as a repeater, but also as a wireless card for 2 PCs.

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What you have sounds correct. I set up one of our as a repeater and it works mainly the same. Instead of making a separate network which I though it would it just kinda combines them and shares packets between the strongest strength. What you have sounds correct. Worked out great for me as not only am I using it as a repeater, but also as a wireless card for 2 PCs.

 

Does your Windows wifi signal strength icon change at all? Also, any idea why I'm not losing a connection when I disconnect the repeater from power?

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Does your Windows wifi signal strength icon change at all? Also, any idea why I'm not losing a connection when I disconnect the repeater from power?


Yes. My laptop goes from 3 to 5. When you disconnect the repeater it defaults the packets back to the main router. Really confused me when I first did it.

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