Wireless range extenders

  TomG 22:58 06 Sep 2006
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Is it possible to use more than one range extender in a wireless network? Wouldn't there be a conflict with IP addresses (they all seem to have a static address)?

  ade.h 00:10 07 Sep 2006

I have only ever used one, but I know of networks that use quite a few APs so there shouldn't be any conflict as long as they are all set up correctly. Your WLAN adapters can roam actively between the strongest APs and the "stickiness" of this behaviour can usually be adjusted in the adapter's driver's properties.

  TomG 08:23 07 Sep 2006

Hi ade.h

Can each of the extenders have the same IP address (I presume not)? If not do you assign a static address to each but the gateway IP address is that of the router?

  ade.h 14:25 07 Sep 2006

I've just had a look at the manual for that D-Link G700 that you were interested in. Although it doesn't appear to mention a specific need, there is the option to change the device's default IP, so I would do so if I were you. Its default is 192.168.0.50, which you use to access it for the first time, so I would probably set any extra APs in that same range, numbered sequentially.

  TomG 18:45 07 Sep 2006

Thanks ade.h

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