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    Wireless Repeaters

    Hi we have a wireless network that works pefectly well everywhere except one hut where the signal is weak. There are no netowrk ports out there and i dont fancy running one externally. So i thought a wireless repeater but i have never had to use of these before so can anyone recommend one and are they easy to set up?

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    Re: Wireless Repeaters

    I've used Buffalo APs to do this in the past, works fairly well IIRC. It was just a case of telling each AP the others MAC address. Kind of the same way as making a wireless bridge.

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    Re: Wireless Repeaters

    Geoff

    Sorry i need to explain a bit more detail about our wireless system. We do not have AP we have an 'airspace' system which from what i have been told is different?!?! I havent got a clue :P

    The ariel things we have are aruba ap60/ap61 using an aruba wireless mangement thing that look like a switch (very tecnical )

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    Re: Wireless Repeaters

    Buffalo wireless acces points bridge and are very easy to setup. You can set it as a dedicated link and then use thr 4 rj45 ports or you can set it up as a link and allow clients to conect to it but it does drop the performance.


    this works best if you have a cat5e port in the main building to link from. it also will not intergrate into your management! but will defo work on the same GHZ

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    Re: Wireless Repeaters

    You do have access points the aruba radios are dumb access points with all the intelligence on the central switch.

    You say you have ap60/ap61 <--- I'd guess the AP stands for access point.

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    Re: Wireless Repeaters

    DLink DWL-2000AP's do this too...

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    Re: Wireless Repeaters

    Avoid D-Link DWL-2000AP ones if at all possible, I've had nothing but trouble with the couple we have in our school!

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    Re: Wireless Repeaters

    Yeah, i'd forgotton to mention they were shit...

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