Increase Wireless Range on Router

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  1. meansizzler

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    Thought there might be some network experts in here so here goes, this is a copy of an email I have sent to Dlink, but maybe some of you have some ideas/guidance..

    I have a DI-784 Router and would like to increase the range of it, the router is located on the first floor and I have very good reception on that floor but on the ground floor the reception in some parts of the house is pretty poor, I mean in the middle of the house on the ground floor the reception is great as I am located right under the router but as I move towards the end of the house the reception drops to nearly zero, I understand that the Antenna on the DI-784 is not upgradeable so what I need is Repeater, Since the wireless reception is so strong in the middle of the ground floor am I to understand that if I place one of these Repeater devices there it will pick up a strong signal therefore increasing the wireless range/coverage on the ground floor to pretty much all parts of the house, if so which Repeater would you recommend, I know the “DWL-7100AP” can function as a Repeater but I was also looking at the “DWL-8200AP” as it has upgradeable Antennas, but can it function as a Repeater to, also do you need these devices to be physically wired to the router for them to work as a “Repeater”, I would prefer them not to and how would you go about setting one of them up/managing it, can you manage the device wirelessly through an IP address or does it have to be connected directly to the router via Ethernet..

    I will mainly be using the Wireless A network on the Repeater and will be Streaming Video as well as Online gaming through a games console “Xbox 360”, will there be much lag/delay when data is sent between the Games Console, Repeater and Router compared to being directly sent from the Games Console to Router..

    Many Thanks

    PS: Changing the Router is not an Option, as this is one of the Only Wireless A Routers that is Xbox live Certifed, anyway it's a great Router...
     
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    Ups, now I realize what the "A" was meant to be. Sorry. :blush: (The Siemens is WDS compatible but I guess that doesn't help then ...)

    Why not go with the DWL-7100AP, it seems to have a repeater mode, WDS and works with 802.11a networks?
     
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    I have my eye on one on eybay at the moment, but that 8200 seems much more compact and can be wall mounted, plus it has higher gain aerials.., just not sure if it can work as a repeater...
     

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