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ok guys so im still new to networking and how a lot of stuff works i really need to learn this stuff for work and school so any tips would be great

issue have a house that is very large with many walls, we have a set up in the office where the router currently is, we need to have wireless internet that will reach over a range of atleast 300 feet and through about 6-7 walls plus any interference.

current router http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122326

2 laptops
1 netbook

Thinking im going to need to use access point or bridge with this to reach the amount of range we want to have the only thing is i dont know much about setting them up or how they work other then adding range. do they need to be plugged into the router then have the wire ran out the room or are they wireless?

i would like to try not to have to run any wires across the house if possible at all.

saw a few things that were interesting to me that might help with this issue so let me know what you guys think add anything you would like looking to learn anything

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122376

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833168045

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833168071

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833168063

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833168074
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A couple options, from greatest to least performance.

1) Acquire another router with n capability. Place the routers at opposite ends of the house. Run a long ethernet cable to the secondary router, connecting the routers by using a LAN port on each. Disable DHCP on the secondary router and assign a static IP. Use the same SSID on the secondary router but on another channel.

2) Acquire a dd-wrt capable router. Establish the router in 'repeater' mode with your SSID settings. Place router anywhere in the house where you want a boost. This will receive the broadcast wirelessly and retransmit onto a further range.
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A couple options, from greatest to least performance.

1) Acquire another router with n capability. Place the routers at opposite ends of the house. Run a long ethernet cable to the secondary router, connecting the routers by using a LAN port on each. Disable DHCP on the secondary router and assign a static IP. Use the same SSID on the secondary router but on another channel.

2) Acquire a dd-wrt capable router. Establish the router in 'repeater' mode with your SSID settings. Place router anywhere in the house where you want a boost. This will receive the broadcast wirelessly and retransmit onto a further range.
So basically your saying that those other things wont work in helping to extend the range to cover the house, only adding an exact same router to the mid of the house will do that?
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So basically your saying that those other things wont work in helping to extend the range to cover the house, only adding an exact same router to the mid of the house will do that?
The secondary router doesn't need to be the exact same model. This is an excellent solution if you have an extra router sitting around. If you have to purchase new anyway, those repeaters also work. IIRC some of the outdoor repeaters have issues with walls, etc. but don't bank on that info it was a while ago I learned of this and the tech may have changed since.
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Any of those should work, but at the price point a DD-WRT capable router would be both cheaper and more feature rich. Keep in mind a 'wireless router' is simply a 3 in 1 combination device consisting of a router, switch and wireless AP.

If you go with something like solution 1 you can use any access point or any wireless router. As long as you are using a compatible standard and configure the same SSID it will work.
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What if its a lynks g router with that net gear n
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What if its a lynks g router with that net gear n
If your asking if you can use a wireless g + wireless n router at the same time, one being a repeater, then yes it will work.
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Sweet anytips for setting up the lyks g router as an ap with the netgear n router? I know im going to need to run a cable through the netgear an the g ap.
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