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Using Wifi ADSL router as Range extender?

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    Question Using Wifi ADSL router as Range extender?

    Dear sirs,
    I am using BSNL Home UL750 plan.
    The Access is through an BSNL UTstarCom Type 4 (WA3002G4) modem for Wifi.

    My question is....
    How to configure another Similar (WA3002G4) Wifi Modem to act as Range extender?

    Please note that bringing in a LAN cable to extender is not feasable for me. I simply want to put the a second Wifi Modem that will accept signals from my ADSL WiFi router and repeat the signal.

    Kindly show me the way..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhvm View Post
    Dear sirs,
    I am using BSNL Home UL750 plan.
    The Access is through an BSNL UTstarCom Type 4 (WA3002G4) modem for Wifi.

    My question is....
    How to configure another Similar (WA3002G4) Wifi Modem to act as Range extender?

    Please note that bringing in a LAN cable to extender is not feasable for me. I simply want to put the a second Wifi Modem that will accept signals from my ADSL WiFi router and repeat the signal.

    Kindly show me the way..
    This is not possible with physical connectivity, because the router which BSNL provide to their customer are not WDS enabled which means wireless distribution system. WDS routers are very costly because they use for mesh networking so this is not possible with your existing router.

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    Thanks for the reply,
    But i did'nt quite get it (or maybe you did'nt get my question)

    I alredy have WIFI network at my home for internet using BSNL type 4 Modem
    Now i wanna add another similar modem to extend the Wireless range. Kindly elaborate your explanation on this.

    Seperate range boosters are available in market,but too expensive, BSNL modem costs just 1800

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    Since you want to use two WIFI modem/routers,
    easiest method is to
    <A>extend the telephone line
    ( if legally possible)to the other location
    ( within your house/flat/apartment etc ).
    that bringing in a LAN cable to extender is not feasable for me.
    What is the distance or Range required ?
    ===================================
    Can you invest in Antenna Booster systems ?
    http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=YOBfxbpxosA
    The antenna is extended to a higher height.( or use dish like antenna )
    From :
    http://www.indiabroadband.net/broadb...nge-cheap.html

    http://lifehacker.com/software/how-t...der-296367.php

    ==================================
    Only problem both modems/routers cannot be used at the same time .
    ( I use this method <A> ( for LAN use) for a distance of about 50 to 60 feet)

    Imagine each WIFI router as a tower ( as for cellphone)
    and each system can access only one tower and they
    are independent.
    Last edited by essbebe; 3rd March 2009 at 05:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhvm View Post
    Thanks for the reply,
    But i did'nt quite get it (or maybe you did'nt get my question)

    I alredy have WIFI network at my home for internet using BSNL type 4 Modem
    Now i wanna add another similar modem to extend the Wireless range. Kindly elaborate your explanation on this.

    Seperate range boosters are available in market,but too expensive, BSNL modem costs just 1800
    Agree with your situation but as you are saying that you are using 1 wifi router provided by BSNL with without physical connectivity its not possible becasue the routers which you uses are basic router which is not WDS enabled. WDS routers can be act as a router or access point or repeater.

    So you have to lain the cat cable to another router by extending the telephone cable it will not work becasue PPPOE only accept one login to at a time so multi login per account is not possible with two router per connection and per line.
    ....

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    Hello all,
    Thanks for the replies, those links were useful.
    Its sad to see a regular router cannot be used as a repeater.

    My Router has a wireless "Bridge Mode" and "access point mode" can any of you experts help me understand it? Is that what we need?

    Thanks for your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhvm View Post
    Hello all,
    Thanks for the replies, those links were useful.
    Its sad to see a regular router cannot be used as a repeater.

    My Router has a wireless "Bridge Mode" and "access point mode" can any of you experts help me understand it? Is that what we need?

    Thanks for your time.
    Bridge mode is for to transmit the data between two or more networks and access point is to provide access to wifi enabled devices like laptops or wifi phones but in both cases cat wired is needed. there is not solutions to your problem with basic router.

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    Hmmm....
    If i run a CAT5 LAN cable from my Broadband WIF router to this new Wifi Modem then?
    Will both the modems provide Internet over WIFI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhvm View Post
    Hmmm....
    If i run a CAT5 LAN cable from my Broadband WIF router to this new Wifi Modem then?
    Will both the modems provide Internet over WIFI?
    Put first routers in DHCP mode.

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    Thanks,

    Feels like I need to get my hands dirty and try some stuff out.

    Actions speak louder than words

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    Hey buddy jus let me kno if u r able to do this (wa3002g4-----wifi---wa3002g4) as i also wanna do the same for my lan..

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    Quote Originally Posted by arihantddn View Post
    Hey buddy jus let me kno if u r able to do this (wa3002g4-----wifi---wa3002g4) as i also wanna do the same for my lan..
    No mate, its not that simple.
    There are no settings to enter Primary Modem's SSID and use it to Re-broadcast over WIFI.

    However This configuration works-
    Modem+wifi........(LAN CABLE).......Modem+Wifi



    There are some Pre-configured Router+extender Kits, but prices are Sky high

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhvm View Post
    No mate, its not that simple.
    There are no settings to enter Primary Modem's SSID and use it to Re-broadcast over WIFI.

    However This configuration works-
    Modem+wifi........(LAN CABLE).......Modem+Wifi



    There are some Pre-configured Router+extender Kits, but prices are Sky high
    HI please tell me how did u connect the two ADSL wifi routers type 4 provided by BSNL through the LAn cable...making first router DHCP....and all these pls explain me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimus View Post
    HI please tell me how did u connect the two ADSL wifi routers type 4 provided by BSNL through the LAn cable...making first router DHCP....and all these pls explain me.

    Hello prime..

    If you can run a cable, its very easy.

    Type 4 modems have 4 LAN ports behind. Just connect the regular LAN cable to one of these ports on the modem.
    Then, Disable DHCP on SECONDARY router.
    Look up the manual.

    Type in Browser 168.192.1.1.. which should take you to router config page, You can disable DHCP here.

    Good luck.:4:

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    @optimus
    Mention model/make of wif router.
    if Wa3002_g4 it is "3 in 1" model and does not have
    a WAN/internet input port.
    Try Lan1 to Lan1 of second similar unit.
    ( confirm wifi mode works in second unit )

    ref:
    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...reference.html

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