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9th September 2008, 02:53 PM #1
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Wireless APs for bridging
I've currently got two netgear WG102 APs as a network bridge between our main buildings and a seperate music department. The problem is they keep dropping the link, but will immediately re-establish it if both APs are restarted. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm considering swapping the APs out for new ones, but what would be recommended?
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9th September 2008, 02:59 PM #2
I know I keep going on about them - but the ruckus gear is still the best I've seen.
The bridging on the is just as good as all the other features - but of course you'll need a controller.
However, if you're thinking of wireless anyway, its by far the best (and one of the cheapest) solutions.
9th September 2008, 03:07 PM #3
I use two 11n airport extreme base stations configured for WDS. Its been more reliable than the Dlink ones and the Belkin ones and the netgear that i had in the past. It bridges across our playgrounds to the nursery from the Main building.
Just checking it now since i haven't checked it before the six weeks using the utility provided and yep the link is still up
Last edited by HodgeHi; 9th September 2008 at 03:08 PM.
Reason: forgot about the netgear APs
9th September 2008, 03:12 PM #4
rhyds: I've probably got a couple of buffalo's you could try for this all for a small amount send me a pm if interested.
Probably about a fiver plus p+p
9th September 2008, 03:18 PM #5
I have had no end of trouble with these APs.
The three that I have just suddenly stop working and need a restart. Not found a solution for this but hopefully replacing them at some point.
9th September 2008, 03:20 PM #6
9th September 2008, 04:09 PM #7
Originally Posted by rhyds
Originally Posted by sparkeh
9th September 2008, 11:24 PM #8
we have 2 point to point wireless bridges using netgear access poinrt bridges. 2 of them are v3 of whatever model it is (will fond out tomorrow) and work great, but the other 2 are v2 and altuogh thy say connected ath a good sigal strength, the pings are awful. First thing ill try is replacing the netgears on the bad link
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