Extending wireless range

  villa-ru 20:56 07 Dec 2005

I have a Dell inspiron 9300, connected through wanadoo wireless broadband. It doesn't reach far enough to use through the house, so on the (possibly inaccurate) advice of shop staff I bought a 'belkin wireless G range extender / access point'. Being very un-techy, opeingin the box is about as far as i've got!
the instuctions start by saying I need to enter a mac adress from the extender into the router's set up utility, accessed through '' in my browser. I assumes this must be for a belkin router, as nothing comes up for me.

Help - where do I go from here? can i sort it out, or do i have completley the wrong hardware?

thanks for you help....

  Taff™ 12:17 08 Dec 2005

Tell us exactly what you have (Make & Models) in terms of equipment. Laptop - Router/Modem and the new extender.

The is the way to access a router modems setup screen but obviously you must be within range to do so. This address could be slightly different for your router/modem. That`s why we need to know the make & model.

  bazb 13:49 08 Dec 2005


Have a look at this click here It looks a bit pricey, but seems to be very easy to set up. It doesn't say that it needs to link through a router.

If your Wanadoo box is same as my daughters then it will only be a wirless modem and not a wireless modem/router, which is normaly used to extend a ADSL connection.

  villa-ru 19:53 11 Dec 2005

hi - more details are:

laptop - dell inspiron 9300

the wanadoo 'livebox' from their wireless & talk braodband service is a combined adsl modem & wirless router. it uses an inventel wireless adaptor (model ur054g v1.1)

extender I'm trying to use is Belkin wireless extender model f5d7130

Hope that helps - let me know if you need anything else.


  Taff™ 23:20 13 Dec 2005

So this is the Belkin click here and the Wanadoo Livebox help pages are here click here.

Can your laptop communicate with both the livebox and the Belkin?

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