Linksys Wireless G Range Extender WRE54G

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Simon Willcox, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. Has anyone used thus particular model with a Linksys router or more
    importantly with a different brand router?

    If you have please post back your experiences on how well it worked and how
    easy was it to set up using the auto button?


    Simon Willcox
    looking to extend my network
     
    Simon Willcox, Oct 11, 2005
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  2. Simon Willcox

    Jack Guest

    Hi
    I cannot give you a direct answer since I did not try this specific Extender
    with None Linksys Router.

    However, in general I see the use of Extender as the mean of last resort.

    In general, Extender does not do well when used with a source that is based
    on a different Chipset than the Extender is.

    Extenders cut the Bandwidth in to two. Therefore, if you put an Extender at
    the 50% Bandwidth Level you end up with 25% pass the extender (and less
    further On).

    Extenders, relatively to their limited configuration capacity, are
    expensive.

    A good Access Point that can be configured as a Repeater/Client (that is the
    actual name of the devices Extenders is n Entry Level Marketing ploy),
    provide much more flexibility, and if necessary can be equipped with a Good
    External Antenna and provide better service.

    WDS is a better solution too since it is a little less depended on Chipset
    and many WDS can be fit with external Antenna as well (
    http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Modes.html )

    These pages describe the common methods that might be used to Extend
    Wireless Coverage.

    Extending Distance: http://www.ezlan.net/Distance.html

    Wireless Bridging: http://www.ezlan.net/bridging

    Hi Gain Antenna - http://www.ezlan.net/antennae.html

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
     
    Jack, Oct 11, 2005
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  3. Simon Willcox

    Guest Guest

    I also want to add that using an external antenna will help a lot. Linksys
    routers and access points' antennas can be removed, thus making them easier
    to use with 3rd party high gain antennas.
    For e.g. I have configured two Linksys access points using two high gain
    directional antennas (14dbi) at a distance of about 1km and they worked great
    at 54mpbs without any data loss.
     
    Guest, Oct 11, 2005
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