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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?
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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